Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Premier League clubs that broke their transfer records this summer

Premier League clubs that broke their transfer records this summer

Arsenal are the first Premier League opponents for defending champions, Manchester City, yet after a relatively quiet summer in the transfer market Pep Guardiola has admitted the club simply didn't have much money to spend. I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in.

"This is the first time it wasn't like that and maybe in the future it will be revised, I will start the season with the players that I will have all year".

When asked if he would make a signing today, Mourinho said: "The information I have is no".

"My view is that, first of all, is hard for me to believe we finished second", he said.

Mourinho also has selection problems for the Leicester game, with Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Dalot ruled out because of injuries and Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini not considered fully fit after being given extra time off to recover from the World Cup. "That is my experience at Barcelona and Bayern Munich".

The Merseyside outfit have signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer transfer window so far. I told that during pre-season.

"They returned on Monday".

"[Alexis is] more than ready but you can not have the players who arrived only last Monday after the World Cup semi-finals or final and three weeks' holiday".

"Because it is very important how they feel and to understand how they think they can help or not help".

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

The Portuguese believes runners-up are often portrayed as if they have been relegated and those who finish below them are presented as "serial winners".

"So it's hard for me to understand or to feel or to believe that we finished second, which I keep saying that I - and sometimes it's also hard to believe - that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues". What happened last season, we have learned and we know what to do.

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