Manchester City Rumors & News

  • Joe Hart struggles to see positives in being dropped by Manchester City

    The Guardian "Joe Hart has signalled his discontent at not playing every match at Manchester City, saying it is “hard to see any positives” after Manuel Pellegrini left him out of the two most recent matches. The Chilean manager also said, on the eve of the club’s Champions League game against Roma, that a new..." September 30

  • Roberto Martinez pours cold water on Ross Barkley sale ‘rumours’

    The Times "Roberto Martinez, the Everton manager, has dismissed reports linking Manchester City with a move for Ross Barkley. City made a firm inquiry to Everton about the availability for the England midfielder in the summer but baulked at the £50 million prize tag. However the 20-year-old remains on..." September 27

  • Arsene Wenger slams Frank Lampard's Manchester City loan and doubts the legality of move

    Daily Mirror "Arsene Wenger has questioned the legitimacy of Frank Lampard's loan to Manchester City. Midfielder Lampard signed for Major League Soccer side New York City following his release by Chelsea, only to make a surprise return to the Barclays Premier League with the champions. The 36-year-old has..." September 26

  • Kaka 'wishes he'd joined Manchester City in 2009'

    ESPN FC "Kaka regrets not joining Manchester City in 2009, the Premier League champions' former chief executive Garry Cook has claimed. City made what was then a world-record 100 million-pound bid for the Brazilian just four months after Sheikh Mansour had bought the club. Although they were in the..." September 26

  • Man City and Chelsea have NOT made Ross Barkley enquiries - Roberto Martinez

    The Express "The 20-year-old England playmaker only signed a new four-year contract at Goodison Park in July and Martinez accepts he will have to deal with talk over Barkley's future even if there is nothing to tell. "I don't think there is anything to comment," Martinez said. "It's a rumour and we'll leave..." September 25

  • Manuel Pellegrini open to extending Frank Lampard’s Manchester City loan

    The Guardian "Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he is open to extending Frank Lampard’s loan at Manchester City beyond January. Lampard joined New York City from Chelsea in the summer before moving to the Etihad on a six-month deal. The 36-year-old scored against his former club on Sunday to earn the champions..." September 24

  • Man Utd eye £40m bid for Chelsea and Man City target Nicolas Otamendi to bolster defence

    The Express "The Argentine international joined Valencia last February in a £9.5m deal before being loaned out to Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro. Otamendi has returned to Los Che this season though and is considered an important part of their project by president Amadeo Salvo. But with United in..." September 24

  • Reds poised to fight Manchester City for Everton's Ross Barkley?

    Daily Mirror "Liverpool are prepared to battle with Manchester City for Everton starlet Ross Barkley! City have been linked with the England midfielder in a move that could cost them in the region of £35million. However, according to the Daily Star, the Toffees Merseyside rivals will also look to swoop..." September 24

  • Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini considers debut for 'Mini Messi' against Sheffield Wednesday

    The Telegraph "Manuel Pellegrini is considering a Manchester City debut for a teenage forward billed as “Mini Messi” when the Capital One Cup holders begin the defence of the trophy against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night. With the forwards Sergio Agüero and Stevan Jovetic ruled out of the third-round..." September 24

  • Manchester City target Everton’s Ross Barkley to fill homegrown gap

    The Guardian "Ross Barkley is a target for Manchester City next summer with the champions valuing the midfielder at around £30m and viewing him as among a select few English homegrown players who could slot instantly into their team. City also hope Joe Hart and James Milner will sign the new deals they have..." September 23

  • Frank Lampard close to tears and lost for words after scoring the equaliser

    Daily Mail "Chelsea old boy Frank Lampard admitted he was almost speechless after coming off the bench to deny former boss Jose Mourinho victory at Manchester City. The 36-year-old midfielder, who was serenaded by the visiting fans at the Etihad Stadium, struck five minutes from time after being picked out..." September 22

  • Ross Barkley a Manchester City target after being quoted £50m for Everton star in June

    Daily Mail "Manchester City will target Ross Barkley again next summer after their first bid for the England star failed. The champions were quoted an astonishing £50million for Barkley by Everton when they inquired in June, almost double their valuation of the player. City manager Manuel Pellegrini and..." September 22

  • Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal keeping tabs on Fulham starlet Patrick Roberts

    Daily Mirror "Fulham face a major battle to keep prize asset Patrick Roberts. Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on the England prospect. Roberts, 17, has signed a professional contract until 2016 but clubs are circling with a view to snatching him in January." September 22

  • Micah Richards on City, becoming a scapegoat and that fight with Balotelli

    The Guardian "Late afternoon in Florence and the old vinaio around Piazza del Duomo are starting to fill up with the people leaving work. The queues around the Uffizi are finally beginning to subside and it has reached the point of the day when the stalls start coming down at Sant’Ambrogio fish market and the..." September 20

  • Former Man City star tells 'lethargic' Toure to step up and earn new contract

    talkSport "The Ivorian midfielder has struggled for form and fitness since returning from World Cup duty and was arguably City’s weakest performer during the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Toure is understood to be seeking a new lucrative deal after a summer of speculation..." September 19

  • Louis van Gaal made Bayern Munich 'stink', says Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis

    The Independent "Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has hit out at Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. Demichelis, 33, played under the Dutch coach at Bayern Munich but has criticised his style of management. The Argentinian spent more than seven years at the club playing almost 250 games but fell..." September 19

  • Yaya Toure facing Manchester City fan backlash after Champions League Pep Guardiola embrace

    Daily Mirror "Yaya Toure is at the centre of a backlash from Manchester City fans for embracing Pep Guardiola following his side's Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. TV cameras picked out Toure and Guardiola, who managed the City midfielder at Barcelona, smiling and talking in the immediate aftermath..." September 18

  • James Milner stalling on new Manchester City deal

    Daily Star "And another worry for the Blues is that keeper Joe Hart has still to agree a new deal. Milner, though, is the pressing concern as he is out of contract next summer when he could leave for nothing. That means City would accept a £5million offer for a player they value at £15m. Everton,..." September 15

  • Ronaldo ready to make SHOCK move to Man City OR return to Man Utd

    The Express "He has recently publicly aired his frustrations at the club selling influential players like Angel Di Maria to Manchester United and Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old world player of the year, who moved to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2009 from Manchester United for a then world..." September 14

  • Pellegrini reveals Frank Lampard and Eliaquim Mangala are poised for Manchester City debuts

    Daily Mail "Frank Lampard and Eliaquim Mangala are ready to make their Manchester City debuts as the Premier League champions face a critical run of three games in the space of eight days, Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed. Lampard has been training with City for the last month since his shock switch from..." September 12

  • Juventus join Man City in race for Barcelona star

    talkSport "The Brazil wing-back will leave Barcelona as a free agent at the end of the season and City – along with the rest of the world's biggest clubs – are interested. Manuel Pellegrini's side would be considered a likely destination for defender as they have former Barcelona chiefs Ferran Soriano and..." September 10

  • Arsenal turned down chance to sign Man City defender this summer

    talkSport "Wenger was on the search for defensive steel after selling centre-back and Gunners captain Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona for £15million in August. The Frenchman was alerted to Richards’ availability, with the 26-year-old finding first-team opportunities limited at the Etihad Stadium under..." September 09

  • Stevan Jovetic gives Manchester City a striker scare with injury on international duty

    Daily Star "Stevan Jovetic limped out of training with a hamstring injury while on international duty with Montenegro and was due to fly back to England yesterday. The extent of the damage is not clear but he is highly unlikely to be fit to face Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday. It leaves boss Manuel..." September 09

  • English and Dutch clubs tracking Manchester City's Albert Rusnak

    Sky Sports "Rusnak is currently on loan at Erevisie side Cambuur Leeuwarden until January and he has been earning reviews at the Dutch club. The attacking midfielder has scored one goal in four games and picked up two man of the match awards as well as being named in the Eredivisie Team of the Week twice..." September 07

  • Man City and Arsenal go head-to-head in battle for £25m German star

    Daily Star "The Daily Star Sunday can reveal that the Borussia Dortmund winger will be City’s top transfer target next year. And that will put them in direct opposition with Arsenal their Premier League opponents at The Emirates on Saturday. Reus, 25, was selected for the World Cup by Germany, but..." September 07

  • Rolando Aarons emerges as SHOCK Manchester City and Liverpool target

    Daily Star "Last season's top two are both keeping tabs on Aarons, 18, who has been compared to Liverpool and England star Raheem Sterling. Teen starlet Aarons has burst onto the scene in stunning fashion this season after joining Newcastle in 2012 following a spell at Bristol City. Aarons forced his..." September 05

  • Richards reveals he took pay cut to quit Man City

    talkSport "The Manchester City defender has signed for the Serie A club on a season-long loan deal, and he could make the move permanent next summer. His Italian switch ended the 26-year-old’s 12-year stay at City and, while he admits it was a huge wrench to leave, he knew he had to get away having made..." September 03

  • Manchester City sweating over Kompany update after captain sustains calf injury on international duty

    The Telegraph "Vincent Kompany will be assessed by Manchester City medical staff this weekend after suffering an injury scare during preparations for Belgium’s friendly against Australia. The City captain, who endured an injury-interrupted campaign at the Etihad stadium last season, was forced to miss..." September 03

  • Arsenal and Manchester City battle it out for £55m Radamel Falcao

    The Guardian "Manchester City and Arsenal have been offered Monaco’s Radamel Falcao for around £55m (€70m) and are battling to sign the Colombia international before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday night. A deal at that price would smash the clubs’ transfer record. Arsenal are in the hunt for a..." September 01

  • Manchester City's Micah Richards set for transfer to Sunderland on a season-long loan

    Daily Mirror "Micah Richards was locked in talks with Sunderland on Saturday night about a season-long loan from Manchester City. City told the former England defender he could leave after he refused to sign a new contract that would have seen him take a significant drop on his £65,000-a-week wages. The..." August 31

  • Champions League draw: Liverpool land Real Madrid, Man City get Bayern

    The Guardian "Manchester City have been drawn to face Bayern Munich for the third time in four years, and will also play CSKA Moscow and Roma in what presents the toughest draw for English clubs in the Champions League. However, Liverpool also face a tricky group and will play the current holders Real Madrid..." August 28

  • Frank Lampard announces retirement from international football

    The Guardian "Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football. The 36-year-old midfielder has called time on his England career which has spanned 15 years and earned him 106 caps. Lampard said in a statement released by his management company: “I have taken the decision to retire..." August 26

  • Manchester City dropped Ross Barkley pursuit after Everton demanded £50MILLION for youngster

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City ditched a plan to sign Ross Barkley after being told it would take a bid of more than £50million to tempt Everton to sell. Sunday Mirror revealed in July that Manuel Pellegrini had the England midfielder in his sights after a sensational performance against City towards the end..." August 24

  • Nastasic and Richards poised for City exits

    Manchester Evening News "At least three Italian clubs are now showing a string interest in taking Blues defender Matija Nastasic, with Juventus and Roma leading the pack. Napoli are also interested but appear to want a loan, whilst City want to sell the £12million rated defender, or at least send him on loan with a..." August 22

  • Edin Dzeko becomes latest Manchester City star to sign a new long-term contract

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been handed a new contract at the Etihad Stadium. The Bosnian striker, 28, has put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal with the club, tying him down until at least 2018. “I’m really happy here at City, it's a second home to me, so it was an easy decision..." August 20

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure will NOT get a new contract as champions lock up their other stars

    Daily Mirror "Manuel Pellegrini claims Yaya Toure is happy at Manchester City - but will not be getting a new contract. Pellegrini says he has spoken to talismanic midfielder Toure, who became unsettled in the summer because of his infamous birthday cake snub and his brother Ibrahim’s death. “I spoke with..." August 16

  • Manchester City’s Javi García set to join Zenit St Petersburg for £13m

    The Guardian "Javi García is set to leave Manchester City for Zenit St Petersburg in a deal worth nearly £13m to end his two seasons at the champions, with the Russian club hopeful of announcing his signature at a press conference on Thursday. The Spaniard’s transfer is for a fee of £12m plus a further..." August 13

  • David Silva signs new five-year contract with Manchester City

    The Guardian "David Silva has agreed terms on a five-year contract with Manchester City. The 28-year-old’s extension to his current deal will run to the summer of 2019 and makes Silva the third player to agree an improved offer after Samir Nasri and Aleksander Kolarov. “From the moment I joined the club four..." August 12

  • Manuel Pellegrini lets slip that Manchester City are ready to seal Eliaquim Mangala deal

    Daily Mail "Manuel Pellegrini has all but confirmed that Manchester City have finally signed Eliaquim Mangala from Porto. The manager, talking ahead of the Community Shield final against Arsenal, listed the new arrivals at the Etihad Stadium - accidentally including the central defender. City's..." August 11

  • Manchester City set to announce £32m transfer of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala

    Daily Mail "Manchester City are on the verge of announcing Eliaquim Mangala’s £32million move to the Etihad after confirming that Bruno Zuculini has officially joined the Premier League champions. The deals will coincide with Javi Garcia leaving City to join Zenit St Petersburg after the Russian club..." August 09

  • Eliaquim Mangala's Manchester City transfer set to go through in the next 48 hours

    Daily Mirror "Eliaquim Mangala is due to fly into Manchester within the next 48 hours as his move to the Etihad finally nears completion. Champions Manchester City are confident of concluding a £32million deal for the France defender by the weekend after months of negotiating with his Portuguese club..." August 07

  • Vincent Kompany offered £60m to stay at Manchester City on new six-year deal

    Daily Mail "Manchester City want Vincent Kompany to finish his career at the club and will offer him a package totalling £60million for the privilege. The 28-year-old only signed his last deal at the Etihad Stadium in 2012 but Manuel Pellegrini wants the central defender to pen a new contract worth..." August 07

  • John Guidetti may return to Holland as Manchester City deem striker surplus to requirements

    Daily Mail "Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will allow striker John Guidetti to return to Holland in order to kickstart a career that has so far failed to live up to its early hype. Feyenoord and Ajax are among several European clubs who have enquired about the 22-year-old Swede, above, whose..." August 03

  • Yaya Toure boosts Manchester City by claiming he wants to play for them until retirement

    Daily Mirror "Powerhouse midfielder tries to draw a line under his bizarre close-season digs at the champions by revealing he hopes to stay "as long as possible" Yaya Toure has handed Manchester City a huge bonus by announcing he wants to finish his career at the Etihad. The midfield star looked set to..." July 30

  • James Milner denies contract offer from City but will stay and fight for his place

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite starting only 12 Premier League matches last year, James Milner has decided to remain at Manchester City and fight for his place. It was that bit-part role that gave the 28-year-old midfielder second-thoughts when the club reportedly were willing to present him with a new four-year deal..." July 24

  • Sergio Aguero to be offered £52million deal to stay at Manchester City until 2019

    Daily Mail "Manchester City will offer Sergio Aguero a mammoth £52million deal to commit himself to the Barclays Premier League champions until 2019. Aguero already collects £200,000-a-week and will be offered the increased deal via a series of huge bonuses - which must fall in line UEFA’s Financial Fair..." July 23

  • Man City plot shock bid for Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

    Daily Star "Pellegrini is on the look out for a new striker after losing Alvaro Negredo to a broken foot. Spanish star Negredo has broken his metatarsal and will be sidelined for up to four months, leaving Pellegrini short on attacking options as his champions get set to defend their Premier League..." July 22

  • Manchester City set to offload midfielder Javi Garcia after Alvaro Negredo injury

    Daily Mirror "Javi Garcia is set to be offloaded by Manchester City – because of Alvaro Negredo’s broken toe. City were looking to sell either Garcia or Negredo because Eliaquim Mangala’s imminent £32million arrival from Porto will take them over their foreign player quota. The Blues are only allowed 17..." July 22

  • Joe Hart faces battle with goalkeeper Willy Caballero for Manchester City No 1 spot

    Daily Mail "England goalkeeper Joe Hart faces a tough battle to keep his No. 1 spot at Manchester City next season. City boss Manuel Pellegrini sees £6milion summer signing Willy Caballero as providing real competition for Hart who was pictured last week partying in Las Vegas with international team-mate..." July 20

  • Real Madrid ‘eye up move’ for Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo as replacement for Alvaro Morata

    Metro "The Spanish giants are on the verge of selling their youth product, Morata, to the Italian champions and have been looking for players who could replace the 21-year-old at the Santiago Bernabeu outfit next term. And according to Spanish website, Fichajes.com, Los Blancos believe Negredo would..." July 19

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