Tottenham stands pat during a busy Premier League transfer window

The Premier League 2018/19 season preview

The Premier League 2018/19 season preview

"The team played as a team", Mourinho said.

"The market closes today".

In contrast, Liverpool's rivals United had an underwhelming summer with Brazilian midfielder Fred the most notable signing despite missing out on the title by 19 points last season.

Manchester City are the clear favourites to retain their title after their brilliant campaign last season saw them set a record points tally of 100.

The 24-year-old continued: "I've been around the club a long time and it's incredible to be apart of getting the club into the Premier League, I feel proud of that".

United is further hamstrung with a host of key players, including Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, who were involved in the later stages of the World Cup, limiting their preseason preparations.

It was a pretty boring deadline day for much of the day with Sky Sports News often scrambling around for something to talk about or someone to talk to whilst little transfer activity actually happened. No one fancied us to go up and it's always nice to prove people wrong.

Of the players transferred-in, just £175m (14%) relate to intra-Premier League transfers, a record low proportion across the history of the summer transfer window.

Press Association Sport understands United have been keen to sign a centre-back, but Leicester's reluctance to sell Harry Maguire looks to have scuppered any move for the England star.

"They returned on Monday", he said.

Leicester also spent heavily on seven new players with a £104.3m outlay, topped by Championship prospect James Maddison (£24m) but also secured the services of former West Brom captain Jonny Evans for just £3.5m. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win", he said.

The playmaker was a fundamental part of Sarri's midfield in Naples, dictating their tempo as they pushed Juventus all the way in last season's Serie A title race. "For us it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought". "Like all the other players we sign it's not because they are [worth] more or less money".

Last season he made 30 appearances for Freiburg and scored one goal.

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