"Bakayoko is a good signing for us", the Italian said.
He stated: "Manchester came to me, they talked with my agent, but nothing happened, because Chelsea would not negotiate me in any way and I'm very happy at Chelsea". "We're used to just watching the game and going away quietly, but this time around we could not leave quietly". "Everyone wants to beat the champions and Chelsea are going to find that out again now".
While Conte worked with a small squad and regularly named the same team last season, in the new campaign he has the added pressure of Champions League football to deal with. "It's the most competitive league in the world and it's becoming more competitive as we go on", he insisted. "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City".
I can't think of a reason why Chelsea would sell him.
Arsene Wenger sympathises with Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte over the size of his squad - but reckons the Blues have made their own problems by loaning out so many players.
"Twenty-five per cent means one of four", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. I still contact them and even the physiotherapists. It's a fair comment to say that out loud because we're all talking about how the second season is more hard than the first.
"We have more experience of working together than we had last season".
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"I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting".
"After there were quite a lot of people surrounding him and taking photos - it's not what we're used to".
Jurgen Klopp quickly made him his top target and soon got his man early in the transfer window this season.
"Chelsea are weaker than last season - no Diego Costa, no Matic - and I'm concerned for them". While City shimmered in attack, they frequently looked vulnerable in defence and resculpting the back four has been Guardiola's main priority.
Sane's former Schalke team-mates Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Sead Kolasinac have moved to the Premier League this season, joining Stoke City and Arsenal respectively, and the winger believes he could one day return to the Bundesliga club.
"The next year I had some offers from overseas and took the step towards Manchester City and had another great year". I'm sure they'll be challenging.