Champions Man City look even stronger now

Champions Man City look even stronger now

The club are all set to sign Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in a world-record fee for a goalkeeper.

United already had the players at home last season to make it hard for City, but they could not.

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has admitted that Liverpool got the best of Pep Guardiola's side last season and has challenged his teammates to overcome the increased competition in the Premier League ahead of the new campaign.

"I just think they might make a stuttering start that other teams might take advantage of".

City's defence of the league title starts away to Arsenal this weekend.

There is little time for the Premier League's stars to shake off a World Cup hangover as less than a month on from Russia's summer showpiece, the chase to catch champions Manchester City begins in earnest on Friday.

The pressure will be on in Mourinho's third season at the club - it pains United fans to see their club trailing City and the prospect of being overtaken by Liverpool would be arguably even more painful.

Scudamore told Sky Sports he had received a mixed response to the arrangement.

We are sure to see a number of huge deals go through today and we will be keeping you up to date with every single one of them no matter how big or small.

Premier League clubs will not be able to complete loan deals or sign free agents after this deadline either. "But there are other clubs who say they haven't got time and wish we hadn't made a decision to do it".

"It is going to be challenging, particularly for the promoted clubs, who effectively have two-and-a-half weeks less".

"I'd like multiple trophies needed in various locations on the last day because we don't know how it will end".