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The British transfer record signing of 100 million pounds by Jack Grealish is expected to become this summer’s biggest league champion in the Premier League
Pep Guardiola does not expect any more revenue or expenditure in Manchester City as the transfer deadline approaches.
City are missing a striker after missing out on top-seeded Harry Kane, who remains at Tottenham, while also pulling the plug on a move for Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Several players, including Bernardo Silva and Aymeric Laporte, have been linked with moves away from the Etihad Stadium, but Guardiola expects to have the same squad after the transfer window closes on Tuesday.
What has been said?
Asked about the possibility of players leaving their press conference ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal, Guardiola said: “Right now I do not think so, but maybe it will happen.
“Anything can happen, but my opinion is that everything will end the way it has now, and that’s good enough.”
City usually get their transfer business done early in the window, but there is still a chance from outside for a late deal.
“I do not know what is going to happen, it is a mystery, the transfer window this season is so strange,” Guardiola added.
“There are big, big problems, the English teams have made one or two signings. Maybe the rumors are that Real Madrid are going to do something and the rest I do not know.”
The bigger picture
City have been on the hunt for a new striker since Sergio Aguero was allowed to leave a free transfer to Barcelona at the end of last season.
Despite making it clear he wanted to leave Spurs, City could not sign a deal with Kane while Lionel Messi moved to Paris Saint-Germain without the club being interested.
The so-called super agent Jorge Mendes offered Ronaldo to the club, but despite talks, the Premier League champions chose to opt out of a move.
Mendes has also tried to secure a switch to Bernardo, another of his players wanting to switch to Spain.
However, there have been no offers and the Portuguese farmer appears to be staying at the Etihad.