Man City set to spend another £110m on Busquets and Van Dijk

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"It's normal that the players and supporters are going to be celebrating for a period of time, but we have had to come down to reality", Brighton boss Hughton said.

According to the British media reports, City have spent over 200 million pounds ($259.62 million) on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo, goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva.

However, City will have to fork out a fair sum for the Spain global given that he's still got two years left on his Barca deal, and it's not likely that the English side would see much change from £50m for Busquets.

"They have top players, but it is just 11 v 11 on the pitch and we need them to be uncomfortable", the 36-year-old Spanish right-back told the club's website. They've got to get to know the team, while we have a strong team base together and all know each other's game.

"We needed to do that this summer because we have one of the oldest teams in Europe".

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Brighton was very convincing in the Championship last season but the step up to the Premier League is a big one. We tried to make it a young squad and we did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now in the last weeks.

Last season was the first time in his managerial career that he finished a campaign without having added at least one trophy to his collection.

Guardiola could start with Jesus and Sergio Aguero up front, given he has used a 3-5-2 set-up for much of pre-season, which suggests Walker and Danilo are to be deployed as wing-backs.

However, City, who start their Premier League campaign at promoted Brighton on Saturday, always meant to give Guardiola time to reload and a pre-season spree has put him in position to get it right this time.

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