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Guardian - Fri Jan 26 9:28 PM
• Defender set to arrive in Manchester next week • Centre-half will sign five-year contract at Etihad Manchester City have agreed a £57m deal for Athletic Bilbao’s Aymeric Laporte, with the defender set to arrive next week. The 23-year-old is expected to sign a five-year contract at the Etihad St...
Guardian - Fri Jan 26 7:22 PM
All the news and match previews for this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round matches If Manchester City are to complete the quadruple they will have to get past a team whose form has been somewhat mixed in recent weeks. Cardiff are undefeated in four games having lost their previous four games, but wit...
Guardian - Fri Jan 26 5:15 PM
• ‘Here the TV decide the fixtures and we’ll adjust, ’ says manager • Guardiola will not rest players en masse as he warns of Cardiff test Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City will challenge for an unprecedented quadruple by adapting to an intense schedule rather than resting players en masse a...
Guardian - Thu Jan 25 8:50 AM
Today’s fluff has been a liar, been a thief Aymeric Laporte is Manchester City -bound, according to the Sun, with the defender deciding that his decision to stay at Athletic Bilbao rather than head to England back in the summer of 2016 was, on reflection, a poor one. A bid of £57m will trigger th...
Guardian - Wed Jan 24 5:39 PM
• Chelsea still need to convince Dzeko to return to Stamford Bridge • 31-year-old Bosnian to be offered a contract until at least 2020 Chelsea have had a £44m bid plus add-ons (£13.2m) for Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri accepted and hope to bring the two players to Stamford Bridge before the tra...
Guardian - Wed Jan 24 10:24 AM
Manchester City have qualified for their first chance at silverware under Pep Guardiola after seeing Bristol City in a 2-3 (3-5 Agg) win at Ashton Gate. Speaking after the match Guardiola revealed that it was 'a really good game, against a tough team' but said his players must keep control for...
Guardian - Wed Jan 24 12:20 AM
Bristol City pushed Manchester City hard and Lee Johnson wants to build on the semi-final to reach Premier League After the tantalising and rip-roaring first leg, Pep Guardiola invited Lee Johnson and his Bristol City coaching staff in to his office to talk over what was a truly glorious advert f...
Guardian - Tue Jan 23 9:58 PM
Manchester City remain on course to compete for silverware on four fronts and the first of those trophies is within touching distance. Pep Guardiola’s team will face Arsenal or Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on 25 February after Bristol City’s brave resistance was broken on a night w...
Guardian - Tue Jan 23 6:30 PM
Carabao Cup updates from the second leg (first leg: 1-2) Bristol City won’t play the brave losers, says Johnson Relive the old days in The Title And you can email Scott here with your thoughts 9.39am GMT April 1909: it’s an awfully long time ago. Nearly 109 years have passed since Bristol City re...
Guardian - Tue Jan 23 6:25 PM
• Laporte and Fred at Athletic Bilbao and Shakhtar respectively • Duo would make City stronger in defence and central midfield Manchester City are weighing up approaches for Aymeric Laporte of Athletic Bilbao and Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred as Pep Guardiola seeks to strengthen his squad befo...
Guardian - Mon Jan 22 10:30 PM
• Manchester City visit Ashton Gate in Carabao Cup semi-final • Johnson: ‘I hope Pep Guardiola picks his absolute best team’ Lee Johnson said Bristol City have no desire to play the role of “brave losers” when Manchester City visit in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday night....
Guardian - Mon Jan 22 8:46 PM
• Midfielder now under contract at Manchester City until 2023 • I’m really excited about what we can achieve in coming years’ The Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new five-year deal, the Premier League leaders have announced. The Belgian, who joined City from the German clu...
Guardian - Mon Jan 22 5:22 PM
Just six clubs – Manchester City, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris-Saint German – dominate European football, writes Will Goble Barney Ronay’s excellent article about Neymar (Sport, 20 January) sums up all that is wrong with modern football. As he states, the “breathtakin...
Guardian - Mon Jan 22 7:50 AM
Romelu Lukaku is weighing in with some key contributions, Christian Benteke is not and Tottenham are showing how much weaker they are without Christian Eriksen Sergio Agüero has had a curiosity of a campaign. He has been injured, benched and below par at times. He has been outscored by Raheem Ste...
Guardian - Sun Jan 21 10:30 PM
Manager says he does not want his players looking over their shoulders as he prepares to trigger their push for the title Pep Guardiola can seem to concentrate more on the aesthetics than the statistics. While he has assessed formidable figures in his managerial career, they appear a byproduct of...
Guardian - Sun Jan 21 10:00 AM
Talks between the two clubs to resume on Monday Both players keen for a move to England Chelsea will step up their pursuit of the Roma pair Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri on Monday in the hope of persuading the Serie A club to sell the two players for a combined €50m (£44m). Roma are holding out...
Guardian - Sat Jan 20 9:19 PM
The managers of Manchester City and Manchester United discuss the movement of Alexis Sánchez from Arsenal. At one point, Pep Guardiola seemed certain to get the player he worked with at Barcelona, but in recent days José Mourinho's side edged ahead, with a swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan i...
Guardian - Sat Jan 20 7:41 PM
Manchester City could reflect on a satisfying way to bounce back from their first defeat of the season at Anfield last weekend. At 2-1, they did briefly have a wobble against a Newcastle United side that probably shocked themselves to be still in the game. Yet normal service quickly resumed when...
Guardian - Sat Jan 20 5:15 PM
Manchester United did what they could to exert pressure on Manchester City, before the leaders faced Newcastle in the late match, as Anthony Martial’s goal nine minutes into the second half saw off Burnley. Winning is all José Mourinho’s men can do and while it was a patchy victory they will hard...
Guardian - Sat Jan 20 4:43 PM
Premier League updates from the 5.30pm GMT kick-off Amanda Staveley: unusual case of would-be-owner And feel free to ping an email in Scott’s direction 4.43pm GMT Manchester City make two changes to the team named for the 4-3 defeat at Liverpool last Sunday. The injured Fabian Delph is replaced b...