Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has has aired out positions on the club’s, Wolves’ Ruben Neves £100m deal.
Wolves’ midfielder, Neves is has been part in Manchester City’s list of targets as they look out for stalwart, Fernandinho replacement.
Guardiola who will host Neves and Wolves at the Etihad tonight, said at a pre-match briefing: “A month ago, I started reading ‘Ruben Neves, £100million’.
“That’s not going to happen. We’re not going to pay £100million for a holding midfielder.
“Our wage bill for the players is eighth or ninth or tenth in Europe, so there are eight or nine clubs where the wages are higher than what Manchester City pay. We try to be stable in everything.
“When we spent a lot last season, it was because the team was old. It was 30-31 years old, and that’s why we did it. But we cannot do it every season.
“We have a limit and cannot spend more so that’s why we need to be careful with the players and try next season to see what we can do to improve.”