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Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal reject £50m from Man City

Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal reject £50m from Man City

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Arsenal have rejected a £50m bid from Premier League rivals Manchester City for forward Alexis Sanchez. Alexis Sanchez who scored 24 Premier League goals last season, is out of contract next summer and wants to play for City manager Pep Guardiola. Arsenal have rebuffed all approaches for Sanchez, and would like City's Raheem Sterling as part of any deal before Thursday's transfer deadline. But Guardiola is understood to want the Chilean as a straight purchase. England forward Sterling, 22, has featured in all three of City's games so far this season. However he is not guaranteed a starting role at Etihad Stadium following the summer arrival of Bernardo Silva from Monaco. BBC Sport understands Sterling would be interested in moving back to London should he become part of t
Yaya Toure set for new Manchester City contract

Yaya Toure set for new Manchester City contract

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Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure looks likely to be offered a new contract by Manchester City. The 34-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of the season. Toure looked like he would be leaving the club after being left out of City's Champions League squad and did not play a Premier League game until November. But he fought his way back into Pep Guardiola's plans and Saturday's win against Leicester was his 29th appearance of the season. Meanwhile, Guardiola has called Pablo Zabaleta a "real legend" of the club after the Argentina full-back announced on Saturday that he will leave at the end of the season. Unlike Zabaleta, who leaves City after nine seasons, Toure is keen to stay on, with Guardiola believing the Ivorian is worth an extra season. City will honour t...
John Stones : Pep Gaudiola says he trust defender

John Stones : Pep Gaudiola says he trust defender

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no doubt defender John Stones has the personality to succeed at Etihad Stadium, but feels the extra demands at top- four clubs have caught him out. John Stones, 22, was dropped after the 4-2 defeat at Leicester on 10 December. The £47.5m former Everton player has since been an unused substitute. Guardiola said: "I know that people think if a player doesn't play it is because the coach doesn't trust him any more. That is not the truth." Third-placed City travel to Hull on Boxing Day (17:15 GMT) for the first of their three festive fixtures. City have kept five clean sheets in the 21 games Stones has played for them this season. Two came against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League qualifying round in August. Prior to tho
Manchester City beat Arsenal to go second on EPL

Manchester City beat Arsenal to go second on EPL

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Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League table as Arsenal squandered a lead to lose for the second successive game. Theo Walcott's cool fifth-minute finish from Alexis Sanchez's pass put the Gunners in control at the interval - but the second half brought a familiar painful fate for manager Arsene Wenger and his players. As at Everton on Tuesday, they were overpowered and the credits were rolling once Leroy Sane ran on to David Silva's pass to beat Petr Cech with Arsenal appealing in vain for offside. Mesut Ozil shrank from the occasion and wandered around aimlessly and ineffectively City were on a roll and Arsenal were on the rack, the winner coming 19 minutes from time when Raheem Sterling was the beneficiary of Kevin de Bruyne's brilliant pass to arrow a low
Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker banned for four games for David Luiz foul

Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker banned for four games for David Luiz foul

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been banned for four matches after his second dismissal for violent conduct this season. Aguero, 28, was sent off for a high and late challenge on Chelsea defender David Luiz in Saturday's 3-1 home loss. The Argentina forward's previous dismissal was in August, when he received a retrospective red card for a challenge on West Ham's Winston Reid. He will miss City's games against Leicester, Watford, Arsenal and Hull. City's Fernandinho was also sent off after he clashed with Cesc Fabregas in the scuffle that followed Aguero's lunge, and the midfielder will serve a three-match ban. Several players from both sides ran to the scene of Aguero's foul and Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah pushed Aguero to the ground. As City striker ...
Man City skipper Kompany dealt major knee injury blow

Man City skipper Kompany dealt major knee injury blow

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The defender will again spend time on the sidelines with a fitness problem he sustained during his team's 2-1 win vs Crystal Palace Pep Guardiola says Vincent Kompany will be out for "weeks" with a knee injury. Kompany was withdrawn during the first half of Manchester City's 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday following a collision with goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Guardiola initially feared Kompany had suffered a head injury, but that is not the case. However, the City boss has revealed that the centre-back has injured his knee, and his "sad" about his latest set-back. "He's injured," the City boss said ahead of City's Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach. "Fortunately there is nothing wrong with the head, but it is his knee. He will be out for weeks." ...
Yaya Toure marks Manchester City return with a brace

Yaya Toure marks Manchester City return with a brace

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Yaya Toure marked his shock return to the Manchester City team with two goals as his side grabbed a dramatic late win at Crystal Palace. Toure, making his first Premier League appearance of the season, combined with Nolito before firing City ahead. Palace's pressure paid off when Wilfried Zaha set up substitute Connor Wickham to smash home a second-half equaliser. But Toure, who has not featured at all for City for almost three months, had the final word when he turned home Kevin de Bruyne's corner from close range. The win moves City second in the table, level on points with leaders Liverpool and with an identical goal difference. Palace, who suffered their fifth straight league defeat, remain one point above the relegation zone. Yaya Toure's team-mates surrounded him ...