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“Savoured every training session” – Man City manager Pep Guardiola left big impres...

It?s rare that we find an interview about a Pep Guardiola disciple where the interviewer doesn?t ask the interviewee about the Manchester City manager. After all, the Spaniard has helped many footballers improve their game over the years, and...
Manchester City - 2019-02-19 19:48:41

Manchester City can announce signing ‘in next few days’ after long chase from club

Manchester City have reportedly found a deal with Espanyol for the transfer of Óscar Tarensi. The agreement was first announced by Cadena Cope, and is now confirmed by Catalan outlet Sport as well. It’s claimed the Premier League side had been...
Manchester City - 2019-02-19 19:48:41

Player is ‘wanted’ by Chelsea, and he’s making a good case to show why

A high percentage of Chelsea transfer links in recent years have been with players in Italy, as Antonio Conte first and then Maurizio Sarri looked to add players from Serie A to their team. There’s been mixed success but fans of the Premier...
Manchester City - 2019-02-17 12:48:28

Youngster will ‘probably’ sign for Middlesbrough, has left Sunderland, turns Man City do...

Morten Spencer recently terminated his contract with Sunderland, wanting a fresh start away from the League One club. That action with Sunderland brought other interested clubs to the table, and Manchester City have been one of them. The Premier...
Manchester City - 2019-02-17 19:48:12

Manchester City have ?intent to even pay player?s release clause? and get signing done

Manchester City and Real Madrid are probably the clubs to have been linked most strongly with Junior Firpo in recent months. The Real Betis fullback is having a good season, but it’s been hampered by injury. He picked up another issue last week,...
Manchester City - 2019-02-17 12:48:28

Manchester City star gives VAR opinion, concedes it makes things boring, says refs need to learn

After intervieweing the Manchester City star Bernardo Silva at the weekend, Portuguese newspaper Sol have now published a bit of the chat on their youtube channel. The full interview included some quotes where Bernardo talks about his love for...
Manchester City - 2019-02-16 08:48:36

Manchester City player on manager’s summer wishlist, seems like a long shot

Despite convincing Manchester City to spend over £60m to acquire Riyad Mahrez in the summer, Pep Guardiola?s has seemed very reluctant to use the Algeria international of late. Starting his last game in the Premier League back on December 30th, the...
Manchester City - 2019-02-15 19:48:44

“Don’t joke with me” – Youth coach reveals Manchester City star’s peri...

Bernardo Silva may have only made three official appearances for Benfica, but he’s never hidden his story with the club. The Manchester City player was just a kid when he joined the Eagles’ academy, and spent over ten years there before having...
Manchester City - 2019-02-15 08:48:40

Father of Man City player unhappy – ‘harms the image of my son’ – Club may n...

Manchester City youngster Ian Poveda is the subject of a big controversy in Colombia. Despite being born in London and playing for England in the U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels, the winger is the son of Colombian parents, and wishes to represent his...
Manchester City - 2019-02-15 19:48:44

Like a new signing – Return to fitness of Man City player this week is huge boost

Patrick Roberts is like a new signing for Girona, explains Friday’s edition of Sport. The Manchester City player is on loan in Spain for the season, and had put in some really good performances before he picked up an injury in December. Roberts...
Manchester City - 2019-02-15 12:48:28

Barcelona reach ‘agreement in principle’ to sign player, despite Man City and PSG compet...

Takefusa Kubo is a 17-year-old forward who is currently on loan at Japanese club Yokohama F. Marinos from FC Tokyo. Between 2011 and 2015, the teenager was at Barcelona?s famous academy La Masia and was forced to leave the La Liga winners due to...
Manchester City - 2019-02-14 16:48:38

Man City club chief personally travelled to watch ?100m+ Serie A star at Guardiola’s request

Seemingly started by Tuttosport on Tuesday, the idea that Pep Guardiola could be interested in Paulo Dybala is starting to propagate in Italy. In fact, the Manchester City manager has already kickstarted the process as he?s asked one of those...
Manchester City - 2019-02-13 16:49:03

Club chief confirms ongoing deal with Manchester City, delegation travelled this week

NAC Breda chairman Joost Gielen has told the Dutch media they still have an ongoing relationship with Manchester City despite not bringing in any player on loan from the Premier League club in the last window. In previous transfer windows a number...
Manchester City - 2019-02-13 16:49:03

“Last big contract” – Man City star says he could run down deal, then decide on fu...

When Ilkay Gundogan was at Borussia Dortmund, it’s fair to say he worked his contract situation well. Struggling with repeated injuries, Gundogan got close to the point of a transfer a couple of times before renewing with BVB. Those renewals were...
Manchester City - 2019-02-13 12:48:36

Guardiola accused of ‘putting bandage on wound’ to hide own Man City failures

We’re not going to lie, the spat between Pep Guardiola and all things Real Madrid is quite entertaining. Both sides of the argument have got good points, to varying degrees, but it’s the clear distaste that everyone has for each other which...
Manchester City - 2019-02-09 12:49:15

Manchester City player not thinking about Ballon d’Or, has different career goals

As covered by us earlier today, Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva has given a four-page interview to Portuguese newspaper Record, with the story making it to the front page. We’ve already published the quotes where the 24-year-old spoke...
Manchester City - 2019-02-08 19:49:20

“It’s very backward” – Club president discusses Man City transfer condition

Thursday saw a rather surreal story emerge in Spain, with claims that Manchester City had inserted a clause in the loan agreement sending Yangel Herrera to SD Huesca stipulating he could not play against Girona. The La Liga side are part of the...
Manchester City - 2019-02-08 16:49:25

Manchester City player quizzed on Real Madrid interest: “I can even renew”

Manchester City star Bernardo Silva is on the front page of Portuguese newspaper Record this Friday. The midfielder has given a four-page interview to the Lisbon outlet, talking about his career, Manchester City, and of course, Portuguese...
Manchester City - 2019-02-08 19:49:20

Guardiola big fan of player, Man City approach would throw spanner in works for others

As Tuttosport has a long story about a possible departure of Paolo Dybala from Juventus in the summer, they also speculate the players who the Old Lady could sign to replace him. One of them is Isco, a long time target who’s pretty likely to...
Manchester City - 2019-02-08 08:49:24

Manchester City’s interest in player causes ‘price to skyrocket’, agent could infl...

Last month, we relayed news from Spain that Matthijs de Ligt is ?closer? to Manchester City, while there are other clubs interested in the Ajax defender. The Eredivisie outfit have agreed a deal worth ?75m plus ?11m in variables with Barcelona for...
Manchester City - 2019-02-07 12:49:08

From France: How Adrien Rabiot ended up at Man City and why he left six months later

Refusing to sign a new contract at Paris Saint-Germain, Adrien Rabiot is very much expected to leave the Ligue 1 champions on a free at the end of the season. His next club has yet to be revealed, with destinations such as Barcelona, London or even...
Manchester City - 2019-02-07 19:49:04

Manchester City in contact with midfielder’s entourage, have made ?50m unsuccessful offer alre...

Tanguy Ndombélé has enjoyed a good season with Lyon in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season. According to Le10 Sport, Manchester City were looking to land the France international before the start of this campaign and they even proposed a...
Manchester City - 2019-02-07 12:49:08

Despite ‘complicated injury’, Man City player expected to be ready for the summer

A month ago, we were covering the situation lived by Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo with the Chilean national team. According to claims from the local press, the goalkeeper didn’t get any call from the staff or teammates since his Achilles...
Manchester City - 2019-02-07 19:49:04

Manchester City’s transfer ‘fear clause’ causing controversy, described as ‘...

Yangel Herrera signed for Manchester City in 2017 from Atlético Venezuela, and the footballer is currently out on the loan circuit. First he was sent on loan to New York City, and he impressed enough there to make those who decide feel he was good...
Manchester City - 2019-02-07 12:49:08

Manchester City firmly in race for young hotshot, as he seeks to make history tonight

Benfica and Sporting are playing once again tonight, this time for the Portuguese Cup, and all eyes are on the Eagles’ youngster João Félix. The Portuguese press has been highlighting the 19-year-old for two reasons. Firstly, he’s been amazing...
Manchester City - 2019-02-06 16:50:04

“Sounded great” – Player’s father regrets ‘financially attractive̵...

Dedryck Boyata left Belgium to join Manchester City?s academy in 2006. After being promoted to the first team for the 2009/10 season, the defender didn’t get regular playing time, which is why he had to go out on loan to Bolton Wanderers and FC...
Manchester City - 2019-02-06 19:49:21

Italian 10-goal winger: Man City and Man United both interested, likely to cost ?60m+

As well as a new centre-back, Manchester United are in need a right-winger, preferably one capable of cutting in on his left foot. While they do have Juan Mata, the Spaniard?s lack of pace doesn?t allow for great counter attacks, like, let?s say, a...
Manchester City - 2019-02-06 16:50:04

Manchester City still in the mix to sign ?85m+ defender this summer

With the Frenkie de Jong saga now behind us, as Barcelona confirmed their capture of the versatile midfielder in January for next summer, the transfer rumour mill can now focus on where the next Ajax prodigy will end up. That man is Matthijs De...
Manchester City - 2019-02-06 16:50:04

Jorge Mendes tells club bid of over ?120m is coming for Man City and Man United target

We’ve reached the time of the season when the Portuguese press picks one local star and writes stories about him every single day. Manchester United and/or Manchester City are often involved, and it’s no different this time. It’s Benfica’s...
Manchester City - 2019-02-05 16:56:38

West Ham defender turned down chance to join Man City, wanted to play straight away

Once described as a ?monster? by José Mourinho, Issa Diop remains one of the best additions to West Ham?s squad over the past year or so. Felipe Anderson might have something to say about that, but the young Frenchman has been a constant presence...
Manchester City - 2019-02-04 16:48:54

Brahim Diaz ‘invisible’ for Santiago Solari, Manchester City exit not going swimmingly

After all the noise Brahim Diaz’s transfer from Manchester City to Real Madrid made at the start of the year, the Spanish press now starts questioning if the player will really have a quick impact at the La Liga side. Outlet Mundo Deportivo...
Manchester City - 2019-02-01 19:49:15

Pep Guardiola’s ‘hate’ – Man City manager’s ‘ethics fall’ ...

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gets a pretty public attack from Spanish newspaper Marca this Friday. The fact that the Catalan boss did not mention Real Madrid among the best teams in the last decade was a topic for the international press...
Manchester City - 2019-02-01 19:49:15

Disagreement over figures on Manchester City outgoing deal and buyback clause

On January 28th, we covered claims from German newspaper Bild about Schalke signing Manchester City youngster Rabbi Matondo. It was explained that City had originally rejected a ?10m offer from the Bundesliga club for the 18 year old, but were now...
Manchester City - 2019-01-30 16:49:36

Former Manchester United player makes it clear he’d like to sign for Manchester City

Memphis Depay isn’t exactly having the most explosive period at Lyon right now. He got an assist in his last game, a 1-0 victory over Amiens in Ligue 1, but hasn’t scored for his club since November 10th. That was in an excellent performance...
Manchester City - 2019-01-29 12:49:13

Pep Guardiola has upset a Marca journalist: Rant at Manchester City manager

Pep Guardiola has managed to upset a few people in Spain with his comments about the great teams of the past decade. The Manchester City manager picked out Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich for how dominant they’ve been in terms of winning...
Manchester City - 2019-01-29 08:49:15

?I want a new challenge? ? Man City youngster says he?s set to leave the club, confirms offers

Manchester City youngster Dodi Rasmussen El’Circy has told the Danish media he won?t be renewing his contract with the Premier League champions beyond this summer as he’s looking for a new challenge. The 15 year old is currently playing for...
Manchester City - 2019-01-29 16:49:32

Man City target spotted at airport, flying into Manchester today, medical expected Tuesday

Reports emerged over the weekend that Manchester City were getting closer and closer to signing 18-year-old Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split. The young midfielder was the subject of a ?6m + bonuses offer from the Premier League club, which the...
Manchester City - 2019-01-28 16:49:35

Manchester City agree ?5-7m deal to sell player, buyback clause of around ?30m

Schalke are edging forward to being able to announce the signing of Rabbi Matondo from Manchester City. The Premier League club have been struggling to get the 18 year old to renew and, knowing they’re probably fighting a losing battle, Pep...
Manchester City - 2019-01-28 12:49:20

Shots fired – “That can’t be done” – Manager surprised over Pep Guardi...

Sunday’s edition of Marca publishes an article which claims Ernesto Valverde has fired a shot towards Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. There’s a good chance the words are being hyped to present it as more dramatic than it probably was,...
Manchester City - 2019-01-27 16:49:39

Manchester City ‘betting very hard’ on player, will face tough competition for transfer

Two days ago, we carried a report from Sport, who claimed Matthijs de Ligt is ?closer to Manchester City? and they will face competition from Barcelona for the Ajax defender. Saturday’s edition of another Catalan newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, once...
Manchester City - 2019-01-26 12:51:35

Player explains why he joined Man City, despite being ‘happy and comfortable’ at previou...

At the end of the 2016/17 season, Gael Clichy, Aleksandar Kolarov, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta left Manchester City and they signed Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo in the subsequent window. The Brazil international moved to the Etihad...
Manchester City - 2019-01-25 08:49:27

Club currently ‘waiting’ on Man City to put more than ?30m on table for player

On Thursday, we relayed a grouping of information from a couple of Spanish outlets regarding Manchester City?s interest in Junior Firpo. The Real Betis left-back has been of interest to Pep Guardiola and his scouts this season, and there?s a...
Manchester City - 2019-01-25 19:49:19

Club already planning for possibility of Man City signing their player next summer

At the start of December, we relayed news from Spain that Manchester City are regularly following Junior Firpo in action for Real Betis. The end of the same month, AS reported the left-back is a ?priority target? for Real Madrid, while the Premier...
Manchester City - 2019-01-24 12:49:21

Player ?closer to Manchester City? but competition don?t give up chase

Barcelona have agreed a deal with Ajax for Frenkie de Jong and the midfielder will make a switch to the Camp Nou in the summer. The Netherlands international?s club and country teammate Matthijs de Ligt is another high profile target linked with...
Manchester City - 2019-01-24 12:49:21

Wounded club trying to ease their pain by beating Manchester City to signing

PSG will be hurting. They thought they had Frenkie de Jong, even the Catalan media had given up last week on Barcelona’s chances of signing the player. However, a late effort from Josep Maria Bartomeu changed everything, and the Barca president...
Manchester City - 2019-01-24 12:49:21

Manchester City keen on PSG midfielder, summer clause could impact any negotiations

When Giovani Lo Celso left Argentina to sign for PSG in a ?10m deal back in 2016, it really seemed like he could be the next big South American thing in European football. Things haven’t worked out so quickly, but it seems the midfielder is...
Manchester City - 2019-01-23 19:49:22

Man City rumours become subject of press conference, player won’t hide ‘dream’ of ...

Grêmio forward Everton has given a press conference today, and it should be no surprise that most of the questions were about his possible departure from the club. Last week, it was claimed in Brazil that Manchester City had made a £55m bid for the...
Manchester City - 2019-01-23 08:49:11

Manchester City presented as the ?greatest victim? of player?s deal

On Tuesday, we covered a report from Sport on Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba. It was claimed the youngster has received a ?very strong proposal? from the La Liga winners to sign his first professional contract with the Blaugrana. He turned 16...
Manchester City - 2019-01-23 12:49:25

Guardiola in contact with national manager to try and swing transfer Man City’s way

When Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Manchester City are just some of the clubs after your services, you know you must be doing something right. That?s currently Frenkie de Jong?s life, who will have to make a tough choice come the end of the...
Manchester City - 2019-01-23 16:49:03

Manchester City player gets in social media spat with club director over VAR

There will always be a reason for a cup game between Benfica and Porto to have some controversy. Things got even bigger last night, as the refereeing wasn’t the best, and ended up being the big subject in the Portuguese media today. Now besides...
Manchester City - 2019-01-23 19:49:22

Man City sent ‘important emissaries’ for young midfielder, providing competition for Che...

Back in November, there was a small flurry of articles surrounding Sandro Tonali, Brescia?s young midfielder. The 18-year-old, who broke into the first-team full-time this season, was heavily linked with both Chelsea and Napoli, which we speculated...
Manchester City - 2019-01-23 12:49:25

Manchester City ?on lookout? for signing, and Guardiola knows role in team already

Wednesday?s edition of AS relays information from Italy that clubs in Serie A are interested in Isco of Real Madrid. Inter Milan and Juventus get a mention, while at the end the Spanish newspaper add their own information to explain the former...
Manchester City - 2019-01-23 12:49:25

Man City’s power over La Liga player explained, will have three chances to buy him

Back in 2017, Manchester City took part in a strange deal for Geronimo Rulli involving themselves, Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado and Real Sociedad in Spain. At the time, we explained the situation: ?The Citizens bought the Argentinean...
Manchester City - 2019-01-22 16:49:09

Manchester City ?strong? on signing player, and announcement thought to be imminent

Mundo Deportivo reported on Monday that Frenkie de Jong of Ajax will analyse offers from Manchester City, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain and then take a decision on his future. There’s an update on the Netherlands international in today?s...
Manchester City - 2019-01-22 12:49:06

Player will ‘dedicate today’ to analyse Man City and other offers, decision on Tuesday o...

Manchester City are one of the clubs interested in Frenkie de Jong of Ajax, in a transfer rumour which is starting to get a little tiring. There is also firm interest from Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germanin to secure the services of the Netherlands...
Manchester City - 2019-01-21 12:48:56

Club hold positive talks to sign Manchester City player before deadline

Fanatik report Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala is waiting for an update from Galatasaray with regards to getting a move to Turkey in this transfer window. The Frenchman has been linked a move to the Turkish champions in recent...
Manchester City - 2019-01-21 19:49:04

Club president rules out Man City rumours: ‘Someone publishes on Instagram, there’s a ru...

We’re really starting to lose count of how many bids Manchester City have allegedly made to sign Everton from Grêmio, with all of them being called out as a lie a few days later. The last one was reported last week, when it was said that Pep...
Manchester City - 2019-01-21 16:49:10

Manchester City fans wait ?expectantly? to find out if they?ve won transfer ?war?

In their Sunday edition, Sport talk up the idea of a transfer ‘war’ taking place over Frenkie de Jong. It’s splashed all over their front page and the idea is that Barcelona and PSG are in all-out battle to try and secure the signing of the...
Manchester City - 2019-01-20 19:49:33

West Ham still alive in race against Milan for defender, Man City’s bid completely forgotten

It’s interesting how Manchester City have simply been forgotten in the race for Sporting youngster Tiago Djaló. Last week, it had been reported that Pep Guardiola’s side made a pretty good personal terms offer for the defender, whose contract...
Manchester City - 2019-01-19 08:49:31

With claims of impending transfer to Man City, club and agent go public on situation

Manchester City’s reported bid for the Grêmio forward Everton is now being dismissed by both his club and his agent. Brazilian outlet Zero Hora interviewed the club’s CEO Carlos Amoedo and the player’s representative Gilmar Veloz, and both...
Manchester City - 2019-01-18 19:50:01

Player ‘will be sold for sure’ if Manchester City offer arrives, more than enough for Ja...

Gremio’s Everton Soares unfollowed the club on Instagram at some stage this week, and once the Brazilian media realised it created a whole transfer storm. That’s understandable to an extent, but some reports got a little carried away with...
Manchester City - 2019-01-18 12:50:12

Palmeiras director reveals Manchester City have been in contact over signing young winger

It seems that Manchester City have made an interesting approach looking to sign the Colombian winger Iván Angulo. Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola reports on his Yahoo blog today that Pep Guardiola’s side were looking for a ‘partnership’ to...
Manchester City - 2019-01-17 19:49:23

Club working to snatch signing from the clutches of Manchester City this week

Manchester City have been on the trail of Barcelona academy midfielder Ilaix Moriba in the past few months. Two days ago, we covered a report from Sport, who claimed the Premier League winners are one of the ?strongest teams? chasing the...
Manchester City - 2019-01-17 12:49:18

From South America: Man City player doesn’t need games to fully recover from serious injury

Claudio Bravo’s recovery from his achilles injury continues to get controversial coverage in Chile. It started with claims saying the Manchester City player would miss the Copa America, which was pointed out by his staff to be a conspiracy just...
Manchester City - 2019-01-16 19:49:27

Pep Guardiola’s ‘reliable man’ makes contract as Manchester City enter transfer ch...

Manchester City are back on chasing Isco from Real Madrid, according to reports from Spain today. In claims made by Eduardo Inda, from Chiringuito de Jugones, which are covered by Sport, it’s said that Pep Guardiola’s ‘reliable man’ has...
Manchester City - 2019-01-16 08:50:38

Week after Man City personal offer to player, club still lead pack, can sign pre-contract soon

Manchester City target Tiago Djaló continues turning down the chance to renew his contract with Sporting, the Portuguese media says. Newspaper A Bola claims that the Lions have been offering the player a new deal since the summer, and he continues...
Manchester City - 2019-01-16 16:49:11

Manchester City set own terms on outgoing deal, looking to set up transfer to suit

Athletico Paranaense are reportedly the latest club to be interested in Manchester City winger Marlos Moreno. Local outlet Bem Paraná brings a report today saying the club are ‘studying’ the possibility of signing the player, although his...
Manchester City - 2019-01-16 12:49:01

Man City interested in signing young French forward, have ‘asked for information’ about ...

Seemingly always looking in France for the next talent, Manchester City have found another promising player they are interested in. After making a last minute move for Jean-Clair Todibo before the Toulouse defender signed for Barcelona, Pep...
Manchester City - 2019-01-15 16:49:12

Manchester City ‘have been relegated’ in race to sign player, two clubs ahead of them

Earlier this month, Mundo Deportivo reported that Frenkie de Jong of Ajax is a priority target for Manchester City. A week later, we covered news from Spain that the Premier League winners ?would not hesitate? to meet the Eredivisie outfit?s...
Manchester City - 2019-01-15 12:49:05

Medical passed as player set to leave Manchester City, announcement is on the way

Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera is reportedly moving to Spain, where he’s signing for Huesca on a loan deal until the end of the season. The claims are made by Spanish journalist Jorge Puyuelo, who says the player is already in the city...
Manchester City - 2019-01-15 16:49:12

Club dealt blow after agreeing deal with Manchester City player and agent

Fanatik report Sivasspor have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Manchester City youngster Marlos Moreno as the Premier League champions are looking to loan him elsewhere in this transfer window. Moreno has recently returned from his loan spell...
Manchester City - 2019-01-15 19:49:42

Manchester City player being given the cold shoulder, no support from teammates or national set-up

Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo continues to be a controversial figure in Chile. It’s hard finding a story about him in the local press which doesn’t have some issue or another included. Last week, there was a rumour saying he had...
Manchester City - 2019-01-15 08:49:15

Man City one of the ‘strongest teams’ bidding for youngster, believe they will get him

Last October, we covered a report from Sport, who claimed that Manchester City have made a ?very attractive? offer for Barcelona academy midfielder Ilaix Moriba. Over a month later, Mundo Deportivo reported the La Liga winners are worried that Pep...
Manchester City - 2019-01-15 12:49:05

Manchester City ‘confident’ they can complete signing, expect player to arrive at weeken...

Sport report this is a crucial week for Barcelona youngster Ilaix Moriba, and believe his future could be sorted out within the next few days. There’s a good chance he could be leaving the club. Barcelona are said to have presented an offer to...
Manchester City - 2019-01-14 19:49:31

Manchester City’s ‘better offer’ could be part of renewal plan, as transfer story ...

Last week, we covered a couple of stories from the Portuguese press saying Manchester City and West Ham were both interested in the Sporting youngster Tiago Djaló. One of the stories even said that Pep Guardiola’s side had made a contract offer...
Manchester City - 2019-01-14 16:49:26

Man City’s Ederson says favourite food is secret for strong shots, recalls goals from his own ...

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has been interviewed by
Manchester City - 2019-01-13 08:49:05
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