Champions Man City look even stronger now

Champions Man City look even stronger now

Champions Man City look even stronger now

Targett enjoyed a successful spell at Fulham last season, helping them win promotion to the Premier League with a number of impressive displays at left-back. Clubs have been caught out by the lack of time available, and with the amount of money in football, there are fewer bargains to be had for the Premier League clubs.

"I think the gap is too big to breach so quickly for some of the other teams chasing, like Liverpool and [Manchester] United". Many are tipping Liverpool to be their closest challengers this season, after a a £123.6m spending spree this summer. "You've got people coming back off the back of good World Cups, the spirits are high, so everyone is looking forward to it and this could be a good season for United".

The Red Devils raise the curtain on the campaign at home to Leicester on Friday night hoping to put a troubled pre-season dominated by manager Jose Mourinho's outbursts behind them.

Other players to keep an eye on are Leicester's Harry Maguire, who is reported to be still keen on joining Manchester United, and Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele who is linked with Arsenal.

Liverpool's business in the transfer window sees them enter the new campaign as the team most likely to challenge Man City.

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Liverpool FC, meanwhile, are preparing to host West Ham United at Anfield in their Premier League opener on Sunday. The Gunners's current deal with Puma expires next year and the Mail says they will sign an agreement with adidas that will be worth £60m a season over five years. "What we are working on is the depth of the squad because you need it".

"Arsenal I think are going to be more consistent as a team", Guardiola added.

City have already banked one trophy after beating Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Although Maurizio Sarri's new Chelsea isn't expected to move for another transfer, a potential Thibaut Courtois move to Real Madrid would see the Blues moving for his replacement, now thought to be Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Yet, based on the World Cup performances of Golden Boot victor Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen among others, there is still plenty for Mauricio Pochettino to look forward to.

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