Football Leaks whistle blower extradicted

Rui Pinto, the hacker who joined forces with the German news magazine Der Spiegel and a group of other European news media organizations, which leaked documents and emails from Manchester City among other clubs has lost extradition hearing. [via @nytimes]

Demichelis praises Laporte

Martin Demichelis on Aymeric @Laporte: "He’s brilliant and still can improve. He’s young and he can become a superlative central defender. He’s already at a great level, but in that particular position, you probably become a mature player when you are around your 30s."

Demichelis on Otamendi qualities

Martin Demichelis on @Notamendi30: "His last season was outstanding. He showed a huge personality, too. In Pep’s team, central defenders are in a sensitive situation, playing always high, exposed. You have to be brave - and Nico is..." Martin Demichelis: "He’s not a physical central defender by the Premier League standards, so he has to... Continue Reading →

Pep will give lecture today

Pep Guardiola will be speaking at a League Managers’ Association seminar later today. Crewe manager David Artell: "You cannot fail to learn from someone like Pep Guardiola. It will be terrific to listen to one of the top managers’ of the modern era and hopefully I can pick his brains a bit. I am sure... Continue Reading →

City sign new partnership

Manchester City has announced a global multi-year partnership with Zoom Video Communications. The US-headquartered company will become the club's Official Enterprise Video Communications Partner. [via @ProlificNorth]

City pursuit of Chilwell hit by new obstacle

Manchester City may have to break the world transfer record for a defender to stand any chance of prising England left back Ben Chilwell away from Leicester City this summer. [via @TeleFootball] Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers considers Chilwell as integral to his plans and, with the 22-year-old contracted until June 2024 and the wealthy... Continue Reading →

Troy Deeney on playing City

Troy Deeney: "Obviously the one [improvement] would be trying to get some points on the board against the big teams away from home. I think that’s a clear one to try and address and we’ve got the ‘easy’ task of playing City away this week, so let’s try and make it there!"

City fight Juventus, Barca for left-back

Juventus are set to challenge Barcelona and City for the ‘new Marcelo’, Luan Candido (18). Palmeiras were obliged to inform City of Candido, as the English club have an option on the player that was inserted at the time of Gabriel Jesus' purchase. [@CmdotCom_En]

City pursuit of forward delayed

Frankfurt director Fredi Bobic has told suitors of Luka Jovic, including City, they will have to wait to sign the striker. Jovic is on loan from Benfica and Frankfurt hope to trigger a clause to buy him outright for £5.3million before selling him for £52m. [@MirrorFootball] Fredi Bobic: “He's developing, he's great, he's scoring a... Continue Reading →

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