Guardiola thought Jorginho to City was done deal
- Man City manager says the club thought they had signed Jorginho, who thankfully joined Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea
When asked how close City had come to signing the 26-year-old, Guardiola said: "We were close but in the end, Jorginho decided to stay with Sarri.
"I've said before that I want players who want to come here. He didn't want that. We tried, we believed it was done but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea.
"It's quite similar to Alexis Sanchez [for whom City were beaten by Manchester United in January]. Nothing to say but good luck at Chelsea. English football has an exceptional holding midfielder."