Manchester City Rumors & News

  • 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,, Los Blancos believe Negredo would..." July 19

  • Man Utd, City and Chelsea for Barkley, £8.5m Arsenal target to Liverpool

    Daily Star "Manchester City are interested in Everton and England star Ross Barkley. Reports suggest City chiefs see Barkley, 20, as the perfect long-term replacement for Yaya Toure. Starsport understands the 31-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder wants to leave the Premier League and is pining for a move..." July 18

  • Yaya Toure confirms he WILL stay at Manchester City this summer despite birthday row

    Daily Mirror "Yaya Toure has confirmed he intends to stay at Manchester City and will not push for a move. Toure was expected to agitate for a move away from the Premier League champions after his agent claimed he had been treated with a lack of respect. Before the World Cup, Toure and his agent, Dimitri..." July 18

  • Liverpool ‘lead the chase’ for Manchester City defender Micah Richards

    Metro "Liverpool are poised to move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards, according to reports. The Reds are keen to bolster their defensive options ahead of the coming season, with boss Brendan Rodgers looking to challenge for both domestic and European honours. Richards, who has just a..." July 18

  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini 'turns down Brazil job'

    ESPN UK "Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly rejected the chance to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil boss. Pellegrini is said to have been approached on Sunday, just 24 hours after Scolari quit following Brazil's embarrassing World Cup defeats to Germany and the Netherlands on..." July 15

  • Manchester City on brink of signing Eliaquim Mangala in £30m deal

    Daily Mail "Manchester City are closing in on the signing of central defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto. City have been monitoring the player’s performances for almost 18 months and are close to completing a £30million deal for the France international. Sportsmail understands Mangala has had a..." July 13

  • Manchester City set to confirm Samir Nasri's bumper new four-year deal

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City are expected to today confirm Samir Nasri has signed a new four-year deal. Nasri, one of City's most influential performers in last season's Premier League title-winning season, has committed his future to the club. The midfielder, controversially left out of France's World..." July 10

  • Hart has battle on his hands as Man City sign highly-rated keeper Caballero

    talkSport "Manchester City have completed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The highly-rated 32-year-old, who arrives from Malaga, has penned a three-year deal at the Etihad. Caballero is the third player to join the Premier League champions this summer following the earlier arrivals..." July 09

  • Manchester City will NOT be selling Yaya Toure despite claims he wants to move

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City will not sell Yaya Toure despite the latest claim he will do everything to quit the club. An Ivory Coast team-mate of Toure's, says the midfielder has had enough of City's hierarchy. "He has accumulated too many grudges against [Manchester City's] leaders and he will not stay..." July 09

  • Manchester City's £6million signing of Willy Caballero to be completed in next 24 hours

    Daily Mirror "Willy Caballero should complete his £6million switch to Manchester City in the next 24 hours. Caballero, 32, has arrived in England to finalise personal terms and have his medical after City agreed his fee with Malaga. Manuel Pellegrini worked with the Argentinian goalkeeper at Malaga and..." July 07

  • Martinez weighs up Rodwell move, but rejects City's Barkley approaches

    Liverpool Echo "Everton FC will dismiss any interest in Ross Barkley from Manchester City – but Roberto Martinez could consider a deal to bring Jack Rodwell back to Goodison. Reports over the weekend have suggested City are eyeing up a £25million bid for Barkley which would also include former Blues midfielder..." July 06

  • Alvaro Negredo eyes Manchester City exit as Atletico Madrid step up their interest

    Daily Mail "Alvaro Negredo wants to leave Manchester City and return to Spain. City have insisted the 28-year-old striker is not for sale but it is understood he wants to join Atletico Madrid. Crowd favourite Negredo nicknamed 'The Beast' scored 23 goals for City last season but was left out of Spain's..." July 03

  • Manchester City defender targeted by Juventus

    talkSport "The Old Lady need defensive cover for the first few months of the new season as experienced Italy international Andrea Barzagli will be sidelined during his recovery from surgery on his Achilles tendon. As such, Juve are eyeing a loan deal for Nastasic, albeit with an option to turn the deal..." July 03

  • Manchester City agree deal for Mehdi Benatia - but only if Roma find a replacement

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, but are sweating on the Serie A giants' ability to sign a replacement. Manuel Pellegrini is exceptionally keen on the Moroccan defender after an impressive season at the Olimpico and is willing to unload £30million to..." July 02

  • Manchester City want Malaga keeper Willy Caballero to compete for Joe Hart's place

    Daily Mail "Manchester City have revived their bid to sign Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The 32-year-old is a firm favourite with coach Manuel Pellegrini who wants Caballero to provide top class competition for Joe Hart following the departure of Costel Pantilimon to Sunderland. City have..." July 01

  • Frank Lampard set for transfer to Manchester City's Melbourne side until New York start play

    Daily Mirror "Frank Lampard will play for Manchester City's A-League side Melbourne City in Australia next season, ahead of his move to the Etihad club's Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC. Following confirmation of his departure from Chelsea last month - as exclusively revealed by Mirror Sport -..." July 01

  • Reports: Sergio Aguero is set to miss the rest of the World Cup

    Squawka "Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a muscle injury, according to reports. The 26-year-old forward’s absence will come as a huge blow to manager Alejandro Sabella as the Manchester City man is virtually assured of a place in his starting..." June 26

  • Manchester City complete signing of Fernando from Porto for £12million

    Daily Mail "Manchester City have completed the £12m signing of Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernando from Porto. A short statement released by the club on Wednesday evening confirmed the 26-year-old, who has been at the Portuguese giants since 2007, has made the switch to Manchester. The statement,..." June 26

  • Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo a transfer target for Atletico Madrid to replace Diego Costa

    Daily Mirror "Alvaro Negredo wants to quit Manchester City for a return to Spain with Atletico Madrid. The striker, who Etihad fans call “The Beast” scored 23 goals in his first season with City, as Manuel Pellegrini's men lifted both the Premier League title and Capital One Cup. But Negredo and his..." June 22

  • Joleon Lescott joins West Bromwich Albion on two-year contract

    The Guardian "West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of the defender Joleon Lescott on a two-year contract. The England international joins the club as a free agent from 1 July after ending his five-year spell at Manchester City. The 31-year-old won two Premier League titles at the Etihad Stadium..." June 20

  • Ibrahim Toure dies aged 28 as brothers Kolo and Yaya represent Ivory Coast at the World Cup

    Daily Mirror "The younger brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure has died, the Ivory Coast Football Association has confirmed. Ibrahim Toure is understood to have passed away on Thursday in Manchester, while Manchester City midfielder Yaya and Liverpool defender Kolo were representing their country at the World Cup..." June 20

  • Im staying at City! Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero rules out leaving the Etihad

    Daily Star "Aguero, 26, scored 28 goals for City last season despite picking up several injuries during the campaign. During his time at the Etihad the former Atletico Madrid man has manage score 75 in 122 appearances for the Citizens. His impressive form has seen him attract interest from some of..." June 17

  • Manchester City will resist any Inter Milan bid to take Stevan Jovetic back to Italy

    Daily Mail "Manchester City will resist any attempt by Inter Milan to take striker Stevan Jovetic back to Italy. Inter are understood to have made an inquiry about taking Jovetic on loan with a view to a permanent £18million transfer. City paid £22m to sign the Montenegro international from Fiorentina..." June 17

  • Man City keeper Joe Hart in line for new £29m bumper contract

    Daily Star "Hart, 27, went into last night’s match against Italy in Manaus with his club future confi rmed. England’s No.1 keeper lost his place at the Etihad for a spell last season when boss Manuel Pellegrini instead opted for Costel Pantilimon. But Hart regained his spot and had a strong finish to the..." June 15

  • Real Madrid eye Man City's Sergio Aguero after Liverpool rebuff Luis Suarez approach

    Daily Star "Real are on the hunt for another major addition this summer following last summer's world record capture of Gareth Bale. Club president Florentino Perez had earmarked Liverpool ace Luis Suarez as the Bernabeu side's top transfer target. However, Liverpool have other ideas and have brushed..." June 14

  • Sagna joins Manchester City on a three-year £150,000-per-week deal after leaving Arsenal

    Daily Mail "Bacary Sagna has joined Manchester City on a free transfer from Premier League rivals Arsenal. The defender has signed a three-year deal with the Premier League champions worth £150,000-per-week - inclusive of add-ons and bonuses. As revealed exclusively by Sportsmail in May, the..." June 13

  • Kolarov pens City contract extension

    ESPN FC "Aleksandar Kolarov has signed a three-year contract extension with Manchester City, keeping him at the club until 2018. Kolarov, 28, joined City from Serie A outfit Lazio in 2010, penning a five-year deal. But with his original contract due to expire next summer the Premier League champions..." June 12

  • Yaya Toure struggling with injury, could be out for Ivory Coast’s opener

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Ivory Coast medical staff is staying quiet as to what exactly is ailing Yaya Toure but one thing is clear, the midfielder is struggling for fitness and could be out of his country’s World Cup opener against Japan on Sunday. Toure underwent surgery in Qatar last month to repair an..." June 12

  • Manchester City home-grown quota cut by UEFA

    BBC "Manchester City will be required to name only five home-grown players in a reduced 21-man squad for next season's Champions League. City were hit with restrictions on their European squad in May, after breaching financial fair play rules. The club had been due to name eight home-grown players..." June 11

  • West Ham ‘target Manchester City’s wantaway defender Micah Richards’

    Metro "Richards’ current deal at the Etihad Stadium expires next summer and he is said to be reluctant to put pen to paper again, having struggled to hold down a regular place in recent seasons. And the news has alerted West Ham boss Sam Allardyce who is looking to bolster his squad in several areas..." June 11

  • Manchester City will fight to keep Stevan Jovetic despite interest from Inter Milan

    Daily Star "Serie A giants Inter Milan are preparing to test City's determination to keep the striker. Jovetic, 24, only arrived at City last summer from Fiorentina in a £22m deal. But the Montenegro striker has struggled to settle after an injury-hit season. Jovetic managed only six goals in 18..." June 11

  • Manchester City set to complete £14.5m Fernando transfer and Bacary Sagna signing

    Daily Mail "Manchester City will complete a £14.5million deal for FC Porto’s defensive midfielder Fernando this week. City are also expected to confirm the signing of France right-back Bacary Sagna once his contract at Arsenal officially expires. The 26-year-old Fernando was the subject of a failed bid..." June 10

  • Manchester City in for Real Madrid defender Pepe after Mangala snub

    Daily Star "Boss Manuel Pellegrini has been forced to have a major transfer rethink after first choice, Porto’s £35m-rated Eliaquim Mangala, turned his back on the English champions. City also considered switching their attention to Mehdi Benatia, 27, who has been valued at a ridiculous £50m by Roma and is..." June 08

  • Frank Lampard tempted by New York's offer to play in Australia and America

    Daily Mail "Frank Lampard will be offered the chance to extend his career in Australia and the USA if he accepts an offer from Manchester City to play for the club’s franchise in New York. Lampard has left Chelsea after being released by coach Jose Mourinho and is weighing up his options beyond this..." June 07

  • Eliaquim Mangala would prefer Manchester United to Manchester City

    The Guardian "Eliaquim Mangala, Manchester City’s No1 summer transfer target, would prefer a move to Manchester United, though Louis van Gaal is not prioritising the Porto central defender because of reservations over his temperament. The Holland coach, who will take charge when their World Cup campaign..." June 06

  • Premier League revenues top £2.5 billion

    Fox Sports "Commercial revenue increased by 21% at Premier League clubs in the 2012/13 season and topped £2.5 billion for the first time, according to the Annual Review of Football Finance by Deloitte. However, over 75% of the revenue increase was spent on wages, which rose by £125m (8%) to £1.8billion and..." June 05

  • Manchester City eye Fernando £15m swoop by Sunday

    The Express "Manuel Pellegrini identified the £15m-rated midfielder as one of his main transfer targets in January but City were unable to complete a deal in time. Director of football Txiki Begiristain and chief executive Ferran Soriano had been tied up with negotiations over Spain striker David Villa’s..." June 04

  • Man City squad cost £1bn to assemble... but it would cost £311m to buy

    Daily Mail "Sheik Mansour has now spent around £1billion on his Manchester City dream, but if he put every player up for sale this summer he would only be able to recoup £311million in proceeds. That at least is one debate-provoking conclusion raised by a new report, published today, that assesses the..." June 03

  • Manchester City rivalling Arsenal for Cesc Fabregas transfer with Barca star set for £30million move

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City have emerged as Arsenal’s biggest rival for Cesc Fabregas. Barcelona are prepared to sell their Spain ­international for £30million and he is set to return to the Premier League. The midfielder appeals to City as he would boost their quota of home-grown players, qualifying..." June 02

  • Manchester City test Frank Lampard's resolve by offering him six-month switch before NYC move

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City will try to persuade New York City-bound Frank Lampard to break his promise never to play for another Premier League club. As revealed on Saturday night by Mirror Football , the 35-year-old Chelsea midfielder - England’s World Cup vice-captain - HAS agreed a lucrative deal to..." June 02

  • David Villa in Manchester ahead of New York City move

    Manchester Evening News "Here is David Villa, taking a medical in Manchester this afternoon before becoming New York City FC's first marquee signing. The exclusive picture, captured by one of our photographers, shows the Spanish international at the Bridgewater Hospital in Moss Side. City declined to comment but..." June 01

  • Chelsea BLOCK Man City's move for Mehdi Benatia with £18m bid PLUS Romelu Lukaku

    The Express "Reports coming out of Italy claim that Jose Mourinho is desperate to bring the Morocco international to Stamford Bridge, and Il Messaggero believes he is prepared to do whatever it takes to stop the strong centre-back from joining Manuel Pellegrini's side. City are yet to agree a fee with Roma..." May 30

  • Atletico Madrid want Man City's Alvaro Negredo to replace Chelsea-bound Diego Costa

    Daily Mirror "Alvaro Negredo is a summer target for Atletico Madrid. The Spanish club want the Manchester City striker to replace Diego Costa who is poised to join Chelsea. City striker Negredo was a huge success in the first half of last season but lost his place towards the end. Atletico, who have..." May 30

  • Angel Di Maria hints at Real Madrid exit with Arsenal, Man City and Man Utd ready to swoop

    Daily Star "The Argentine winger played an instrumental role in last Saturday's Champions League final as Madrid clinched their 10th European crown - 'La Decima' - with a 4-1 victory over city rivals Atletico. Di Maria had been expected to leave Madrid following the world record £86m addition of Gareth..." May 30

  • Man Utd, Man City and Chelsea FORCED to wait as Porto ace Mangala refuses transfer talks

    Daily Star "Porto star Mangala, who is the subject of transfer interest from the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, says discussions over a move must wait until this summer's showpiece comes to an end. Mangala, 23, has leapt to the top of the wanted lists of a host of European clubs..." May 30

  • Man City braced for £60m Sergio Aguero bid from Real Madrid

    Daily Star "The Champions League winners have now cemented Aguero at the top of their summer shopping list. Real boss Carlo Ancelotti was planning to lure Liverpool star Suarez to the Bernabeu, but has privately been forced to accept the Uruguayan won't leave Anfield. Instead, Real bosses are understood..." May 29

  • Arsenal, Manchester United and City target Angel Di Maria coy over Real Madrid future

    The Express "ANGEL DI MARIA has refused to rule out a move away from Real Madrid this summer, with Arsenal, Manchester United and City harbouring a strong interest in him. The aforementioned Premier League clubs have apparently all made concrete bids as they seek to strengthen their respective squads in the..." May 29

  • Yaya Toure admits liking for Paris Saint Germain

    Sky Sports "Manchester City star Yaya Toure has told France Football that he could not rule out a possible move to Paris Saint-Germain. Toure's future has become subject to heated speculation after his agent suggested the Ivory Coast midfielder was underappreciated and disrespected at City. Toure backed..." May 28

  • Arsenal plot move for departing Manchester City goalie Costel Pantilimon

    Metro "Arsenal want departing Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon to solve their goalkeeping crisis. The Gunners need another glovesman with Lukasz Fabianski out of contract and Emiliano Viviano’s loan spell coming to an end. Arsene Wenger wants a goalie who can provide genuine competition..." May 28