The Blues finished fifth last season, outside the Champions League places and 30 points adrift of Pep Guardiola's runaway champions.
But Guardiola has endured plenty of frustration in his pursuit of a deep-lying midfielder, losing out to Manchester United and Chelsea for the signatures of Fred and Jorginho respectively, and the City boss says he will make a decision on whether to add to his squad before next month's deadline.
Leroy Sane has tipped Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea to pose the biggest threat to Manchester City's Premier League title defence next season. The Citizens are defending English champions after romping home to the title last season in record breaking fashion.
"But we are not going to break any records in the Premier League any more, it is impossible, nearly impossible".
"The day that this is football, I'm not in a job anymore", he said, "because the game is about playing together".
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While preparing for friendly matches against Liverpool and Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup, the Algeria international revealed Guardiola's winning habit drew him to City. "With the handsome history they have they will always be a contender to win the Premier League". "I have a young team and I am comfortable working with them".
"Khaldoon [Al Mubarak], Txiki [Begiristain] and Ferran [Soriano] know it depends on results".
Both have already fallen to Borussia Dortmund in the preseason collection of exhibition matches and will be looking to build some positive momentum heading into the new EPL season, in which they'll both be among the favorites to win the title.
Here is a look at how Liverpool and Manchester City line-up for their U.S. friendly match. "If they believe it's the best for Liverpool and their fans, it's ideal for them, so no problem at all". I tell them to react like a manager - the last decision is mine - but they can do what they feel, we are not going to change.