Antonio Conte insists he is too experienced to be drawn into a war of words with Jose Mourinho; Ronaldinho says Gabriel Jesus can replace Messi.
"He's quality, he's smart and has quality on the ball," Guardiola said. "He has a special quality with the ball, dribbling as a holding-midfielder."
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is to take his side on warm-weather training as part of a mid-season break.
Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has credited captain Jordan Henderson for his side's return to winning ways in 2017.
Brazilian legend Ronaldinho has backed Manchester City wonder kid Gabriel Jesus to replace Lionel Messi as the best player in the world.
Aitor Karanka says his old La Liga rivalry with Victor Valdes is a thing of the past as the pair plot to keep Middlesbrough clear of relegation.