They also have a number of other options to choose from, with Cesc Fabregas and Ross Barkley impressing during pre-season, while N'Golo Kante returns to training at the start of next week following his World Cup exertions. If that was not the case then Fernandinho last season would not have extended the contract, and now Gabriel. We can not allow Gabriel to go out for another club because he is so young. "His courage, his fight to put every effort for the team is incredible". He didn't want to come. "He always wants to know what he can do better and that is fantastic".
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said Friday he will only dip into the transfer market for a "special" talent after a relatively quiet summer of business for the Premier League champions.
However, the youngster is yet to be granted a work permit to play in England and is ineligible to feature at the national stadium, with City now working to remedy the situation. The Italian coach only arrived at the club three weeks ago, yet judging from the Blues' pre-season performances, it seems the players at his disposal have taken his footballing philosophy to heart.
"Guardiola told me here in England that it is very hard, the level is very high", said Sarri, who declared his desire to remain at Chelsea for a decade. City is a huge Club and it is getting bigger and bigger so I just want to say thanks for everything.
"We ask for the work permit because we believe he can play with us, otherwise we would not be asking".
"Of course we want to win", he added.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been urged to smile more by one of the club's former players.
"So, I'm so satisfied - all my period here, even the first year - with the squad we have. From Monday we will be back all together and think about what we have to do to keep last season's level".