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Manchester City chase visa for Douglas Luiz amid transfer frustration

Manchester City chase visa for Douglas Luiz amid transfer frustration

Sarri will speak to them before the FA Community Shield on Sunday and the task of closing the gap on runaway champions City and his good friend Pep Guardiola.

"I am happy that he is here in the Premier League".

"We will see", Guardiola is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"We are going to improve a lot because of his ideas here in England". The midfielder played only 17 games in Spain, mostly as a substitute, but has impressed during pre-season to the extent Guardiola believes he can deputise for Fernandinho.

A high-octane set-up and such an adjustment to their work under Antonio Conte means Chelsea's players are likely to need more time to adapt to Sarri's attempts to bring a thrilling style.

DStv Nigeria have confirmed that they will not show the Community Shield game between Manchester City and Chelsea this Sunday.

The Brazilian, 21, scored 13 times last season as City won the Premier League title.

"Always Chelsea is a big rival".

And to really kill the rumours linking the wantaway winger to United and Barcelona, Sarri had an assured response when asked if he was confident that the right winger would stay at the club. Antonio (Conte) was. I am delighted that players with this style of play will be ideal for English football.

And France World Cup winners N'Golo Kante and Olivier Giroud, Belgium trio Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Michy Batshuayi, plus England's Gary Cahill, are yet to return following the World Cup. We started two and a half weeks ago.

'It is hard because Manchester City have been working together for two years.

"The Premier League is the most competitive of Europe's top leagues". If I felt it's done and we can not improve I would not be here.

'I talk with the club about the market but only one or maybe two times, not more.

"I want to win, because it's very important to have a trophy immediately".

Guardiola did not entirely rule out adding another player before the transfer window closes next week but maintains any new recruit must be of exceptional quality.