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ESPN FC - Manchester City News 14 Dec 21:44

How Man City put together their record 15-game winning streak

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood describes City as a runaway train following their record-breaking start to the premier league. The FC panel discuss the positive impact Pep Guardiola has had on English football and whether or not his City side can finish the season unbeaten. Manchester City's 4-0 win over Swansea saw them break Arsenal's 14-game record of most successive victories in the Premier League. The Gunners set the record between Feb. 10 and Aug. 24, 2002, across two campaigns, while City are the first team to have that winning run in a single season. Attention will now turn to if City can go a whole season unbeaten, as the Gunners' "Invincibles" did in 2003-04. But here's a look back at City's incredible winning streak. Bournemouth (A) 2-1, Aug. 26 After falling...

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 14 Dec 19:07

Jose Mourinho to clarify 'tactical fouls' comment

Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend's derby against Manchester City.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 14 Dec 18:48

FA wants Man United's Jose Mourinho to explain pre-derby comments

Jose Mourinho takes a dig at Manchester City injury 'stories'. Jose Mourinho bemoans referee Michael Oliver's decision to not award Man United a penalty in their loss to Man City. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to provide his observations on comments he made ahead of last weekend's derby against Manchester City. Mourinho has until 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 to respond to the request, relating to comments made on Dec. 8, two days before the match which City won 2-1 at Old Trafford. An FA statement did not specify which particularly remarks were of interest, although Mourinho suggested in a news conference that City players are prone...

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 14 Dec 18:03

Man City break Premier League record for consecutive wins

Another victory and another convincing performance saw City break the Premier League record for the most consecutive wins as they beat Swansea to a pulp in their own backyard.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 14 Dec 17:59

Transfer news LIVE: Mesut Ozil eyes Manchester United move

With less than three weeks until European sides can splash the cash in January, work behind the scenes at major clubs across the continent is intensifying. Join Sportsmail for the latest.

Manchester City – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 17:49

Euro Paper Talk: Liverpool line up ?50m Coutinho replacement

Liverpool are lining up a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, while Liverpool target Javier Mascherano has been offered a €7million a year deal, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

KLOPP WANTS KOVACIC

With Liverpool almost resigned to losing Philippe Coutinho, Jurgen Klopp is looking towards Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic to replace him.

That’s according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol. Klopp is pondering a January move for the 23-year-old Croatian, who he believes can go some way to filling the boots of Coutinho.

Kovacic has only made three La Liga appearances and has yet to start this season under Zinedine Zidane, but with Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Isco and Casemiro, Dani Ceballos and Marcos Llorente all ahead of him in the pecking order he will be allowed to leave.

According to ESPN in August, Kovacic has a release clause of €50 million.

 

BARCELONA LINE UP SURPRISE JANUARY MOVE FOR BLIND

Barcelona are lining up an unexpected January move for out-of-favour Manchester United defender Daley Blind, according to reports in Spain.

The La Liga pacesetters have struggled for options in defence this season and their options look set to be further depleted in January with Javier Mascherano likely to leave the Nou Camp.

The club are busy scouring the globe for reinforcements and Palmerias centre-back Yerry Mina is expected to sign for around €9million.

However, the club are still looking for more cover and Marca claims the club has identified Blind as a possible target.

The versatile Dutch star started the first three matches of the season for Jose Mourinho, but has been a periphery figure ever since, with his last Premier League appearance coming on September 23 when he came on for the final minute of their 1-0 success at Southampton.

Blind joined United for £13.8million in 2014, but at 27, is approaching his peak and wants to be playing more.

Man Utd: Collymore wants five to leave

The defender is contracted to United until the summer, though the Red Devils do have a one-year option on his deal.

However, Marca claims the two clubs could agree a deal in January, which would see the player move to the Nou Camp for a similar fee for which United bought him, with the player due to hold talks on the move in the coming days.

If a deal can be agreed, it is expected the transfer would go through without too many hitches with Mourinho unlikely to stand in Blind’s way as he looks to clear the decks for some possible arrivals of his own.

 

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Malaga are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura (RMC Sport)

Javier Mascherano has been offered €7million a year to move to Manuel Pellegrini’s Hebei China Fortune (Mundo Deportivo)

Real Madrid have offered Juventus their pick of anyone one, or all, Karin Benzema, Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Lucas Vazquez as part of any deal for Paulo Dybala (Don Balon)

Details have emerged about the ‘premium fee’ Liverpool will pay RB Leipzig for Naby Keita next summer (Bild)

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal are making aggressive pushes to bring precocious footballers to England from Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy. Goalkeeper Ramon Vila, defender Joel Lopez, midfielders Alex Rico and Nico Gonzalez, winger Robert Navarro and strikers Ansu Fati, Pablo Moreno and Jaume Jardi are all being targeted (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool will miss out on a deal for Sime Vrsaljko with the right-back agreeing to join Napoli in January from Atletico Madrid (Corriere dello Sport)

Fabinho is keen to leave Monaco at the end of the season but has ruled out a departure when the transfer window re-opens next month (L’Equipe)

Juventus are favourites to sign Brazilian Fabinho, with any deal likely to spell the end of their efforts to sign Emre Can (Calciomercato)

Chelsea will offer Monaco Michy Batshuayi as part of any deal to sign Thomas Lemar (L’Equipe)

Islam Slimani: Attracting interest from several sides

Sporting Lisbon have left open the possibility of re-signing Islam Slimani from Leicester in the January transfer window (A Bola)

Angel Di Maria has spoken of his unhappiness at his lack of game time for PSG

Inter Milan are looking to bring Gerard Deulofeu to the club on loan during the winter window (Tuttosport)

Jose Mourinho is stepping up his efforts to sign Inter Milan’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United (Corriere dello Sport)

Andres Iniesta says he would be annoyed if Neymar wound up at Real Madrid – less than a year after leaving Barcelona (Sport)

Iniesta is hopeful that Javier Mascherano will stay put at Barcelona despite the Argentine being linked with a move away from the Camp Nou in January (Sport)

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is being strongly linked with a move to the MLS (Tuttosport)

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has rushed to the defence of Gianluigi Donnarumma after he was targeted by fans before the club’s 3-0 win over Verona on Wednesday. The teenage goalkeeper is said to be looking to leave the club in thes ummer, just a matter of months after signing a new deal

Real Madrid will end their interest in Thibaut Courtois with a deal for Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga close (Marca)

Arda Turan’s wages could scupper his hopes of finding a way out of Barcelona in January (TRT Sports)

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ESPN FC - Manchester City News 14 Dec 17:03

No limit for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City as Prem looks on in envy

The ESPN FC crew discuss whether Manchester City can go the season unbeaten. Manchester City are not just proving to be an insurmountable problem for the rest of the Premier League this season, they are beginning to provide a headache for the journalistic profession, namely how to continue to find superlatives to describe this team's heavy duty excellence. The 4-0 win at a canter in Swansea in midweek, a scoreline that could easily have been doubled given the clear-cut chances that went begging, saw Pep Guardiola's side stroll comfortably in second gear for most of the 90...

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 14 Dec 16:31

Spurs can end Man City's unbeaten run insists Danny Rose

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has warned Manchester City that his side ended Pep Guardiola's unbeaten start last season - and now they are out to end City's unbeaten streak again.

Man City News plus Team, Fixtures and Transfer Updates | Mail Online 14 Dec 16:01

Manchester City will get even better, says Pep Guardiola

Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Danilo could be seen messing around, with the mood in the camp clearly good after they broke the record for consecutive Premier League victories against Swansea.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 14 Dec 15:19

Sherwood: Man City are a runaway train

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood describes City as a runaway train following their record-breaking start to the premier league.

ESPN FC - Manchester City News 14 Dec 14:44

Man City chasing Bayern for longest winning run in Europe's top 5 leagues

Manchester City easily dispatch of Swansea City to win their 15th consecutive Premier League game. Manchester City easily dispatch of Swansea City to win their 15th consecutive Premier League game. The FC panel discuss the positive impact Pep Guardiola has had on English football and whether or not his City side can finish the season unbeaten. Manchester City sealed a Premier League record run of 15 consecutive victories on Wednesday with a 4-0 win at Swansea City, but they still have a way to go before they can claim the record across Europe's top five leagues. Pep Guardiola's side have the longest winning streak in the English top flight, and perhaps it's no surprise -- the Catalan coach is now looking to break his own continental record that he set at one of his former clubs. ESPN FC's correspondents look at the best runs in La...

Manchester City – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 13:29

Euro Paper Talk: Blind?s 14m move to big boys; Di Maria admits PSG woes

Barcelona are closing on a deal for an out-of-favour Manchester United man, while Real Madrid have given Juventus their pick of five players as part of a deal to bring Paulo Dybala to the Bernabeu, according to Thursday’s European papers.

 

BARCELONA LINE UP SURPRISE JANUARY MOVE FOR BLIND

Barcelona are lining up an unexpected January move for out-of-favour Manchester United defender Daley Blind, according to reports in Spain.

The La Liga pacesetters have struggled for options in defence this season and their options look set to be further depleted in January with Javier Mascherano likely to leave the Nou Camp.

The club are busy scouring the globe for reinforcements and Palmerias centre-back Yerry Mina is expected to sign for around €9million.

However, the club are still looking for more cover and Marca claims the club has identified Blind as a possible target.

The versatile Dutch star started the first three matches of the season for Jose Mourinho, but has been a periphery figure ever since, with his last Premier League appearance coming on September 23 when he came on for the final minute of their 1-0 success at Southampton.

Blind joined United for £13.8million in 2014, but at 27, is approaching his peak and wants to be playing more.

Man Utd: Collymore wants five to leave

The defender is contracted to United until the summer, though the Red Devils do have a one-year option on his deal.

However, Marca claims the two clubs could agree a deal in January, which would see the player move to the Nou Camp for a similar fee for which United bought him, with the player due to hold talks on the move in the coming days.

If a deal can be agreed, it is expected the transfer would go through without too many hitches with Mourinho unlikely to stand in Blind’s way as he looks to clear the decks for some possible arrivals of his own.

 

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Real Madrid have offered Juventus their pick of anyone one, or all, Karin Benzema, Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Lucas Vazquez as part of any deal for Paulo Dybala (Don Balon)

Details have emerged about the ‘premium fee’ Liverpool will pay RB Leipzig for Naby Keita next summer (Bild)

Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal are making aggressive pushes to bring precocious footballers to England from Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy. Goalkeeper Ramon Vila, defender Joel Lopez, midfielders Alex Rico and Nico Gonzalez, winger Robert Navarro and strikers Ansu Fati, Pablo Moreno and Jaume Jardi are all being targeted (Mundo Deportivo)

Liverpool will miss out on a deal for Sime Vrsaljko with the right-back agreeing to join Napoli in January from Atletico Madrid (Corriere dello Sport)

Fabinho is keen to leave Monaco at the end of the season but has ruled out a departure when the transfer window re-opens next month (L’Equipe)

Juventus are favourites to sign Brazilian Fabinho, with any deal likely to spell the end of their efforts to sign Emre Can (Calciomercato)

Chelsea will offer Monaco Michy Batshuayi as part of any deal to sign Thomas Lemar (L’Equipe)

Islam Slimani: Attracting interest from several sides

Sporting Lisbon have left open the possibility of re-signing Islam Slimani from Leicester in the January transfer window (A Bola)

Angel Di Maria has spoken of his unhappiness at his lack of game time for PSG

Inter Milan are looking to bring Gerard Deulofeu to the club on loan during the winter window (Tuttosport)

Jose Mourinho is stepping up his efforts to sign Inter Milan’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United (Corriere dello Sport)

Andres Iniesta says he would be annoyed if Neymar wound up at Real Madrid – less than a year after leaving Barcelona (Sport)

Iniesta is hopeful that Javier Mascherano will stay put at Barcelona despite the Argentine being linked with a move away from the Camp Nou in January (Sport)

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is being strongly linked with a move to the MLS (Tuttosport)

AC Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso has rushed to the defence of Gianluigi Donnarumma after he was targeted by fans before the club’s 3-0 win over Verona on Wednesday. The teenage goalkeeper is said to be looking to leave the club in thes ummer, just a matter of months after signing a new deal

Real Madrid will end their interest in Thibaut Courtois with a deal for Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga close (Marca)

Arda Turan’s wages could scupper his hopes of finding a way out of Barcelona in January (TRT Sports)

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 12:14

Man City get serious over 60m Liverpool target Van Dijk

Liverpool face competition from runaway leaders Manchester City for the signing of Virgil van Dijk, according to a report.

Pep Guardiola remains convinced he needs to add another centre-back to his squad after failing to land Jonny Evans in the summer.

Goal claim Guardiola made Southampton defender Van Dijk his top target in August, but the Dutch defender had his heart set on a move to Liverpool before that deal collapsed.

The Man City boss is still scouring Europe for defensive cover and has convinced sporting director Txiki Begiristain and CEO Ferran Soriano that the injuries to Vincent Kompany and John Stones have left them short.

Goal report that Van Dijk and Real Sociedad’s Inigo Martinez are on his wanted list and the Premier League leaders are “hopeful of signing one of the two during the winter transfer window”.

The news of City’s interest will be a blow to Liverpool, who are expected to make another move to land the 26-year-old Saints star.

Van Dijk looked all set to move to Liverpool in the summer for around £60million before Southampton blocked the deal and threatened to report Liverpool to the Premier League over an illegal approach for the player.

Jurgen Klopp though remains keen on the player and is expected to make a bid for Van Dijk in January, but Saints’ unwillingness to do business with the Reds may leave the door wide open for City to make their move.

In October an Dijk said he had “no regrets” over submitting an official transfer request and spoke of his hope that the move could resurrected in the New Year.

He told Fox Sports: “Of course, I wanted to go one step up, but eventually Southampton did not want to let me go.

“I’m a professional, so now I’ll give everything to the club. Halfway through the season, maybe we can see what’s possible.”

Van Dijk is believed to be the preferred option for Guardiola, but Martinez, 26, who be a cheaper option given his €32million release clause and may well be more accepted of a squad role when everyone is fit.

 

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 11:58

The making of Leon Goretzka, the midfielder wanted by everyone

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Manchester City – teamtalk.com 14 Dec 11:39

Paper Talk: Arsenal face rival for Real Madrid star; Shaw and Ings on the move

Arsenal are facing competition from AC Milan to land a Real Madrid target, while Newcastle’s bid to land two top targets could be back on, according to Thursday’s papers.

ARSENAL TO BATTLE MILAN FOR REAL STAR

AC Milan have reportedly joined Arsenal in the race to sign Real Madrid youngster Dani Ceballos, according to reports in Italy.

Calciomercato claims that the Italian giants a ready to launch a bid for the midfielder, who has played just 186 minutes in La Liga so far this term.

The Gunners were linked with a move for the 21-year-old earlier this week after it emerged that the former Real Betis star was looking for a move away in a bid to secure regular first-team football, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.

Ceballos has struggled to impress Real boss Zinedine Zidane since making the move to The Bernabeu over the summer.

Arsenal chief is searching for new midfield talent as he prepares for the possibility that Mesut Ozil will leave the club in the New Year.

Ozil is out of contract in the summer has been strongly linked with Manchester United and Barcelona, although Wenger stated earlier in the week that talks over a new deal for the German were ongoing.

 

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Liverpool are reportedly facing strong competition for Napoli in their bid to sign £22m-rated Atletico Madrid star Sime Vrsaljko (Daily Mirror)

Jose Mourinho is lining up Inter Milan’s Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario, 24, as a replacement for Henrikh Mkhitaryan at Manchester United (Daily Mirror)

Real Madrid have agreed a £22m deal for Athletic Bilbao keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga – and that could mean Thibaut Courtois and David de Gea are now off their hit list (Daily Mirror)

Andres Iniesta says he’s not worried about the prospect of former Barcelona team-mate Neymar joining Real Madrid, but he would be “annoyed” if it happened (Daily Mirror)

Malaga have launched a bid to re-sign striker Sandro Ramirez, who has made little impact since his summer move to Everton (Daily Mirror)

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is confident loan stars Leo Bonatini and Diogo Jota will agree to join the club on permanent deals (Daily Mirror)

Bournemouth are demanding £15million for striker Benik Afobe (The Sun)

Bristol City hope to sign 20-year-old Everton midfielder Liam Walsh for £1million.

West Ham have entered the race for Reading defender Liam Moore (Daily Express)

Leicester and Huddersfield are monitoring young Chelsea midfielder Kyle Scott’s situation after he hit a stalemate with the club in talks over a new deal (The Sun)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says Eric Bailly may need surgery as he struggles to recover from an ankle problem (Daily Express)

Rafa Benitez’s moves for Danny Ings and Luke Shaw could be back on thanks to Newcastle’s impending takeover (Daily Express)

Zinedine Zidane is desperate for Real Madrid to sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard, according to reports (Daily Star)

Manchester United star Juan Mata believes goalkeeper David de Gea is undervalued outside of England (Daily Star)

Millwall chairman John Berylson is considering moving the team out of Lewisham if the threat of a compulsory purchase order resurfaces (Daily Star)

Amanda Staveley has made a second bid in her attempt to buy Newcastle United although current owner Mike Ashley is yet to accept it and could ask her to increase the offer for a second time (Daily Telegraph)

Michy Batshuayi could be on his way out of Chelsea on loan in January and might form part of the package they offer to Monaco for Thomas Lemar (The Times)

Mesut Ozil favours a move to Manchester United over Barcelona should he leave Arsenal in the coming months (Daily Mail)

West Ham will sign ‘two or three new players’ in January, according to the club’s co-owner David Sullivan (Daily Mail)

Jose Mourinho has given Manchester United’s players most of Christmas off to spend with their families (Daily Mail)

Fears over relegation are delaying the completion of Amanda Staveley’s deal to buy Newcastle – she does not want to pay the full price to Mike Ashley if the club goes down at the end of 2017-18 (Daily Mail)

Brighton fans have been told their faces must not be covered with scarves, hats or hoods when they enter the Amex Stadium ahead of the FA Cup date with bitter rivals Crystal Palace on January 8 (Daily Mail)

Stevenage striker Danny Newton, a recruit from Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy, is being followed by QPR, MK Dons and Barnsley (Daily Mail)

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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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