Was reflecting on something that Guardiola said in his press conference prior to the Wolves game: if Real Madrid or Barcelona come in for the same player that we want, then normally forget it. In light of the fact that we've lost Diaz (Real Madrid) and lost out on de Jong (Barcelona), does that give weight to the idea that we still fall behind those two teams and did it influence his comment? Of course, I appreciate we'll never know how far our interest extended in the case of de Jong and 'normally' means there will be exceptions, but is there a distinct pecking order? In the same press conference, the embargoed version in which he seemed more open than usual, he also hinted that we would need to be quicker and more efficient in identifying and signing our targets. Is that feasible, however, now that we only require players of the very highest standard?