Manchester City are preparing to trigger a £42 million release clause in England left-back Ben Chilwell’s contract with Leicester City. [via @TelegraphDucker] Pep Guardiola has been forced to improvise at left-back for the last two campaigns owing to the long-term injuries suffered by Benjamin Mendy and does not want to run the risk of a... Continue Reading →
Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi is valued at €30m byt the club for a summer transfer. Agent Jorge Mendes is trying to get it down to €25m. Diego Simeone is very keen on the signing, but has problems getting near the wages Otamendi currently earns. [via @diarioas]
Pep Guardiola on Bernardo Silva: "He is the best. Bernardo can play incredible here and anywhere. Give me any team, he will play well there. He does everything good. He can get in any team in the world."
Pep Guardiola on defending the title: "It's a dream to be here. I didn't expect we would be in this position after being 7 points behind this Liverpool side. We show many, many things. We have the chance to go back to back and we will try." Pep Guardiola: "We have the last 2 games... Continue Reading →
Pep Guardiola: "Kevin trained with us the last two days, he will train once again tomorrow. He could be involved. Fernandinho is not able to play on Sunday."
Pep Guardiola pre #BHAMCI: "Experience [with Silva, Kompany and Aguero] is important, but it's a new season. The most incredible moment in this club's history is when Sergio scored that goal. But everyone has to make his contribution in the last game."
Pep Guardiola on the week of football: “Both semi-finals were incredible, and we had an important win against Leicester. For English football it is incredibly good [to have four finalists]. Big congratulations to all of them.”
Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré has retired from professional football, according to his agent. The 35-year-old will now focus on a career in football coaching. [via @GFFN]