"Chelsea made a decision to buy an excellent goalkeeper for the next six, seven years, the money for selling Courtois they invest in another guy, a young player".
Willian played a vital role in Chelsea's FA Cup win last season and though the Blues were not lucky enough to finish in top four to compete in next season's UEFA Champions League, Willian was outstanding and also dazzled at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup and attracted interest from Barcelona while Jose Mourinho was also eyeing a reunion with the player.
"I am convinced that Jurgen Klopp's progressive side are the biggest danger to City this season and I feel they will give Pep Guardiola's side a real run for their money", Owen told BetVictor.
The inspiration behind Leicester's shock title triumph two seasons ago, the 2016 PFA Player of The Year joins an embarrassment of attacking riches at the Etihad as the champions bid for back-to-back Premier League titles. But anything less than a convincing victory will stir debate about Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy's failure to deliver new players for his manager at the start of a campaign that will see the club move into the rebuilt White Hart Lane stadium after a year at Wembley.
With some few hours to end the transfer deadline on Thursday, Manchester United were expecting to grab a late hour transfer to beef up their defence but the Uruguayan refused to move to Old Trafford.
"If we don't make our team better, it will be a hard season for us". "We are going to be better - no doubt about that".
Last season's top-two teams spent nothing on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho's side have acquired three new players during the transfer window - Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant - while their rivals have splashed the cash.
Pochettino's belief is strengthened by Tottenham's success in persuading a number of key players, including England striker Harry Kane - the World Cup golden boot victor - to sign new contracts. And a squad that most rational observers would agree could benefit from more depth.