Pep Guardiola has warned that Manchester City can match Real Madrid’s financial muscle as the two clubs compete for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe.
Guardiola believes ‘anything can happen’ with Mbappe and is refusing to rule out a sensational move to the Etihad.
‘Players are very important and we always try to get the best players possible.
‘Abu Dhabi came in and invested in the team. Over the past five or six years we climbed to the top and we’re now in the top three or four. In order to get to the level of Madrid or Barcelona we just need time.
‘The Premier League is so attractive and the agreements are good. All the clubs think about their potential and their squads getting better. We try and we will see.
‘Now there is a period where there are a lot of doubts in terms of the players who will be here or not. We have to wait and meanwhile prepare the team as well as possible.’