Pep Guardiola insists Premier League champions can get better

Pep Guardiola insists Premier League champions can get better

However, the Blues swung into action late Wednesday when they agreed to sell goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid in a deal which paved the way for Athletic Bilbao 'keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to move to Stamford Bridge on a seven-year deal worth an estimated £71 million.

It is understood that an offer has yet to be tabled for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld. Across the north-west, Manchester United have brought in Fred for £59m whilst Chelsea under new manager Maurizio Sarri have bought Jorginho for £57m from his former club Napoli.

The Premier League is yet to employ the VAR system which was employed during the World Cup in Russian Federation.

"However, individually the players can improve", Guardiola said during the Sky Sports Premier League launch.

After a disappointing World Cup and Jorge Sampaoli's departure, AFA chief Claudio Tapia confirmed Guardiola was approached.

They could yet be joined by Celtic, who are aiming to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage, plus Burnley, Rangers, Hibernian and Welsh minnows TNS, who are still alive in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds at the time of writing. "We would have needed to mortgage the whole [of the AFA] to pay for him, and even that might not have been enough".

Defending champions City became the first side to reach 100 points in a Premier League campaign and finished last season 19 points above their closest rivals Manchester United.

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Mauricio Pochettino's side finished a lofty third previous year, but Wright is expecting things to be a lot more hard for them this time around. "That's why I am backing Jurgen Klopp's side to pip them to the title".

Manchester City have signed Melbourne City's wonderkid Daniel Arzani.

Arsenal look set to change kit provider next season, according to the Daily Mail.

Both clubs have England internationals who went on an extended dalliance in Russian Federation and have only recently returned from their holidays.

Premier League clubs will not be able to complete loan deals or sign free agents after this deadline either.

"It is going to be challenging, particularly for the promoted clubs, who effectively have two-and-a-half weeks less".

"I believe it's an interesting alternative to close the window before the league kicks off", he said. "But there are other clubs who say they haven't got time and wish we hadn't made a decision to do it".

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