Manchester City will not be active in the January market.
That is because Pep Guardiola believes that he already “has a fantastic team to fight for all the titles”, and no further additions are needed at this stage.
City spent over £100 million in the summer, binging in central defenders Rúben Dias from Benfica and Nathan Aké from Bournemouth, and also signing winger Ferran Torres from Valencia.
They had been linked with a move to entice Lionel Messi to the Etihad, but that now appears to be over, with the Argentines wage demands too much even for them.
City have had a mixed start to the season, bit showed glimpses of their real for by thrashing Burnley 5 – 0 in the Premier League on Saturday, a win that moves them up to 9th in the table.
They have already secured qualification for the knock-out stages of the Champions League with two games to go, whilst their defence of the League Cup continues with a quarter-final away at Arsenal just before Christmas.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.