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Bayern coach Flick urges Sane to give more
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Bayern coach Flick urges Sane to give more

  While prepared to be patient, Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick is eager to see improvement from Leroy Sane. Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants to see more from Leroy Sane, but said the attacker needed time. Since joining Bayern from Manchester City for a reported €45million earlier this year, Sane has scored five goals and provided two assists in nine games. The attacker missed almost the entire 2019-20 season with City after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
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Spurs face title test, wounded Liverpool host leaders Leicester

  Tottenham's title credentials face a thorough examination when they host Manchester City as the Premier League returns on Saturday after the international break. Spurs are just a point behind early pace-setters Leicester, but only three points separate the top six, with Chelsea and Aston Villa also having the chance to claim the top spot for a few hours at least when they face Newcastle and Brighton respectively. With the final international fixtures of the year done and dusted, a grueling winter schedule of club football awaits for England's top-flight with nine rounds of league matches before 2 January. Defending champions Liverpool are already bearing the brunt of the hectic schedule as Jurgen Klopp's squad has been ravaged by injury ahead of Leicester's trip to Anfie...
Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City
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Jesus: Liverpool draw not a good result for Man City

The 23-year-old striker earned a point for his side with his equalising goal but believes his team should have sealed the win Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was not satisfied with his side's 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday. After Mohamed Salah converted a penalty just 13 minutes into the Premier League encounter to give the visitors the lead, Brazilian striker Jesus fired home the equaliser around the half-hour mark to earn a point for his side. But the 23-year-old feels his side should have done better against the defending champions, telling BBC Sport: "The result is not good for us, we know that because we are at home and have to try to win our games here but it was a tough game. They are the champions but we cannot drop these points."
Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach
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Victor Font Wants Pep Guardiola To Return As Head Coach

Victor Font wants Pep Guardiola to return as head coach in Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font wants to bring Pep Guardiola back to the Nou Camp. Textual style accepts the most ideal approach to keep Lionel Messi at Barcelona will be to lure previous manager Guardiola back to the club from Manchester City. Josep Maria Bartomeu surrendered his administration not long ago, following quite a while of analysis on Barcelona’s debilitated funds and battles on the pitch. Bartomeu never recouped from Barcelona’s 8-2 Champions League quarter-last lowering because of possible competition victors Bayern Munich. Yet, presently Font has asserted he realizes how to reestablish the magnificence days at the Catalan goliaths – beginning with a transition to bait old supervisor Guardiol...
Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee
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Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee

  Marseille players did not take a knee in their Champions League clash with Manchester City on Tuesday evening - but they stood and watched the Premier League side do so. Players, coaches, and other staff in stadiums across English football have taken a knee since football returned in June to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Get French Football News have revealed the gesture hasn't been adopted in France and City players took a knee before kick-off at the Orange Velodrome. Marseille players remained stood together and waited for City players to get up before starting the game. It has also been rumoured the players opted for a one minute's silence in memory of Samuel Paty - a teacher murdered in a terrorist attack last week. Despite the explanation, fans onli...
Marseille 0-3 Manchester City: Torres strikes again as Guardiola’s side cruise
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Marseille 0-3 Manchester City: Torres strikes again as Guardiola’s side cruise

Manchester City dominated from start to finish as they cruised to a 3-0 victory away at Marseille in Group C. Ferran Torres scored his second Champions League goal for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side eased to a 3-0 win over Marseille. Playing in a central role in the absence of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, Torres – who had netted in the 3-1 win over Porto in City's opening Group C outing – broke the deadlock when he was teed up by Kevin De Bruyne in the 18th minute. City were well worthy of their lead, though Guardiola may be concerned that his team failed to turn their dominance of possession into clear-cut opportunities until Ilkay Gundogan settled the contest.  
Guardiola addresses Aguero’s contract situation at Manchester City
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Guardiola addresses Aguero’s contract situation at Manchester City

The Argentine striker is due to become a free agent next summer, but his manager says a renewal "depends on his physical condition" Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues "miss him a lot" when he's not fit to play. Aguero has just entered the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium, having spent the last nine years of his career in Manchester. The 32-year-old has hit 255 goals in 373 appearances for City during that time, becoming their all-time record scorer in the process, but injuries have often held him back from making an even greater contribution.
Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten
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Manchester City mourn tragic death of former academy player Wisten

The teenager passed away on Sunday with many of the club's players quick to pay tribute Manchester City have confirmed the death of former academy player Jeremy Wisten, who passed away at the age of just 18. Wisten, a promising defender born in Malawi but raised in the United Kingdom, joined City's elite development squad in 2016 before recently leaving the club. While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, City posted a brief statement in tribute to Wisten on Sunday night.
West Ham 1-1 Manchester City: Foden cancels out Antonio stunner but City struggle again
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West Ham 1-1 Manchester City: Foden cancels out Antonio stunner but City struggle again

 Phil Foden equalised after a wonderful overhead kick from Michail Antonio but Manchester City were held by West Ham. Manchester City continued their stuttering start to the Premier League season with a 1-1 draw at West Ham. The Hammers last beat City in September 2015 but Michail Antonio's magnificent overhead kick gave them an 18th-minute lead. City produced more of the ponderous play that saw them drop points against Leicester City and Leeds United until Phil Foden came off the bench to inspire their most convincing passage of the match.
‘We start again’ – Guardiola takes blame for Man City’s Champions League failure & hopes 2021 will be their year
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‘We start again’ – Guardiola takes blame for Man City’s Champions League failure & hopes 2021 will be their year

The former Barcelona head coach has never gone beyond the last eight with Premier League side as he starts his fifth bid for the European trophy Pep Guardiola says he feels responsible for Manchester City failing to get beyond the last-eight of the Champions League but believes the club are getting closer. With less than a year remaining on his contract, the City boss is starting what will be his final challenge for the European competition unless he signs a new extension. But he has thus far failed to get beyond the quarter-finals, conceding heavily in exits to Monaco and Liverpool in 2017 and 2018, while City were dumped out by Tottenham in 2019 and were surprisingly beaten by French side Lyon last season.
The Incredible Moment Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes Ran On His Knees And Tackled Sergio Aguero
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The Incredible Moment Arsenal’s Gabriel Magalhaes Ran On His Knees And Tackled Sergio Aguero

    Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhães stopped Sergio Aguero via some very unconventional means on Saturday night. The Argentine ace was making his return after a lengthy injury lay-off and played just over an hour in the 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium. He was rather quiet and that was largely because of the performance of Gabriel, signed from Lille in the summer for a reported £27 million fee. The Brazilian was extremely impressive defensively and not afraid to try a unique approach against Aguero. In the early stages of the game, Gabriel was seen running on his knees as he looked to thwart City's record goalscorer. Aguero was fed wide by Bernardo Silva and after looking like he had got past the center-back, Gabriel recovered superbly with some matrix style-defe...
Mikel Arteta Furious That VAR Failed To Take A Second Look At Kyle Walker’s High Kick
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Mikel Arteta Furious That VAR Failed To Take A Second Look At Kyle Walker’s High Kick

A fuming Mikel Arteta revealed his fury over VAR’s failure to check a possible penalty when Kyle Walker raised his boot dangerously to challenge Gabriel during Arsenal’s defeat at Manchester City. The incident happened just moments before half-time, but Arsenal’s animated appeals for a penalty were swiftly waved away by the referee. Walker’s foot was head high as he attempted to challenge Gabriel from a corner and came close to making contact with the Arsenal man. https://twitter.com/SkySportsPL/status/1317517335624822784?s=20 And Arteta was incensed at full-time after VAR appeared to opt against reviewing the incident. ‘That has to be checked [by VAR],’ Arteta said after the 1-0 loss. ‘They said that they checked, and I asked ‘How the hell have you checked if you took two second...
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
Struggling Manchester City draw 1 – 1 with Leeds United
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Struggling Manchester City draw 1 – 1 with Leeds United

Leeds United proved a formidable opponent during the Saturday clash with hitherto powerful Manchester City. The clash ended with a goal each as Manchester City struggled to maintain possession as they lost their one goal lead at first half. The Pep Guardiola side are current disadvantaged by injury which has affected some of their biggest names. With the draw, Leeds move to number 5 on the log while City remained humbled at number 10.
Barcelona Table Expanded €15m Offer For Defensive Target As Deadline Looms
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Barcelona Table Expanded €15m Offer For Defensive Target As Deadline Looms

Barcelona table expanded €15m offer for defensive target as deadline. As per Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo via RAC1, Barcelona have increase their proposal for Manchester City focus back Eric Garcia to €15m. Mundo Deportivo (MD) report that City actually consider this offer inadmissible however, Barcelona at first offered €10m for the expert and should do somewhat more to select the safeguard before the cutoff time. MD include that the two clubs could consent to an arrangement for an expense between €18m to €20m, so Barcelona may just be €3m to €5m away from striking an exchange that would genuinely reinforce their crew. Barcelona are obviously hesitant to pay over the chances for the ability thinking about that the 19-year-old’s agreement terminates the following summer, wit...
Rodrigo Deny Manchester City 3 Point
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Rodrigo Deny Manchester City 3 Point

Rodrigo deny Manchester City 3point. The second half was start to finish and energizing, with the outcome implying that the crown jewels were shared between Pep Guardiola and his previous guide, Marcelo Bielsa. Super-sub Rodrigo scored as Leeds United drew with Manchester City in a throbbing experience at Elland Road. Raheem Sterling opened his record for the season with an excellent independent objective before Rodrigo got his first in English football after an Ederson blunder. Manchester City were on top for a great part of the primary half, yet Leeds had chances as the game went on, and the home side maybe ought to have adjusted before half time. The subsequent half was start to finish and energizing, with the outcome implying that the crown jewels were shared between Pe...
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Sevilla expecting new offer from Man City for Jules Kounde

Sevilla are expecting an offer from Manchester City for Jules Kounde. Marca says City failed with an opening offer for the 22-year-old defender, but they haven't given up on securing his services just yet. Pep Guardiola has become a big fan of the Frenchman and how he plays, so he doesn't want to let the opportunity to sign him pass him by. City have the money to pay for Kounde's transfer fee and are the only contenders for his signature - it's just about convincing Sevilla to let him go. Kounde has a release clause of 80 million euros at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, which City won't match. Their first offer of 50 million euros plus five million in add-ons is expected to rise the second time around - and this time Sevilla could find it hard to say no.
‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players
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‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players

The Spanish coach admits the club are short on numbers and he his eager to tap into their talented youth system Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared the club only have 13 fit players as he looks to giving their academy players a chance to step up. A youthful City side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Thursday in the Carabao Cup with 17-year-old Liam Delap opening the scoring on debut. Phil Foden set up the opener for Guardiola's side before sealing the game with a goal of his own in the 75th minute.
Delap Scores On Debut As Man City Edge Past Bournemouth
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Delap Scores On Debut As Man City Edge Past Bournemouth

Liam Delap marked his senior debut with a goal as defending champions Manchester City beat Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup third round. The 17-year-old forward struck in the first half, latching on to Phil Foden's great ball before placing a composed finish beyond the goalkeeper. Sam Surridge equalised for Bournemouth when he found space to sweep home. But Foden secured the win late on, stabbing in after Riyad Mahrez's shot hit the post. Victory means City travel to fellow Premier League side Burnley in the fourth round. It was a memorable night for Delap, who is the son of former Stoke midfielder Rory. The forward was one of five teenagers handed a start by Pep Guardiola in a youthful City side that also included two 20-year-olds. Delap has only been a part of the City...
Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne
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Man City Want To Win Everything This Season – De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne says Manchester City want to reassert their superiority by winning all four major trophies this season. City finished last season with a whimper as they ended 18 points behind Premier League champions Liverpool and suffered a shock Champions League quarter-final defeat against Lyon. They were also beaten in the FA Cup semi-finals by Arsenal with the League Cup final win against Aston Villa a rare highlight for Pep Guardiola’s side. But City are determined to make amends this term and Belgian midfielder De Bruyne insists fresh goals have been set, including a clean sweep of the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. “I think the motivation doesn’t change if you win or you lose,” De Bruyne said after impressing in City’s 3-1 win at Wolves on ...
Man City’s Illkay Gundogan To Miss Season Opener Against Wolves, After Testing Positive For COVID-19
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Man City’s Illkay Gundogan To Miss Season Opener Against Wolves, After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Manchester City Midfielder, Illkay Gundogan has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the third player in the team to test positive since the start of the pandemic, causing him to miss the season opener against Wolves on Monday. He is the latest victim of the virus in the squad after Laporte, Mahrez, both tested positive and have since recovered from the disease. Former City playmaker, Silva also tested positive before joining Real Sociedad. He has also recovered playing in the season opener against Real Madrid on Sunday night. Gundogan will be seat out the season opener with teammates like Laporte, Aguero due to injury with Phil Foden coming back to the squad after being dismissed from England national team during the UEFA Nations League due to a breach in the coronavirus ru...
Sancho backed to become ‘as good as Ronaldo’ as Dortmund team-mate Guerreiro salutes Manchester United target
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Sancho backed to become ‘as good as Ronaldo’ as Dortmund team-mate Guerreiro salutes Manchester United target

The England international winger has seen a big-money move mooted and a current club colleague sees him reaching the very top of the game Jadon Sancho has the potential to be “just as good as Cristiano Ronaldo”, says Raphael Guerreiro, with the player being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United considered to be an “outstanding” asset for Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga outfit have been doing all they can to fend off advances when it comes to the England international winger. Sancho has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence since taking the decision to leave Manchester City in 2017 and link up with BVB.
Kevin De Bruyne Warns Liverpool How Tough Premier League Defence Will Be
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Kevin De Bruyne Warns Liverpool How Tough Premier League Defence Will Be

Manchester City successfully defended their crown in the 2018/19 season but were pushed all the way by Liverpool. Pep Guardiola's men finished on 98 points, just one ahead of Liverpool, who responded by finishing 18 points ahead of City last season to end their 30-year wait for a league title, "It was harder than we expected and we needed a very big fight with them to get it done," De Bruyne told the Daily Mail. "Mentally, sometimes it's tougher. Some teams are a little more focused on beating you. "Sometimes, some people find it more difficult after winning to get that same feeling again. It is very difficult to recreate the same feeling even with the same team, "There is so much in life that goes on personally. Every little thing can change you. Injury can change you. Football is all...
‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy
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‘We cannot suddenly decide to behave like Chelsea’ – Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy

The German head coach has stressed the importance of sticking to a winning formula amid calls for reinforcements at Anfield Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool's transfer policy, insisting the club cannot suddenly decide to "behave like Chelsea" after gradually putting together a title-winning team. Liverpool stormed to their first league title in three decades last season, finishing 18 points clear of Manchester City after being crowned champions with a record-breaking seven games left to spare. After failing to win a single piece of silverware during his first three seasons at Anfield, Klopp has managed to deliver four trophies in the space of two years, including the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
Man City boss Guardiola ‘likes’ Lyon star Aouar, claims Juninho
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Man City boss Guardiola ‘likes’ Lyon star Aouar, claims Juninho

The Brazilian was asked about the Ligue 1 team's star midfielder and claimed the Spanish coach was interested Lyon sporting director Juninho said Pep Guardiola "likes" Houssem Aouar amid links to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. Aouar has reportedly emerged as a target for Guardiola's Premier League giants City and Ligue 1 champions PSG following his exploits for Lyon. The 22-year-old French midfielder – also linked to the likes of Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal – played a key role in Lyon's memorable run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2019-20.  
Angelino returns to RB Leipzig on loan from Man City with obligation to buy
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Angelino returns to RB Leipzig on loan from Man City with obligation to buy

The 23-year-old will return to the Bundesliga outfit after impressing on loan in the second half of last season RB Leipzig have secured the loan signing of left-back Angelino from Manchester City, who returns after spending the second half of last season with the Bundesliga outfit. The 23-year-old will spend the entire 2020-21 campaign on loan with Leipzig and will potentially stay on a permanent basis. The season-long loan will include an appearance-based obligation to buy for an €18 million (£16m/$21m) fee.
Lucy Bronze returns to Manchester City after trophy-laden Lyon spell
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Lucy Bronze returns to Manchester City after trophy-laden Lyon spell

The England star is back in the Women's Super League after three years in France, where she won an incredible nine trophies Lucy Bronze has returned to Manchester City, signing from Lyon on a two-year deal. The England full-back left City back in 2017 to join the French giants, going on to win nine trophies in her three years there. This season, Bronze helped the club achieve yet another European treble, starring in the 3-1 win over Wolfsburg in the Women's Champions League final. Now, the 28-year-old is back in Manchester and back at the club where she won the Women's Super League, the Continental Cup and the FA Women's Cup between 2014 and 2017.
Covid-19: Three positives in latest round of Premier League testing
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Covid-19: Three positives in latest round of Premier League testing

Manchester City pair Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez are two of the three players who returned positive tests Three Premier League players have tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing instigated by the league. Manchester City have confirmed that Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez have both returned positive tests for the virus, but the identity of the third player is unknown. Both City stars are, therefore, doubtful for the opening round of fixtures for the new Premier League season, with Pep Guardiola’s side up against Wolves on Monday, September 21.
Manchester City Duo, Riyad Mahrez & Aymeric Laporte Test Positive For COVID-19
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Manchester City Duo, Riyad Mahrez & Aymeric Laporte Test Positive For COVID-19

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez and defender Aymeric Laporte have tested positive for Covid-19. Algeria's Mahrez, 29, and Frenchman Laporte, 24, will not train with their team-mates while they self-isolate in line with UK government and Premier League rules. Manchester City say neither player was displaying symptoms of coronavirus. Pep Guardiola's side play Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first fixture of the new league season on 21 September.
‘Foden’s a beautiful player to watch’ – Southgate ready to hand England debut to Man City talent
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‘Foden’s a beautiful player to watch’ – Southgate ready to hand England debut to Man City talent

The young midfielder is in the senior squad for the first time and could see himself pitched straight into the starting XI England boss Gareth Southgate says he is ready to give Phil Foden his Three Lions debut against Iceland on Saturday, describing the Manchester City midfielder as a “beautiful player to watch”. The 20-year-old has been included in the senior squad for the first time as the Three Lions kick off their Nations League campaign in Reykjavik on Saturday before taking on Denmark on Tuesday. Though he began last season on the fringes of the Manchester City first team, Foden ended the campaign as a regular in the side, particularly during the restart.
Messi Confirms He Will Stay At Barcelona
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Messi Confirms He Will Stay At Barcelona

'It was a brutal drama... now I am going to continue in the club': Lionel Messi confirms he will begrudgingly STAY at Barcelona for now with superstar finally giving up on his fight for move to Manchester City in stunning U-turn The superstar's bombshell U-turn was officially announced on Friday evening, although Messi has once again doubled down on his criticism of the board and suggested his desire to avoid a legal battle forced his hand. The 33-year-old club captain announced he is finally abandoning attempts at a move to Manchester City this summer in a recorded interview despite having initially demanded to leave. Lionel Messi has confirmed he will remain at Barcelona due to his desire to avoid a legal battle Jorge Messi had refuted claims from Barca that his son has a...
Lionel Messi ‘staying at Barcelona’ as star avoids prospect of legal wrangle
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Lionel Messi ‘staying at Barcelona’ as star avoids prospect of legal wrangle

Lionel Messi has reportedly resigned himself to the fact that he will have to see out his Barcelona contract and stay at the club for another year. The Barca captain had been hoping to leave the club on a free transfer this summer, with Manchester City leading the chase for his services as they sought to reunite him with his former manager Pep Guardiola. Messi has become disillusioned with life in Catalonia after Barca's shambolic 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League left them looking as far away from returning to the top level of European football as they have been since last winning Europe's biggest prize in 2015. Manager Quique Setien left shortly after that loss, and has been replaced by Ronald Koeman. Messi's father Jorge has been holding talks with Barca ...
Messi Has Reached A Final Agreement With City Football Group, To Join Man City
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Messi Has Reached A Final Agreement With City Football Group, To Join Man City

Lionel Messi has reportedly agreed a €700m deal with City Football Group, to move to Manchester City. Lionel Messi's decision to quit Barcelona for Manchester City is to be rewarded with a contract that will cement the multiple Ballon d'Or winner's status as the highest-paid individual in the history of the sport. Record Sport understands that Messi has agreed financial terms worth €700million (currently £623m) over the course of five years in the employ of City Football Group, the Premier League club's holding company. Messi - who on Sunday underlined last week's unilateral recision of the final year of his Barcelona contract by failing to report for mandatory COVID testing at the club – is expected to spend three seasons at Manchester City before moving to CFG's Major League S...
Argentina President Fernandez Urges Messi To Return Home
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Argentina President Fernandez Urges Messi To Return Home

Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez has advised Lionel Messi to return to his homeland and finish his career at his former youth team club Newell’s Old Boys. Messi,33, shocked the world of football last week by informing Barcelona of his intentions to move on this summer following a turbulent season at the Nou Camp. He has been most strongly linked with a move to Manchester City, where he would link up with his previous manager Pep Guardiola again. He has been most strongly linked with a move to Manchester City, where he would link up with his previous manager Pep Guardiola again. But some believe he could be tempted with going back to Newell’s, who he represented at youth level between 1994-2000 before making the move to Spain at the age of just 13. And speaking on Ar...
Manchester City Offers Messi A Bumper €750m – 5 Years Contract
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Manchester City Offers Messi A Bumper €750m – 5 Years Contract

Manchester City are reported to have offered Lionel Messi close to €1m per week (£850,000) over the course of a five-year contract, which would see the six-time Ballon d'Or winner earn €500m (£445m) in total including bonuses That's not all, either. An extra €250m (£223m) bonus would be given to Messi at the three-year mark, taking the total valuation of the five-year contract to a cool €750m (£669m) on City's end. SPORT claim that, in order to side-step Financial Fair Play rules, the €250m signing on bonus would be paid out on the third year to mark the move to New York, rather than up front. The Barcelona captain's relationship with the club broke down further this weekend after he failed to show up for pre-season medical testing, and it is beginning to seem like the situati...
Pep Guardiola Flies To Barcelona For Lionel Messi Talks
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Pep Guardiola Flies To Barcelona For Lionel Messi Talks

Pep Guardiola is in Barcelona for talks with Lionel Messi over a sensational move to Manchester City. Man City are thought to be in pole position to sign Messi after he handed in a transfer request on Tuesday. And the Blues manager has been spotted in Barcelona with widespread reports claiming he was in town to strike a deal with the six-time Ballon d'Or winner. He had dinner at a family restaurant on Monday but reports suggest the trip to Spain was more than just a holiday. Restaurant Kao Dimsum posted a photo of Guardiola on social media with the eatery in the suburbs of the Catalan city. With the COVID-19 restrictions in place, it appears to be a business trip for Guardiola who'll have to isolate upon returning to the UK. A non-essential visit seems unlikely with ...
Messi would be amazing on a wet Tuesday in Stoke – Pulis
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Messi would be amazing on a wet Tuesday in Stoke – Pulis

The antagonist behind Andy Gray's infamous line does not believe the six-time Ballon d'Or winner would have problems adapting in England Tony Pulis believes that Lionel Messi would have no problems coping on a wet Tuesday at Stoke, with the former Potters manager responding to rumours that the Barcelona star could switch to Manchester City this summer. Messi has handed in a transfer request at Camp Nou and is set for a wrangle with the Catalan club as he believes that he could depart immediately for free while Barca are insistent he still has a year to run on his contract. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been criticised in the past for not having played outside of Spain, with former Sky Sports commentator Andy Gray having suggested that Barcelona would have a hard time fa...
Liverpool Won’t Go Near Messi – Jamie Carragher
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Liverpool Won’t Go Near Messi – Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is excited about the prospect of Barcelona star man Lionel Messi coming to the Premier League claiming he will like to watch him play week in week out.There have been talks on where Lionel Messi will be playing next since he handed in his transfer request this week to Barcelona which is likely to end his 20-year spell at the club. Many top clubs are now looking to bring the current World best player to their respective teams and Manchester City is leading the race as Messi former manager Pep Guardiola is the team coach.Liverpool are also in the scene but Jamie Carragher thinks Liverpool won't go near him as the Argentine will be too expensive for the Premier League champions. He revealed this when he was asked 'whether Messi could join a Premier Lea...
Man City Offers Gabriel Jesus, Bernado Silva, Eric Garcia And €100m For Messi
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Man City Offers Gabriel Jesus, Bernado Silva, Eric Garcia And €100m For Messi

Manchester City has said that it would offer Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Eric García, and €100 million for Lionel Messi. This comes a day after the six-time Ballon d'Or winner's father came to England to negotiate a two-year deal with the English club. Recall that the 33-year Argentine playmaker announced on Tuesday night he wanted to leave the LaLiga club this summer, after Barcelona's embarrassing 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and disappointing season which resulted in no trophies. Before Messi made his decision to leave the club, he held crunch talks with new coach Ronald Koeman following the Dutchman's appointment as Quique Setien's replacement last week. In their discussions, Messi made his decision clear to leave the club while the new manage...
Lionel Messi Wants Neymar To Follow Him To Manchester City
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Lionel Messi Wants Neymar To Follow Him To Manchester City

Lionel Messi 'wants Neymar to join him at Man City' after private talks with ex-Barcelona star Lionel Messi has held private talks with Neymar and wants his former Barcelona teammate to join him at Manchester City, according to reports in Brazil. Nou Camp chiefs are working to convince Messi to stay at the club following the Argentina superstar's bombshell request to leave. The 33-year-old rocked the Catalan giants on Tuesday night, when it is understood he asked for his contract, which has a year still to run, to be terminated under an end-of-season release clause. Messi's intention to quit the Nou Camp came after Ronald Koeman's appointment as Quique Setien's successor last week, following a hugely disappointing season which ended with an 8-2 Champions League quarter-fin...
Gareth Barry retires from football at 39
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Gareth Barry retires from football at 39

Former Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has retired from professional football at 39. Barry - who made a record 653 Premier League apperances - played his final game in March this year, when he featured in West Brom's 3-2 FA Cup defeat to Newcastle United at the Hawthorns, one of six games he played for the Baggies last season. Those matches took his number of senior games to 833, in a career spanning 23 years but one which has now come to an end. He scored 67 goals in that time. Barry spent the first 12 years of his career with Aston Villa before a £12m move to Manchester City, with whom he won the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League the following season. After being a regular in England youth teams, Barry made his senior debut against Uk...
Fans Convinced Lionel Messi Deal Is Happening After Sergio Aguero Removes ’10’ From Instagram Handle
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Fans Convinced Lionel Messi Deal Is Happening After Sergio Aguero Removes ’10’ From Instagram Handle

Manchester City fans are convinced Lionel Messi is on his way after Sergio Aguero removed the number '10' from his Instagram handle. The former Atletico Madrid striker was previously '@KunAguero10' on the social media site but has dropped the two digits - with plenty of supporters seeing a link between the change and the club's pursuit of his compatriot and Argentina teammate. It's likely purely coincidental but City fans won't let it halt their excitement and who can blame them? A 23-year old Aguero took the No.16 shirt upon his arrival at City in 2011 but switched to the No.10 in 2015 following the departure of Edin Dzeko to AS Roma. Messi is highly synonymous with the iconic shirt number, having inherited it from Ronaldinho and wore it with distinction at Barcelona. ...
City To Offer Gabriel Jesus To Barca Plus Huge Cash For Messi
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City To Offer Gabriel Jesus To Barca Plus Huge Cash For Messi

Premier League side Manchester City have reportedly offered Barcelona mega million plus Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus for them to sign Lionel Messi this summer. Lionel Messi handed in a transfer request following a fallout between him and newly appointed coach Ronald Koeman. Valverde was fired with Barcelona at the top of La Liga and his replacement, Quique Setien, was sent packing when Bayern Munich demolished them 8-2 in the Champions League. The news of Lionel Messi wanting to leave Barcelona came as a shock for all the club’s fans considering the number of years the Argentine has been with them. There have been discussions among Barcelona chiefs since Lionel Messi made it clear that he wants to leave, but it seems the Argentine is not reversing his decision. And a...
Messi’s Move To Manchester City Likely As Aguero Removes No.10 From Instagram
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Messi’s Move To Manchester City Likely As Aguero Removes No.10 From Instagram

Sergio Aguero has removed the No 10 from his Instagram handle, leading to some Manchester City fans suggesting that Lionel Messi is set to join the club. Aguero has worn the No 10 at City since 2015 but the number is heavily associated with Messi, who has worn it for Barcelona since 2008, while he also wears it for Argentina. According to reports from RAC1 and TyC Sports, Messi's father Jorge has arrived in Manchester to hold talks over a possible move. Messi, frustrated after Barcelona failed to win a trophy this season, believes that he can activate a clause which would make him a free agent at the conclusion of a campaign. Barcelona, however, state that the clause expired in June, and say that Messi's release clause of £630million would have to be paid for him to secure...
Lionel Messi’s Father, Jorge ‘Is Already In Manchester Negotiating With City’
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Lionel Messi’s Father, Jorge ‘Is Already In Manchester Negotiating With City’

Lionel Messi's father is already discussing terms with Manchester City, according to several reports. The Barcelona captain shocked the world on Tuesday night by announcing his desire to leave the LaLiga club this summer, after a disappointing season which resulted in no trophies. Several top European clubs have been placed on high-alert, including Pep Guardiola's City and Paris Saint-Germain. And according to RAC1 and TyC Sports, Jorge Messi has already touched down in Manchester to discuss terms with the Premier League side. The reports say that the player's father is discussing a two-year deal with City.
‘De Bruyne would be the perfect fit for Liverpool!’ – Man City star
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‘De Bruyne would be the perfect fit for Liverpool!’ – Man City star

A former Anfield favourite believes the Belgian midfielder would slot into Jurgen Klopp's line up perfectly Stan Collymore says that Kevin De Bruyne "would be the perfect fit for Liverpool", with it his belief that the Manchester City star could turn the Reds into a "truly great side". De Bruyne was the standout player for City throughout their 2019-20 campaign, as he hit 13 goals while also recording a staggering 20 assists in 35 top-flight outings. The 29-year-old picked up the Premier League Player of the Season award for his efforts, and also added a fourth League Cup winners' medal to his collection of domestic honours.
Veteran Manchester City Goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo Leaves Etihad Stadium
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Veteran Manchester City Goalkeeper, Claudio Bravo Leaves Etihad Stadium

Veteran keeper Claudio Bravo has left Manchester City after his contract with the Premier League runners-up expired.The Chilean, 37, signed a four-year deal at City when he made a £15.4m move from Spanish giants Barcelona in 2016.Bravo's performances came under scrutiny in a difficult debut 2016-17 season where City did not win a trophy under new boss Pep Guardiola.Brazil keeper Ederson then arrived in June 2017, leaving Bravo largely restricted to playing in cup games.In total, Bravo made 61 appearances for City and kept 20 clean sheets.More than half of his appearances came in cup matches, with Bravo making only seven Premier League starts after his debut season in England.The Chile international had been signed to replace England's Joe Hart, with Guardiola going back to his former ...
Lazio Put Out Amazing Statement After David Silva Moves To Real Sociedad
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Lazio Put Out Amazing Statement After David Silva Moves To Real Sociedad

Lazio sporting director Igli Tare hasn't held back in his short but punchy response to the news that David Silva snubbed the Serie A side to sign for Real Sociedad. Silva left Manchester City at the end of the season and looked to be headed for a move to the Italian capital after agreeing terms with Lazio. However on Monday night he surprised everyone as it was announced that he moved to La Liga with Sociedad instead. Now Lazio have replied with a short statement. On the club website Tare simply said, "I learnt about David Silva's transfer to Real Sociedad. I have great respect for the player, but not for the man." The Serie A side reportedly had a three year deal agreed for the player but Sociedad contacted him secretly and he changed his mind, despite the Biancocelesti r...
David Silva Crashes Sociedad Website As Shock Spain Return Confirmed
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David Silva Crashes Sociedad Website As Shock Spain Return Confirmed

The 34-year-old returns to La Liga after a decade in the Premier League, having originally been tipped to join LazioReal Sociedad have confirmed the shock signing of former Manchester City midfielder David Silva on a free transfer. The 34-year-old has signed a two-year deal through to the summer of 2022. Such was the surprise at the move, Real Sociedad’s website crashed shortly after the transfer was confirmed as fans scrambled to find out details of the deal. Serie A side Lazio were believed to be frontrunners for his signature, but the former Spain international has instead decided to return to La Liga a decade after he left Valencia for Manchester City. “Real Sociedad has reached an agreement with David Silva for the Canarian footballer to play for the Txuri Urdin team ...
Bayern wary of Man City-slayers Lyon
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Bayern wary of Man City-slayers Lyon

Corentin Tolisso says treble-chasing Bayern Munich should be wary of his former club Lyon in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final as the "greedy" Bavarians look to build on their demolition of Barcelona. "From a German point of view, perhaps Lyon's the least known team. But against Manchester City, we all saw what this team is capable of," warned France midfielder Tolisso, who joined Bayern from Lyon in 2017. "We will never underestimate them. When the big games come up, Lyon is always there. "No team can reach the semi-finals by chance," added the 2018 World Cup winner, who is likely to start on the bench on Wednesday. Two second-half goals by substitute Moussa Dembele helped Lyon dump Pep Guardiola's City out of the Champions League and Bayern have no intention of fol...