Guardiola opens up on Man City attempts to sign Chelsea's Jorginho

Guardiola opens up on Man City attempts to sign Chelsea's Jorginho

Guardiola opens up on Man City attempts to sign Chelsea's Jorginho

"We spoke - they have to come back ready".

City play Chelsea in the Community Shield on 5 August before opening their league campaign at Arsenal a week later.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper, who will see his present contract at the Etihad Stadium expire in June 2019, is one of 28 players selected as City will lock horns with Borussia Dortmund in Chicago (July 21), Liverpool in New York (July 26) and Bayern Munich in Miami (July 29).

Italy global Jorginho was identified as his top target with a deal agreed before he later made a decision to move to Stamford Bridge from Napoli.

Jorginho played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and Chelsea's new head coach was keen to be reunited with him at Stamford Bridge. If they want to come, that's great but if he wants to go to Chelsea, all the best for him.

Hart spent last season on loan at West Ham, however, the former England number one is in the squad as he searches for a permanent move away. English football received an exceptional player at the end.

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The plan for Gomes, outlined to him before he agreed to sign, has always been to keep him around the first team squad until at least January, and then decide from there the best course of action. If they are ready they'll help us and if not we'll wait for them.

"Manchester City players and staff departed for the club's summer tour of the U.S. earlier (on Tuesday)", City confirmed on their official website.

Following the conclusion of the tournament last Sunday, a majority of City's first team players have yet to resume full training and Guardiola says he will not rush them back.

"And for me this is just a huge challenge, professionally and personally".

"I know it is not easy for him what happened in the last period, but he's with us and tomorrow he's going to play".

"I am not disappointed", said Guardiola. "He is with us".

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