Comment and Analysis
The Frenchman has been ruthless with stars like Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil as he plots to avoid the humiliations that wrecked the Gunners' hopes last season.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are in the hunt for up-and-coming German star Karim Bellarabi. The 24-year-old winger has been impressing at Bayer Leverkusen and recently broke into the national team.
Liverpool and Arsenal are keeping tabs on Gonzalo Higuain, who has refused to commit his future to Napoli.
Juventus is very interested in Xherdan Shaqiri. The player's contract with Bayern expires in 2016 and Guardiola is ready to give him up. Atletico Madrid is also monitoring the situation.