Fred, Jorginho? Pep Guardiola explains Manchester City summer transfer plan

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"As long as I am a coach at Manchester City, he isn't going anywhere".

"Not too much but it depends on the players".

Guardiola said: "The club, the chairman and myself want him to stay as long as possible". From the goals, the play, the passing, the passion and the team spirit, it's the best we have ever seen.

Guardiola, who was speaking at a press conference to preview the champions' final Premier League game of the season at Southampton on Sunday, expects incoming transfer business this summer to be limited.

"Now we are going to change some details".

The 23-year-old Portugal worldwide said: "Yes, the manager and all the staff told us they wanted it, they said, "Let's break the records because it will be something special". One or maybe two.

England winger Sterling has enjoyed the most prolific season of his career, with 18 Premier League goals alongside a further 11 top-flight assists.

"I didn't know that and it looks ridiculous to me".

Guardiola also branded Premier League rules that require a player to have made five appearances to qualify for a winner's medal as ridiculous, with young midfielders Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz now one short of that target.

For City, injured striker Sergio Aguero remains the only confirmed absentee but Guardiola is expected to revert to his usual starting XI one final time after giving the likes of Yaya Toure and Claudio Bravo a run out in midweek. Although City have a roster loaded with talent, a lot of that talent is going to the World Cup this summer, and with the title wrapped up, their last home match done, and their Champions League campaign over, I can see them either playing a weakened side or perhaps just not running at full speed.

"They have worked from day one to the last one, training with us, being in the locker room, working". It doesn't matter they don't have medals.

"Maybe I will be concerned by that and maybe they will be in the line-up, maybe they will play".

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