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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola makes Sergio Busquets enquiry

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Lucia Summers | 12 August, 2017, 06:56

However, City will have to fork out a fair sum for the Spain worldwide given that he's still got two years left on his Barca deal, and it's not likely that the English side would see much change from £50m for Busquets.

City has spent well and signing of defenders such as Kyle Walker makes this team look very complete.

City is most pundits' favorites to win the league title, after finishing 15 points behind champion Chelsea last season.

"The teams that arrive, in the first four, five, six games they are so complicated".

After finishing third last season, Guardiola is hopeful a younger team can mount a stronger title challenge but insists he does not feel under any additional pressure to win the Premier League this term.

"Keep doing what we've done in the last three games and it should be exciting". The defensive midfielder role looks a little fragile with Yaya Toure and Fernandinho both on the wrong side of 30.

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However, City, who start their Premier League campaign at promoted Brighton on Saturday, always meant to give Guardiola time to reload and a pre-season spree has put him in position to get it right this time.

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.

One of the Sky Blues' current key weaknesses is in central defence, where John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have yet to convince.

Even more so than his old foe Jose Mourinho across town at Manchester United, if Guardiola can not at the very least orchestrate a sustained title challenge, his gilded reputation will take a sizeable hit.

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