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Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 22 Feb 23:34

Sergio Aguero decides not to press charges against fan

Sergio Aguero has decided not to press charges against the fan accused of spitting at him after Manchester City's shock FA Cup defeat at Wigan on Monday.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 22 Feb 23:11

Gabriel Jesus continues his recovery ahead of cup final

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus continues his recovery since returning from his knee injury that kept him on the sidelines since New Year's Eve.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 22 Feb 21:38

Raheem Sterling's Man City future in doubt

SAMI MOKBEL: Raheem Sterling's future at Manchester City is under increasing doubt after talks over a new contract failed to materialise. Sterling has scored 20 goals in a stunning season so far.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 22 Feb 20:55

Man City have history on their side as they prepare for sixth League Cup final

Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner joins Mark Donaldson to project his starting XIs ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola heads to Wembley on Sunday hoping to secure his first piece of silverware as a Manchester City manager when they face Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final. A victory over the Gunners would make City the joint-second most successful club in the competition behind only Liverpool. It's the sixth time they've been in the final; here's a reminder of how they got in the previous five... 2016 -- Man City 1-1 Liverpool (City won 3-1 on penalties) If Claudio Bravo is looking for inspiration...

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 22 Feb 20:01

Fantasy Football: Popular XI

ESPN's Mark Donaldson reveals this week's fantasy football theme and his lineup ahead of matchday 28 in the Premier League.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 22 Feb 19:33

Transfer Rater: Kane to Man City, Neymar to Real & Benzema to PSG?

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner breaks down the latest transfer rumours surrounding Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, Neymar and plenty more in Transfer Rater.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 22 Feb 19:27

How will Arsenal & Man City line up in the Carabao Cup final?

Former Arsenal striker Paul Mariner joins Mark Donaldson to project his starting XIs ahead of Sunday's Carabao Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City.

Manchester City – teamtalk.com 22 Feb 18:04

Euro Paper Talk: Real playmaker tipped to snub Chelsea; Liverpool handed big boost in chase for La Liga star

Chelsea have been tipped to miss out on a Real Madrid playmaker, while Liverpool have been given hope of a summer deal for a top target after he sought showdown talks with Real, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

CHELSEA SET FOR ASENSIO DISAPPOINTMENT

Real Madrid will not allow playmaker Marco Asensio to join Chelsea this summer, according former MLS star Alejandro Moreno.

The Blues are one of a number of top clubs who are monitoring the Spain star’s situation at the Bernabeu, as Real prepare for a summer clear-out of some of their top stars.

Asensio, however, has been a regular under Zinedine Zidane this season, scoring 10 goals in 36 appearances for the La Liga giants.

And ESPN pundit Moreno believes there is no way that the 22-year-old will allowed to move on at the end of the season.

“I don’t think Real Madrid is in a position to allow a talent like Marco Asensio to go,” the Venezuelan said.

“I think he has been one of the players that has turned Real Madrid around over the last couple of weeks.

“It feels as though this is the sort of player that you can build around rather than just send them somewhere else.

“I think he stays at Real Madrid.”

 

28-SECOND APPEARANCE BRANDED AN INSULT AS STAR ASKS FOR REAL MADRID EXIT

Dani Ceballos has demanded showdown talks with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, according to reports in Spain.

Mundo Deportivo claim the player is fuming with the Real boss after finally giving him his first taste of first-team football this calendar year during Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Leganes. But the player feels his injury-time introduction, in which he failed to touch the ball, is an insult and is now demanding clarification from Zidane if he has a future at the club.

According to reports, Ceballos will use the meeting to demand the chance to join Liverpool in the summer, should the Reds renew their interest.

It’s suggested he will demand Zidane gives him guarantees and more match action before the season is out – or he will push to leave in the summer.

The player has played only 188 minutes in La Liga games so far this season – not enough for a man considered one of the brightest young talents in Spain.

Ceballos has a €500m release clause in his contract, but it more likely to be valued at around €40million should a move materialise this summer.

Spanish journalist Cristobal Soria, who has a close relationship with the midfielder, meanwhile has told El Chiringuito TV that he was keen to join the Reds in January.

“Ceballos wanted to go to Liverpool in winter and the club wouldn’t let him. Something’s going on,” he said.

“He went on to say that the Spaniard is doing all he can to get more game time.

“He works and sacrifices himself as the most. That’s why he doesn’t understand. But he wants to keep fighting.”

 

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AND THE REST

Manchester United are ready to throw everything at beating Real Madrid to the €200m signing of Neymar – should PSG give any indication they are willing to sell the €250m-rated Brazilian (Don Balon)

Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to sanction a swap deal that would see €105m Barcelona man Ousmane Dembele leave for Atletico Madrid – with Antoine Griezmann moving the other way for his €100m release clause (Diario Gol)

Arsenal and Roma target Yannick Carrasco is close to joining Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid in a €70m deal (Marca)

Emre Can won’t make any decision or announcement over his future while Liverpool remain in the Champions League – in case the Reds draw one of his potential suitors in Juventus, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Manchester City (Tuttosport)

Real Madrid would be willing to sell Gareth Bale this summer should his €90m asking price be met (Marca)

AC Milan have put talks with Antonio Conte on hold – thanks to the success of Gennaro Gattuso (Calciomercato)

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri believes one-time Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski has the potential to be as good as Manchester City superstar Kevin De Bruyne (Corriere dello Sport)

Liverpool target and Valencia loan star star Geoffrey Kondogbia has revealed that if he had the money he would pay his own €25m buyout clause to push through a move away from Inter Milan (Calciomercato)

Gremio midfielder Arthur has confirmed his move to Barcelona is ‘on track’  – but he has not yet signed a deal with the Catalan giants (Diario Gol)

Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City have shown interest in longstanding Barcelona target Matthijs de Ligt of Ajax (Mundo Deportivo)

Mauro Icardi’s agent/wife Wanda Nara has given Real Madrid and Manchester United fresh hopes to sign the Argentinean at the end of the season (Corriere dello Sport)

Experienced Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari has earned a contract with Deportivo La Coruna after a successful trial (Gianluca Di Marzio)

Chelsea and Manchester United have received mixed messages over €60m target Alex Sandro (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Zenit defender Domenico Criscito has agreed to make return to Genoa at the end of the season (Il Secolo XIX)

David De Gea has told friends that Jose Mourinho is willing to let him leave for Real Madrid at the end of the season, provided the La Liga giants offer German midfielder Toni Kroos in exchange (Don Balon)

Philippe Coutinho has reportedly told Barcelona teammates that Liverpool are in the market to sign Karim Benzema (Don Balon)

AC Milan left-back Luca Antonelli is interesting Fiorentina this summer (Gazzetta dello Sport)

 

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 22 Feb 17:33

Top Man Utd, City target pens new long-term Barcelona contract

Sergi Roberto has his sights set on earning a place in Spain’s World Cup squad this summer after putting pen to paper on his new contract with Barcelona.

The versatile 26-year-old had offers to leave the Nou Camp but last month committed his future to Barca by agreeing a deal that ties him to the club until June 2022.

Roberto signed that contract on Thursday and the Catalan-born player insisted that, despite reported interest from the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United, his heart was always set on staying with Barca.

He said in quotes reported by the Spanish press: “Since renewal talks began I always wanted to be here. It’s the club of my life and I’ve been a fan since I was small.

“It’s true that other clubs were interested, but I wanted to be here and I’m happy to have renewed until 2022. If I can continue even longer, then so much the better.

“I hope it’s not the last contract I sign. My desire is to retire here and hopefully I can follow in the footsteps of Andres Iniesta and Leo Messi.”

Roberto, whose buy-out clause now stands at 500million euros (£440m), has made 34 appearances for Barca this season and helped put them in contention to win the Champions League, LaLiga and Copa del Rey.

He also hopes that regular appearances for Barca will help him realise an ambition of going to the World Cup with Julen Lopetegui’s Spain squad.

“To play in the World Cup with Spain would be a dream. I’ve already played in an Under-17s World Cup and another at under-20. Any player would want to go to a World Cup,” said Roberto, who has won two of his three Spain caps under Lopetegui.

“I’m close because I’ve been called up to several squads and I hope Julen Lopetegui gives me the opportunity to be at the World Cup. At the very least, I am going to work hard for it.”

 

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Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 22 Feb 16:08

Man or myth? Paul Pogba?s biggest problem is Paul Pogba

From an £89m midfielder losing his way at Man United to local pitches disappearing under water - with an American winning a gold medal for Britain on skis in between. It's all in 5 POINTS.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 22 Feb 14:51

Arsenal will hope Man City have been wounded by Wigan loss

Sportsmail columnist Martin Keown returned to answer more of your questions after a big week of Champions League action. The ex-Arsenal man also looked ahead to the Carabao Cup final.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 22 Feb 14:17

Man City need Carabao Cup win vs. Arsenal to put lingering anxiety to bed

Pep Guardiola insists that, despite Manchester City's impressive season so far, they now need to convert it into titles if they are to be one of the greatest Premier League sides. Pep Guardiola says he can't fault his players intentions on the pitch after 10-man Manchester City were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One side Wigan. The FC crew review Man City's stunning defeat at League One side Wigan in the FA Cup, focusing in on Fabian Delph's red card. With thoughts of the Quadruple and any hope of winning the FA Cup now behind them, Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City squad switch focus to winning their first trophy of the season against Arsenal at Wembley this weekend. In true, time-honoured City fashion, the defeat at Wigan on Monday instilled a frisson of doubt in supporters who had been drifting gently toward a new and pleasant land of certainty and serenity. The old doubts of City and their passion for the unpredictable had all but vanished,...

Manchester City – teamtalk.com 22 Feb 13:05

Intriguing reason given as Can delays decision on Liverpool future

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is reportedly delaying a decision on his future while the Reds are still competing in the Champions League and for a top-four spot.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are at an incredibly important stage of their season and the report in Tuttosport claims that the Germany star does not want to upset the team’s equilibrium by starting to negotiate with potential summer suitors.

The 24-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and is fully expected to quit the Reds for a fresh challenge, especially after new contract talks came to nothing after four years at Anfield.

Juventus have long been the frontrunners for his signature, but recent reports have suggested that Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also interested in his signature – teams that the Reds could all potentially face in the Champions League last eight.

 

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The Turin-based paper claims, however, that Can will not be making a decision on his future imminently just in case he has to face one one of those teams over the remaining weeks of the season.

Klopp’s side already have one foot in the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier cup competition after they trashed Porto 5-0 in Portugal in the first leg of their last-16 clash, while the Reds are currently third in the Premier League table.

Can’s decision reflects the respect he has for both Klopp and Liverpool at such a crucial period of the season, although it does now seem inevitable that he will move on to pastures new this summer.

 

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 22 Feb 09:26

Paper Talk: Spurs star to snub Real; Wenger makes Welbeck plea

A Tottenham star insists he is not interested in moving to Real Madrid this summer, while Arsene Wenger has urged an Arsenal striker to sign a new contract, according to Thursday’s papers.

 

SPURS STAR TO TURN DOWN REAL

Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has insisted that he is not interested in a move to Real Madrid this summer.

The club’s record signing, who joined from Ajax for £42million last summer, is among a number of players to have been linked with a move to Real as the Spanish giants look to revamp their squad after a disappointing season domestically.

The 21-year-old has had an impressive first season in the Premier League, despite the odd slip-up along the way, and has even kept the returning Toby Alderweireld out of the side as Spurs have embarked on an impressive run of form.

 

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However, despite links to La Liga, Sanchez admits he is happy in London, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

He said: “I do not think about money or where it is. Right now, here in Tottenham I am very good. I am playing every three to four days. I am being important in the team.

“As big as Madrid is, no matter how big a team are, that has won what they have won, if the conditions are not favourable for me, unfortunately I cannot accept.”

 

AND THE REST

Several European clubs have been contacted by a representative of Paul Pogba amid speculation over the Frenchman’s future at Old Trafford (Daily Mirror)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants England striker Danny Welbeck, 27, to sign a new contract (Daily Mail)

Manchester City target Fred has admitted to being flattered by compliments from Pep Guardiola (Daily Mirror)

Skipper Simon Francis wants to see out the remainder of his career at Bournemouth (Daily Mirror)

RB Leipzig are plotting to snatch Tottenham’s best prospects following the arrival of talent-spotter Paul Mitchell (Daily Mail)

Harry Maguire is ready to disappoint Man City boss Pep Guardiola – by pledging his future to Leicester (The Sun)

France boss Didier Deschamps has questioned Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop Paul Pogba (The Sun)

Arsenal are favourites with the bookies to sign Lyon star Nabil Fekir (Daily Star)

Real Madrid want Thibaut Courtois to stall on signing a new Chelsea contract until April as the goalkeeper prepares to go head-to-head with another of the Spaniards’ targets, David de Gea. (Daily Telegraph)

West Brom are closely monitoring Ostersunds FK manager Graham Potter amid speculation over Alan Pardew’s future at the Hawthorns (Daily Mail)

Manchester United are keen on Dinamo Zagreb’s 19-year-old Croatian midfielder Nikola Moro, who has been described as the ‘new Luka Modric’ (Talksport)

Atletico Madrid’s 24-year-old Belgian forward Yannick Carrasco is close to joining Chinese club Dalian Yifang for about 30m euros (£26.4m)

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, 30, is wanted by four French clubs including Lyon and Paris St-Germain

Mark Clattenburg is in talks to make a stunning return to referee again in England (Daily Express)

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 14:17

Spurs, Man City battle Serie A quartet for star Real Madrid man

A star Real Madrid midfielder will reportedly leave the club this summer on one condition, with a pair of Premier League clubs interested.

According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Luka Modric will leave Real Madrid this summer if the club manages to win a third successive Champions League title.

The Croatia international is reportedly attracting interest from an English duo too, with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola monitoring the situation, and Tottenham expected to make a bid to bring back their former favourite.

Reports in December suggested that Juventus and Roma are interested in acquiring Modric, with the latest rumours suggesting an offer is on the table from Inter and Napoli too.

The midfielder has enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Los Blancos, winning the Champions League three times and La Liga title once since his move from Spurs in the summer of 2012.

However, it was also claimed that Jose Mourinho – who brought the player to the Bernabeu – is keen to bring him to United.

 

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 26 Jun 15:27

Ipswich close in on Huws & Celina

Ipswich Town have a bid accepted for Cardiff's Emyr Huws and hope to conclude a deal for Manchester City's Bersant Celina.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 20 Jun 14:53

Bennell charged with 14 further offences

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell faces 14 further charges of historical sex abuse, prosecutors say.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 18 Jun 19:03

Man City consider bid for Juve's Alves

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola could turn to Juventus and Brazil defender Dani Alves to strengthen his full-back options.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 15 Jun 22:36

Sterling to make Grenfell Tower donation

Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling is to make a substantial donation to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Manchester City | BBC 15 Jun 12:54

Huddersfield agree 10m fee for Mooy

Newly promoted Huddersfield Town agree a club-record £10m fee for Manchester City midfielder Aaron Mooy.

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