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With claim player prefers transfer to Manchester United, situation coming to a head

We carried a report from Spanish newspaper AS on Friday, who claimed that Gareth Bale would prefer to join Manchester United over Bayern Munich if he’s to leave Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. AS also mentioned the Red Devils are...
Manchester City - 2018-06-23 16:49:10

Watford player surprises home media with story about Hornets fans backing players

Watford striker Richarlison attended 
Manchester City - 2018-06-23 19:49:24

Club looking to convince player over Man City transfer, offer being lined up

AMK Spor report Fenerbahce have made Manchester City defender Pablo Mari a prime target and the Turkish club are now looking to convince the Spaniard to come to the Ulker Stadium. Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli is looking to bring in...
Manchester City - 2018-06-22 16:48:54

Manchester City want transfer done at ?10m, offer already made, situation continues

AMK Spor report Galatasaray have made an offer for Manchester City defender Jason Denayer. The 23 year old impressed whilst on loan with Galatasaray last season and the Turkish side?s manager Fatih Terim is keen on working with him in the next...
Manchester City - 2018-06-21 12:48:57

Manchester City open informal talks to sign 19 year old, deal looked upon well

Premier League champions Manchester City are in talks to sign Rafael Leão, who has taken steps to rescind his contract with Sporting, according to claims from Portugal today. Newspaper Jornal de Notícias is reporting Pep Guardiola’s side are...
Manchester City - 2018-06-20 16:49:06

Patrick Vieira ready to raid former side Manchester City for 21-year-old forward

Freshly announced as OGC Nice?s new manager, Patrick Vieira is already ready to pluck some talent from one of his former clubs: Manchester City. Having coached the Cityzens? U21 team prior to his move to New York City FC, the France 1998 World Cup...
Manchester City - 2018-06-18 16:49:02

Manchester United have ?65m offer prepared for new Jose Mourinho target

Inter Milan signed Milan Skriniar from Sampdoria last summer, just 18 months after he joined the latter in January 2016. The Slovakian international started in all 38 Serie A games for the Nerazzurri last season, scoring four goals in the process....
Manchester City - 2018-06-18 08:48:32

Player’s agent talks about desire for Man City transfer, and says this is a ‘crucial wee...

Jorginho’s agent cannot be accused of letting the player’s potential transfer drop out of the news. Joao Santos has been happy to speak to a string of Italian publications, talking up a potential transfer but making it clear it’s down to the...
Manchester City - 2018-06-18 12:48:45

Txiki reaches agreement to sign player for Man City, can be confirmed by email today

Hurrah, according to CalcioNapoli24, Txiki Begiristain and his Napoli counterpart Cristiano Giuntoli have in the past few hours reached an agreement over the transfer of Jorginho. Today, Giuntoli, Napoli’s Director of Sport, will present the...
Manchester City - 2018-06-18 12:48:45

West Ham identify 18 year old Spaniard as summer transfer target

As soon as West Ham United appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, the transfer rumours started and they’ve been gathering pace since. Pellegrini could raid his former club Manchester City to strengthen the Hammers’ squad in the...
Manchester City - 2018-06-16 08:48:23

Offer to join Man United ?tremendously tempting?, but Man City is attractive too

It?s Friday afternoon, meaning it?s Don Balón time! One of this week?s picks involves Toni Kroos, who could apparently be on his way to Manchester City, where he?d be teaming up with Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard is said to want to make the most of...
Manchester City - 2018-06-16 08:48:23

Possible offer on Manchester City transfer, scenario needs to be right for club

Turkish newspaper Star report Fenerbahce are interested in signing Manchester City central defender Pablo Mari. Star say the Turkish side are also monitoring Juventus defender Mattia Caldara but if they fail to land the Italian they’ll turn their...
Manchester City - 2018-06-16 19:48:17

Manchester City left behind in race for Brazilian, PSG with the best offer

Despite being heavily linked to Éder Militão in the past few months, it seems that Manchester City are now left behind in the race for the player. As reported by UOL today, Paris Saint Germain have recently contacted the right-back’s entourage...
Manchester City - 2018-06-15 08:48:17

“It’s not the time to talk” – Man City player quizzed on fall out with teamm...

The Claudio Bravo and Arturo Vidal fall out continues to be a theme in the Chilean media. Whenever one of the men is interviewed there’s a very good chance the supposed feud between the pair will be brought up. It all dates back to Chile’s...
Manchester City - 2018-06-15 19:48:59

‘Firm offer’ could be made on Manchester City transfer, consideration going on

Thierry Ambrose left AJ Auxerre and joined Manchester City in 2013, where he then spent two years with the English club’s academy. The 21-year-old is yet to make his way through to the Premier League winners? first team. Pep Guardiola allowed the...
Manchester City - 2018-06-14 08:48:21

Manchester City ‘attentive’ to Sporting situation, could try to sign 19 year old

Now one month since the attacks at Alcochete, today is the last day when Sporting players can ask to rescind their contracts with the club for just cause. Several players have already done it, some are doing so today, and others haven’t decided...
Manchester City - 2018-06-14 19:48:18

“Jorginho will play in a blue shirt” – Midfielder’s agent provides update on...

On Tuesday, we relayed a story in Il Mattino stating that Jorginho?s transfer to Manchester City was edging ever closer, with talks once again taking place between the Premier League champions and Napoli. The Serie A side want ?55m up front for the...
Manchester City - 2018-06-13 16:49:26

Man City tell player and agent the club are waiting for him ahead of preseason

Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz will reportedly get a chance to prove himself to Pep Guardiola during preseason. Signed by Manchester City in 2017, the player didn’t have a chance to appear for the club in his first year in Europe, as he was...
Manchester City - 2018-06-13 19:48:26

Man City player quizzed on signing for Real Madrid, hopes there?s much more to come

Ilkay Gundogan was Pep Guardiola?s first signing at Manchester City as the midfielder arrived at the Etihad from Borussia Dortmund in 2016. Prior to suffering a long-term injury setback, the Germany international was a vital figure in the...
Manchester City - 2018-06-13 12:48:22

Player expected to complete Manchester City transfer in ‘next 72 hours’

Napoli star Jorginho has been the priority target for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in the summer transfer window. According to the Italian outlet CalcioNapoli24.it, Jorginho should complete his move to the Etihad Stadium in the next 72...
Manchester City - 2018-06-13 16:49:26

Manchester City ready to pay £40m for 20-year-old Brazilian, we take a look…

Let’s take it easy before saying that Manchester City are ‘ready’ to pay £40m to take Lucas Paquetá from Flamengo. That’s the words we’ve read when the reports got to England tonight. They were first claimed in Brazil, more specifically...
Manchester City - 2018-06-12 08:48:18

With claim of Man City preparing swoop, Brazil club’s boss speaks out on situation

If Manchester City or any other European club want to sign Lucas Paquetá from Flamengo, then they will have to pay for his release clause. That’s what the Brazilian club director Carlos Noval has told the local media today. Interviewed by Globo...
Manchester City - 2018-06-12 19:50:32

So close yet so far: Man City continue talks to sign player, optimism on deal

Jorginho to Manchester City is so close, one can almost picture him holding the scarf over his head outside the Etihad on a lukewarm summer day in the north of England. However, as close as it might be, it isn?t done yet, as both Napoli and the...
Manchester City - 2018-06-12 16:48:27

Player didn’t consider Manchester City transfer, says Guardiola “never called” him

Andres Iniesta joined Barcelona?s academy in 1996 and six years later made his debut in their first team. The midfielder has been instrumental for the Catalan club and Spain, winning all major trophies with club and country over more than a decade....
Manchester City - 2018-06-12 19:50:32

Barcelona have a plan and are trying everything to beat Man City and PSG to signing

For a while now, Frenkie de Jong has been popping up in the Catalan media and it’s been explained Barcelona are very keen. Matthijs de Ligt is probably the Ajax player most linked to Barca, Justin Kluivert gets the headlines but isn’t as highly...
Manchester City - 2018-06-11 12:48:22

“It’s still all open” – Man City transfer still on the cards, agent believes...

Rest assured, Manchester City fans, the Jorginho deal hasn?t fallen through. One of the hot deals of the summer, Pep Guardiola?s first move for the Italy international met Aurelio de Laurentiis? stubbornness, with the Serie A side?s president...
Manchester City - 2018-06-11 16:48:38

Guardiola wants three Manchester City signings next week, and ‘very advanced’ already

Don Balon have somehow managed to link Pep Guardiola with serious interest in three players… and none of them are at Real Madrid or Barcelona. That’s a shock because the Spanish rumour website have something of an obsession with...
Manchester City - 2018-06-10 19:48:19

Celtic player explains why Patrick Vieira is the coach he took most pleasure from

Olivier Ntcham joined Celtic from Manchester City last summer, prior to which he spent two seasons on loan at Genoa. The 22-year-old midfielder joined the Premier League winners? academy from Le Harve in 2012. He spent three years in the youth...
Manchester City - 2018-06-09 08:48:11

Agent says star has “opportunity of his life” to sign for Man City, won’t be happy...

Jorginho to Manchester City has been a very public transfer saga. There’s been leaks from both sides, with City clearly wanting it known they have other targets, and Napoli getting their strong hand out there. On top of that the player’s agent...
Manchester City - 2018-06-09 16:48:13

“I have nothing to talk to him about” – Man City player cagey on feud with teammat...

Claudio Bravo and Arturo Vidal don’t seem like the best of friends, regardless of their claims there’s no problem. The Manchester City goalkeeper’s wife and mother-in-law publicly questioned some in the Chile squad after failure to qualify...
Manchester City - 2018-06-08 16:51:34

Man City prepared to offer ?53m + Zinchenko for Jorginho, Napoli have other ideas

As is customary these days, here is your daily Jorginho to Manchester City update, courtesy of Corriere dello Sport. Thursday saw more and more reports discuss the possibility of Oleksandr Zinchenko being agreed in the deal, and the Italian...
Manchester City - 2018-06-08 16:51:34

Manchester City happy to agree to transfer on one condition, even at a lower fee

Jason Denayer signed for Manchester City from JMG Academy in 2013. A year later he was sent out on loan and has never played for the Premier League winners. In the past four seasons, he’s been to Celtic, Galatasaray, Sunderland and had a second...
Manchester City - 2018-06-08 16:51:34

Club’s search for replacement holding up Man City signing, should still go through soon

Jorginho to Manchester City, as close as it is to being complete, continues to rumble on in the Italian press, as Gazzetta dello Sport explain what?s going on behind the scenes. For the most part, it?s positive, with the Italian newspaper reporting...
Manchester City - 2018-06-07 16:49:16

Midfielder ‘yet to speak with Guardiola’, agent says he’s ‘still waitingR...

It?s been a relatively interesting day for the Jorginho to Manchester City saga, with Sky Sports claims of a second offer being made surfacing, with others refuting that information. Either way, we are still awaiting an agreement between the two...
Manchester City - 2018-06-06 19:50:10

Man City looking to outbid Tottenham in race for player, ?60m offer being lined up

According to a claim in the Italian media, Manchester City are set to table a bid for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt. Yesterday it was claimed Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the 18 year old and are willing to offer ?55m. TMW have...
Manchester City - 2018-06-06 16:48:27

Manchester City could complete transfer in next 48 hours after agreeing ?63m deal

At the start of this month, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed he rejected a ?50 million proposal for Jorginho from Manchester City. Pep Guardiola is an admirer of the Brazil-born Italian international and wants to add the midfielder to...
Manchester City - 2018-06-05 16:48:17

“He often has problems with Africans” – Yaya Toure rant against Man City manager P...

We all know Yaya Touré likes to speak his mind, and now that he?s on his way out of Manchester City after a final year of sitting around, not doing much, he decided it was time to say what he really thought. Using France Football as his platform,...
Manchester City - 2018-06-04 19:48:27

Club chief confirms rejecting Man City’s ?50m bid, reveals another player could leave

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has stressed the only way the club can grow is by ?increasing the turnover? by featuring in European competition. He appointed Carlo Ancelotti as the club?s new manager while current boss Maurizio Sarri is...
Manchester City - 2018-06-03 08:48:15

Club waiting for sale before going for Manchester City player

After reporting Sporting’s wish to sign Joe Hart from Manchester City, Portuguese newspaper Record comes up with an update on the situation today. They now claim that the Lions will only start making the moves for the signing once Rui Patrício...
Manchester City - 2018-06-01 08:48:23

Manchester United legend close to taking first job as a coach

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel could be finally taking his first job as a coach soon, according to reports from Portugal today. Newspaper Correio da Manhã brings some exclusive news on Thursday saying Sporting are ‘very close’ to...
Manchester City - 2018-05-31 16:48:39

Manchester City youngster on his ?dream?, and preference to stay at the club

Brahim Diaz moved to Manchester City from Malaga in 2013 and spent three years with the English club?s academy before being promoted to their first team in 2016. In the 2017/18 season, the midfielder started in the League Cup tie against Leicester...
Manchester City - 2018-05-31 08:48:12

Claim Manchester City Star has been in shock transfer contact with another club

Every now and again the Spanish media push the idea of Sergio Aguero returning to Atletico Madrid, and today is one of those occasions. At the bottom of an article on Antoine Griezmann and his will-he-won’t-he move to Barcelona this summer, AS...
Manchester City - 2018-05-31 12:48:23

“One of the best clubs in world” – Star explains how Jorge Mendes sorted Man City ...

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva has given a pretty long interview to Portuguese newspaper Record. Most of the chat was about Portugal’s preparation for the World Cup, but still, the midfielder had a lot to say about his first season in the...
Manchester City - 2018-05-31 16:48:39

From Naples: Close to ‘white smoke’ on Jorginho to Man City deal, today could be key

After his agent confirmed Manchester City?s offer on Wednesday, Jorginho?s move to the Premier League champions is edging closer and closer, and today could be key. CalcioNapoli24, who appear to have been ahead of most people on this one, report on...
Manchester City - 2018-05-31 12:48:23

PSG trying to edge Manchester City in race for youngster, interesting situation

It seems that Manchester City have just got some big competition for the Brazilian youngster Éder Militão. Recent reports have claimed that the Premier League champions would like to sign the player on a free transfer, as his contract with São...
Manchester City - 2018-05-30 16:48:08

Agent confirms Manchester City’s bid, player already agreed ?4.5m-a-year deal

Napoli midfielder Jorginho has long been linked with a move to Manchester City. The Brazil-born Italian international is one of the priority targets for Pep Guardiola this summer. The Premier League winners have already tabled the bid and are now...
Manchester City - 2018-05-30 16:48:08

Club counting on agents’ help to sign Man City player, front page news

Even though the signing of Diogo Dalot for Manchester United is the big transfer news in Portugal today, it’s actually a Manchester City player who makes it to the front page of newspaper Record. The outlet comes up with an exclusive report...
Manchester City - 2018-05-30 19:48:08

Club chief will travel to London, Man City and Tottenham transfer could be on cards

Napoli are starting a new era under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti, who was appointed as their new manager earlier this month. The Italian has the experience of winning in domestic and European competition at different clubs, including the Serie A...
Manchester City - 2018-05-29 08:48:11

From Spain: Atletico identify West Ham United player to replace 22-year-old

Axel Werner has played 270 minutes of football for Atletico Madrid in the 2017/18 season, which includes one appearance in the league and two starts in the Europa League. AS claims Diego Simeone?s side could allow the 22-year-old Argentine go out...
Manchester City - 2018-05-28 12:48:06

Good and bad news on Manchester City signing ace, as offer from PL champs backed up

If you want to find positive claims about Jorginho to Manchester City in Italy then you’ll be able to find a selection. And if you want to find negative slants on it, that’s available too. A couple of days ago we covered claims from Campania...
Manchester City - 2018-05-28 12:48:06

Manchester City in constant contact over transfer deal, deal looking the likelier option of two

Fotomac report Fenerbahce are looking to sign a central defender in this transfer window. According to Fotomac two names are top of their list, Porto’s Ivan Marcano and Manchester City’s Elaquim Mangala. Fenerbahce are reportedly looking to...
Manchester City - 2018-05-27 08:48:04

Man City transfer edging forward, in ‘waiting room’, expectation agreement will be reach...

Marcel Brands is trying to get as much business done as possible before he leaves PSV at the end of the month. The Dutch club’s director of sport is taking up a similar role at Everton on June 1st, but is working hard to assist PSV as much as...
Manchester City - 2018-05-26 08:48:02

Manchester City have now made an official offer of ?45m, plus ?4m per year salary

Corriere del Mezzogiorno, the Naples based newspaper for the Campania region, reports in their Saturday edition that Manchester City are now pushing forward to get a deal for Jorginho over the line. In recent weeks the player’s agent has been...
Manchester City - 2018-05-26 12:48:13

Manchester City have ??80m ready? to sign Brazilian attacker

According to a claim in the Italian media, Manchester City are interested in signing Bayern Munich attacker Douglas Costa. The Brazil international spent last season on loan with Juventus, and the Serie A champions will sign the player permanently...
Manchester City - 2018-05-26 08:48:02

Man City believe they can get ?80m+ deal done for Spain star, Pep’s ‘weakness’

For a club that is apparently not going to be spending as much as they did last summer, Manchester City sure are being linked with a lot of expensive footballers. First, there?s Jorginho, who is likely to cost upwards of ?50m, followed by Riyad...
Manchester City - 2018-05-24 19:48:14

Talks initiated for Manchester City transfer, player open to move, fee rather optimistic

Jose Angelino joined Manchester City?s academy from Deportivo La Coruna in 2013, but hasn’t broken through to the Premier League champions? first team squad. The youngster has spent time away on loan at New York City FC, Girona, Mallorca and...
Manchester City - 2018-05-23 16:48:11

Barcelona persuading club to agree deal, face competition from PSG and Man City

Rodrygo Silva de Goes, simply known as Rodrygo has been one of the standout youngsters in Brazilian football after impressing for Santos. His playing style has seen him draw comparisons to Paris Saint-Germain’s star and has been dubbed as ?little...
Manchester City - 2018-05-23 12:48:13

?Talks will continue between the clubs? – Player open about Manchester City transfer

Manchester City defender Jason Denayer has told the Turkish media he would be happy to remain at Galatasaray. The Belgian is currently on loan with the Turkish giants from Manchester City. Speaking to Aksam, Denayer was asked about his future in...
Manchester City - 2018-05-22 16:48:19

The story of Juninho, the goalkeeper who used to be picked over Ederson, is now a mechanic

Back in the last summer window, Sport Witness travelled to the city of Osasco, in Brazil, to get to know the roots of Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson. We spoke to his former coaches Gilberto Lopes and Osias Matos, who discovered his talent in...
Manchester City - 2018-05-22 08:48:15

Star warns his club that Manchester City are willing to go big to sign teammate

Just linking Manchester City with Ivan Rakitic isn’t enough for Don Balon. Even saying the club are willing to ‘throw the house out of the window’ (go big) to get the midfielder doesn’t quite hit the dramatic heights required for the...
Manchester City - 2018-05-21 19:48:11

Pessimism creeping as efforts to persuade Frenchman of Man City future hit the rocks

France’s RMC report City Football Group have been trying everything they can to convince Patrick Vieira to reject approaches from Nice and other clubs in Europe and remain in charge of New York City FC. The idea, claim RMC, is that Vieira is seen...
Manchester City - 2018-05-21 16:48:26

With Steven Gerrard closing in on Rangers signing, club plan talks with Manchester City

Amk Spor claim Fenerbahce are interested in Manchester City defender Elaquim Mangala. The Turkish newspaper say Fenerbahce have identified the Manchester City player as the man to replace Martin Skrtel following reports this week the Slovakian is...
Manchester City - 2018-05-20 16:48:16

‘Top secret’ – Manchester City player didn’t ‘dare’ ask the club...

Mundo Deportivo have a daily ‘top secret’ section and it’s usually on some drama going on at local club Barcelona. On Saturday, the Catalan newspaper include Barca, but look back at a transfer that never was. It’s claimed Barcelona came...
Manchester City - 2018-05-19 12:48:46

Man City ready to pay ?10m in signing-on bonuses, player would only arrive in January

Manchester City are reportedly continuing the chase for São Paulo defender Éder Militão. According to Brazilian outlet UOL today, the Premier League champions have been in recent contact with the player’s staff. With Militão’s contract...
Manchester City - 2018-05-18 16:48:35

Jorginho’s agent says midfielder ‘will go to Manchester’ – If Man City reach...

Jorginho?s agent has confirmed the midfielder will join Manchester City in the summer transfer window, if the Premier League winners and Napoli can “find an agreement”. The Brazil-born Italian international moved to Naples from Hellas Verona in...
Manchester City - 2018-05-17 16:48:12

“Yes, compare them, yes” – Pep speaks to Brazil media about Xavi/Iniesta and Man C...

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has given an interview to
Manchester City - 2018-05-17 16:48:12

Could national team manager’s tip have made Guardiola give up on Man City signing"

It’s quite interesting to take a look at how Manchester City’s chase for the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred developed. Back in January, reports claimed Pep Guardiola’s side made a bid to bring the player to the Premier League. But the offer...
Manchester City - 2018-05-17 08:48:05

After star linked with unlikely move to Man City, he praises Guardiola, may all be a plan

Barcelona star Sergio Busquets has heaped praise on Pep Guardiola as the midfelder continues to be linked with an unlikely move to Manchester City. “With Pep you do a Masters in everything. We spent a lot of time training tactically. He was...
Manchester City - 2018-05-16 08:47:57

From Italy: Gündogan claims fuelled by Man City not replying to renewal request

Ilkay Gündogan to Inter Milan is apparently a thing now, thanks to Corriere dello Sport in Italy. The story was published in their Wednesday edition, and the newspaper firmly believe there?s a chance the Germany international could leave Manchester...
Manchester City - 2018-05-16 19:48:08

From Brazil: Man City to pull out of the race for Fred, staff optimistic about Man United

Premier League champions Manchester City have reportedly stepped aside in the race for the Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred. According to Brazilian outlet UOL today, Pep Guardiola’s side have chosen to focus on the signing of another Brazilian,...
Manchester City - 2018-05-16 16:48:06

Txiki helping Manchester City push Barcelona aside in pursuit of ?50m South American

Having won the domestic double with Shakhtar this season, Fred is on the lookout for a new adventure next season, and England appears to be his most likely destination. The past few months have seen a number of rumours and stories emerge regarding...
Manchester City - 2018-05-15 16:48:17

Catalan newspaper fretting over Manchester City potentially signing Barcelona star

Sergio Busquets signed his last contract extension at Barcelona in September 2016 and his current deal at Camp Nou will expire in 2021. Mundo Deportivo reports the midfielder informed the Catalan club?s board two months ago that he’s looking for...
Manchester City - 2018-05-15 12:48:05

Guardiola ‘sticks his finger in the wound’ – ?70m Manchester City offer to be put ...

Don Balon have nothing if not imagination, and with a headline reading â€˜Pep Guardiola sticks his finger in the wound: 70 million for a crack of Barça’, it’s clear they have a new favourite Manchester City claim. Having banged on for months...
Manchester City - 2018-05-14 08:48:10

Manchester City keeping tabs on highly rated Greek defender, La Liga competition

Greek website Pagenews.Gr reports Manchester City are keeping tabs on Panathinaikos youngster Georgios Vagiannidis. It’s been reported Manchester City scouts were recently in the stands to watch the right back play against Olympiacos in the...
Manchester City - 2018-05-14 16:48:28

‘Transfer-hammer’ -Man City agree early summer deal with VfB Stuttgart, fans may not be ...

Pablo Maffeo has enjoyed a good couple of seasons on loan at FC Girona from Manchester City. Helping the club gain promotion to Spain’s top flight, the youngster then continued his development and has won fans over the La Liga season. What...
Manchester City - 2018-05-14 12:48:27

Man City player talks about ‘crazy genius’ Guardiola, and manager staring into space

Brazilians have a thing for Guardiola. It’s incredible the amount of times the manager is mentioned in interviews without a clear reason for it. Even though it’s been almost two years since the Catalan boss took charge of Manchester City,...
Manchester City - 2018-05-12 19:48:21
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