"This division is far tougher and we'll certainly need all of the experienced heads around us".
It is always hard at this time of year to separate fact from fiction and it remains to be seen if the 18-year-old would be open to a move away from the principality, but his signing would represent a huge statement that City mean business both domestically and in Europe. "There's absolutely no doubt about his talent, which I could barely believe with my own eyes".
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Back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero, full-backs Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy and wingers Jesus Navas and Nolito have all left, while the unwanted Joe Hart has gone out on loan again to West Ham United.
"There won't be too many betting shops throughout the country that would put us outside the bottom three. We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except Tottenham".
Liverpool have had four Premier League fixtures moved for TV broadcast for October and November, including their home clash with Man United. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".
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"We know from working in preseason on the training pitch what our game plan is going to be in most games".
"Next season, for the next three or four years", the 46-year-old stated. "Manchester City will sign one, two, maybe three players but we are not going to do what happened this season." . If the club decides he is not able, we are going to take a solution. I hope I can prove I'm just as good as them.
Third placed City finished 15 points behind Premier League champions Chelsea, crashed out of the Champions League against Monaco and failed to reach either of the domestic cup finals. In my opinion, he could be one of the best players in the world one day.
Diame - who scored six goals in all competitions last season - retired from global football in March.
"I would like to see Pep Guardiola stay even if City didn't win a trophy, but the reality of football is that he would most likely be sacked if we have another season like the last one". In those three starts City scored 10 times, with Aguero and Jesus netting three apiece.
City certainly haven't let up in the transfer window with numerous players going in and out of the Etihad Stadium in the summer months, with a number of familiar faces been replaced by a new roster of new faces.
"Pep Guardiola's challenge can be crystallised into a simple question: will the manager allow Manchester City to defend this season?" says Jamie Jackson of The Guardian.