KDB: "The goal is not to win all four competitions. The goal is to win every game. We are happy with where we are but we want to progress in every competition we are in. In the league we have lost a few more games but we are still fighting in all four competitions."
KDB: "I’ve been fortunate in my career with injuries. I feel okay. I feel better and better, and that I’m performing better than I was in the beginning with my injury, so I’m happy about that."
Joshua Kimmich on @PepTeam: "Under Pep, I savoured every training session. He’s a perfectionist who’s always worried about details and doesn’t want to leave anything to chance. His sessions were so intense. He loves the game."
Manchester City have opened contract talks with Aymeric Laporte. City only signed Laporte 13 months ago and the Frenchman’s present contract runs until the summer of 2023, but the club have been so impressed with his form that they want him to sign a new deal.
Manchester City have agreed a €300,000-plus deal with Espanyol to sign left-sided full-back/winger Spain youth international Óscar Tarensi (16). The highly-rated youngster will sign his contract in the coming days. [Onda Cero]
Manchester City's travelling squad for #S04vCity: GK: Ederson, Muric, Grimshaw DEF: Walker, Danilo, Sandler, Kompany, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko MID: Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden FWD: Sterling, Sane, Aguero.
City's training squad today: Goalkeepers: Ederson, Muric Defenders: Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Mangala, Sandler, Otamendi, Mendy, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko Midfielders: Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Bernardo, Foden Forwards: Aguero, Sterling, Mahrez, Sané [MEN]
Rabbi Matondo to iNews: "Manchester City's a great football club, great players, great manager, so there’s nothing I could say bad about them. I'm just grateful that Schalke said they’d give me opportunities and that’s what I’m getting right now, more than I would have at City."