Villa manager on facing Pep

Dean Smith (Villa manager): "People might laugh at me, but when we come up against the likes of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, I want to try and win those games. That’s how we will approach it."

Porto concerned about Mangala

Porto expect Mangala to rescind his contract with Manchester City as they don't want to pay a large fee. There’s some concern about the long time he’s stayed injured over the course of the campaign, but they are willing to sign him if he's able to stay fit. [via @ojogo]

Middlesbrough interested in Arteta

Mikel Arteta has the best odds to take over at Middlesbrough and replace Tony Pulis at the Riverside, but Arteta has no intention of leaving the Etihad. [via MEN] Arteta is happy and settled working with Guardiola at City. Sources inside the club say Arteta is in contention to replace Guardiola when he leaves the... Continue Reading →

Sterling on City media treatment

Raheem Sterling: "No one’s made a big deal out of [the treble]. If another team had done it, a lot more would have been made out of the team, of the individuals. Even last year when we won the league — with 100 points." Raheem Sterling: "It wasn’t really highlighted in a way where I... Continue Reading →

City made bid for Cancelo

Manchester City have submitted a ​€60 million offer for Joao Cancelo. The future of Cancelo remains strongly in the balance and, regardless of the new coach, the possibility of a departure is increasingly likely. [via @tuttosport]

Atletico interested in City target

Atletico Madrid want to sign Ben Chilwell and have reportedly bid £71million for the player. Manchester City had an interest in Chilwell, which they dropped last month, but could still come back for the player. [via @diarioas]

City raise ticket prices

Manchester City have raised the cost of season tickets by an average of 3% ahead of the 2019/20 season. The most expensive card costs £950, with the cheapest being £325. Club officials said cards under £500 had increases of no more than £15, less than £1 a game. [@Jack_Gaughan] The £299 'Value seasoncard' is competitive... Continue Reading →

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