He is with us and he is our goalie but I don't know what his future will be.
"Always Chelsea is a big rival".
The outcome of the Community Shield doesn't matter, but any opportunity to watch a master at work is to be savoured and the brilliance of the former Napoli player might just leave the Premier League champions with sour taste in the mouth.
Willian and Loftus-Cheek were two of the players who returned from extended breaks this week, and the duo are unlikely to be fit enough to start against Manchester City.
Guardiola, on the other hand, has developed a free-flowing style at City, an adaption of the football played during his time at Barcelona.
For Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas is a doubt with a minor knee injury. The Argentine has scored five times in his last five games against Chelsea and no Manchester City player has scored more goals (three) than Sergio at Wembley.
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A cagey, laboured pre-season affair to be decided on penalties.
David Luiz rejoined the West London club in 2015, guiding them to a remarkable Premier League winning campaign - where he featured in 33 league games.
"Yes, we were close but in the end Jorginho made a decision to stay with Maurizio", said Guardiola, who has welcomed all of his FIFA World Cup stars back to training, with the exception of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling.
"I want to win, because it's very important to have a trophy immediately".
The Brazilian defender endured a deplorable season past year under Antonio Conte, where he was frozen out of the starting line-up for the most part of the term.
Chelsea goalkeeper and Hazard's countryman Thibaut Courtois has also been the subject of more reported overtures from Madrid, although Sarri is also keen for further additions to his squad alongside £57million midfielder Jorginho. "It's the main obstacle", said Pep.
Sarri did not say if permission had been granted, but it is fair to suggest he wants to keep his leading talents happy.