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Guardiola willing to spend big on PL winner, Man City will offer him bumper pay-rise

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Manchester City are looking to sign the West Brom centre back Jonny Evans this summer.

According to Daily Mirror, Pep Guardiola needs to sign British players in order to meet the homegrown requirements and the former Bayern manager has identified Evans as an ideal candidate.

The former Manchester United defender has been linked with a move away from West Brom this summer.

Pat Nevin says Jonny Evans would be a good signing for Manchester City

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Former Everton winger Pat Nevin believes Jonny Evans would be a good addition to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad.

City have had an £18 million bid for the centre-half rejected by Premier League rivals West Brom, with the Baggies insisting the Northern Ireland international is not for sale.

Man City begin talks to sign 29-year-old, former Man Utd player would be ideal for them

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Manchester City are interested in signing the former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans this summer.

According to BBC, the West Brom captain is a target for Pep Guardiola and talks have taken place between the two clubs regarding the 29-year-old defender.

Evans would be a useful addition to the City squad for the next couple of seasons.

Southampton provide update on Liverpool and Chelsea target Virgil van Djik’s future

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Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger is adamant that Dutch defender Virgil van Djik is not for sale this summer.

Van Djik, who is heavily pursued by Premier League giants Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City, handed in a formal transfer request earlier this month in his bid to force his way out of the South Coast club.

Arsenal’s Wenger admits no progress on Sanchez contract talks

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London (AFP) – Alexis Sanchez and Arsenal remain at an impasse over new contract talks, manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday.

Wenger’s admission will only heighten speculation the 28-year-old Chile international forward will join Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Sanchez, who played under City manager Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, is presently injured with an abdominal strain which will keep him out of Saturday’s game against Stoke City and prevented him from playing in the opening 4-3 win over Leicester City.

Major boost for Celtic fans, club legend reveals this talented attacker will sign for them

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Patrick Roberts has been linked with a move to Celtic all summer and the former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes that the player will end up joining the Scottish champions.

Roberts was on loan at Celtic for the last 18 months and he has managed to establish himself as a key player for Brendan Rodgers.

Former Everton star tips Lindelof and Matic for success at Manchester United

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Ex-Everton and Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott believes Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic will both enjoy success with Manchester United.

Lindelof joined United from Benfica for £31 million in June, but after an indifferent pre-season he was left out of Sunday’s Premier League game against West Ham.

Guardiola asks Man City to bid £60m for attacker, 24-goal star will be offered £400k-a-week

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Manchester City are prepared to submit an offer for the Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez this summer.

The Chilean has just one year left on his current deal and so far the Gunners have failed to agree on an extension.

According to Telegraph, Guardiola has asked Manchester City to submit an offer for the 28-year-old and the Premier League giants are preparing a £60 million bid.

Inter move in for Man City defender; Perisic to sign new contract

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Inter Milan are reportedly in the market for a new centre back and are hoping to sign either one of Manchester City defenders – Eliaquim Mangala and Jason Denayer.

According to sources in Italy, Inter centre back Jeison Murillo has agreed a deal to join La Liga outfit Valencia but the Nerazzurri are unwilling to let the Colombian go until they find a replacement.

Report: Celtic want to complete winger signing before Champions League clash

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Scottish Champions Celtic are keen to sign Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts this summer on yet another loan spell.

The 20-year-old winger enjoyed a wonderful 18-month loan spell at Parkhead, where he won four titles with the Hoops.

He scored 11 goals, and further set up another 19 last season to help Brendan Rodgers’ side to an undefeated domestic treble.

Lukaku double fires Manchester United to winning start

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday.

The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his tally of goals against West Ham to 11 in his last 11 appearances.

Lukaku double fires Manchester United to winning start

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku introduced himself to Old Trafford in triumphant fashion with two goals as Manchester United crushed West Ham United 4-0 in an impressive Premier League opener on Sunday.

The Belgium striker, a £75 million ($97.6 million, 82.5 million euros) signing from Everton, struck either side of half-time to take his tally of goals against West Ham to 11 in his last 11 appearances.

Hart insists West Ham move will help him retain England spot

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Joe Hart says he’s ready to fight hard to retain his place as England’s national team goalkeeper ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Hart’s reputation has taken a battering over the past year, with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola making it clear that the 30-year-old has no future at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City: Slick Citizens Battle To Victory Against New-Boys Brighton (Video)

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Title favourites Manchester City battled to victory against Premier League new-boys Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

The Citizens, not surprisingly, totally dominated throughout the game, but came up against an organised, hard-working Brighton side.

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Gabriel Jesus started up front in tandem with Sergio Aguero, and the Brazilian produced some moments of pure class during the game.

Aguero gets Manchester City up and running at Brighton

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City confirmed their status as Premier League title favourites with a professional 2-0 win at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game on Saturday.

While rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool made uncertain starts to the campaign, City dominated their game against the division’s new boys.

Aguero gets Manchester City up and running at Brighton

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City confirmed their status as Premier League title favourites with a professional 2-0 win at promoted Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game on Saturday.

While rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool made uncertain starts to the campaign, City dominated their game against the division’s new boys.

Man City star ties former-Man Utd player for Premier League Record

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Manchester City eventually overcame Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion with a 2-0 win in their season opener this evening.

It wasn't until the 70th minute that Pep Guardiola's multi-million squad finally broke down a tired home defence, with Sergio Aguero firing home shortly after Dale Stephens had easily conceded possession for the hosts.

Man City agree deal to sign 19-goal forward, Player confirms the move on social media

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Manchester City have agreed on a deal to sign the highly talented striker Olarewaju Kayode from Austria Wien.

The Premier League giants have beaten the likes of Watford and Newcastle to his services and the player has already completed his medical.

According to the reliable OwngoalNigeria, Manchester City managed to beat Newcastle after Pep Guardiola personally intervened in the transfer.

Former Manchester United captain says Tottenham defender has been unprofessional

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Ex-Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville believes Danny Rose has acted unprofessionally by trying to engineer a move away from Tottenham Hotspur.

Rose was forced to issue an apology after criticising Tottenham’s lack of activity in the transfer market this summer during an interview with The Sun newspaper.

Most-attended soccer friendlies in US during summer of 2017

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Another round of the annual summer friendlies has come and gone. And as has been the case for the last several years, they have been a smashing success both in terms of attendance at the games and people watching on TV.

This summer saw three of the biggest clubs in the world in the US for preseason action as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United all made their presence felt.

Most-attended soccer friendlies in US during summer of 2017

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Another round of the annual summer friendlies has come and gone. And as has been the case for the last several years, they have been a smashing success both in terms of attendance at the games and people watching on TV.

This summer saw three of the biggest clubs in the world in the US for preseason action as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United all made their presence felt.

Who will win the Premier League Golden Boot? 12 candidates to be top scorer

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As the new Premier League season fast approaches, one question on everyone's mind, as always, is who's going to be the top goalscorer this season? Here are the top ten favourites to win the...

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The Big Six’s greatest weaknesses heading into the 2017/18 Premier League season

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When predicting who will win the upcoming Premier League title, a significant case can be made for each of the top six clubs in last season’s standings. While every team has their own specific strength that could propel themselves to the top of the table, lets instead look at where each team needs to improve heading into the 2017/18 season.

The Big Six’s greatest weaknesses heading into the 2017/18 Premier League season

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When predicting who will win the upcoming Premier League title, a significant case can be made for each of the top six clubs in last season’s standings. While every team has their own specific strength that could propel themselves to the top of the table, lets instead look at where each team needs to improve heading into the 2017/18 season.

Liverpool clash with Manchester United tops Sky Sports’ October coverage

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Premier League fans are in for a treat during October and November as Sky Sports screens seven big head-to-heads between last season’s top six over the two months.

Sky Sports Premier League will show 22 matches from England’s top tier, with Liverpool’s clash against Manchester United on Saturday October 14 the standout fixture.

From Chelsea to Arsenal and Manchester United… Why each of the “Big Six” will – and won’t – win the Premier League title

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With the new season merely hours away, fans are getting lost in traditional pre-season optimism. But which of the so-called, newly-labelled "Big Six" last season's top six...

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Premier League 2017-18: Manchester United to win title, Jesus to top goalscoring charts

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The 2017-18 Premier League season is only a matter of days away from starting and the hype around the upcoming campaign is fully justified.

With more top-quality players arriving on British shores over the summer, the top teams refining their squads and a number of interesting sub-plots, fans are right to get excited about the action returning.

Man City looking to sign this world class star, he would make a massive difference for Pep

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola missed out on signing Dani Alves this summer but the former Barcelona manager is planning another reunion.

According to latest reports, Guardiola wants to sign Spanish international Sergio Busquets and has already contacted Barcelona regarding the player.

Conte Insists ‘Transfer Market Is Not Finished’

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Antonio Conte believes Chelsea need to make more signings before the transfer window closes if they want to successfully defend their Premier League title.

Chelsea won the English top-flight title in style last year, but the Italian is expecting the new season to be very difficult with their title rivals bringing in marquee signings.

Guardiola returns to Manchester City drawing board

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London (AFP) – Rattled by a chastening first season in England, Pep Guardiola has gone back to the drawing board in an attempt to fashion Manchester City into Premier League champions.

Expectations were sky-high when Guardiola alighted in Manchester after years of being courted by City, but a title challenge failed to materialise and his side did not make a mark in any of the cup competitions.

Arsenal

Would target N’Zonzi command a first-team role at Arsenal?

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Arsenal have held 'extensive talks' over a move to sign Steven N'Zonzi from Seville this summer supposedly, but would he improve our strongest XI? The midfielder has come on leaps and bounds since leaving Stoke City two seasons ago, and is now being touted for a move to Manchester City or Juventus. The latter are [.

‘Alexis will not force an exit’ from Arsenal this summer

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Jim White has claimed that Alexis Sanchez is not the sort of player to demand a transfer away from Arsenal, and expected him to still be here come September 1. The Chilean has been linked with the exit door for over 12 months now, having failed to agree terms over a new deal in talks [...]

Champions 2017/18?

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How do you think we will fare this season? Will the strengthening of the squad be enough to propel us to the Title? Will it be enough to regain our Top 4 status?

Here's what BR thinks (subject to change depending upon results )

Let's look at the opposition, starting with:

Chelsea: We have recently beaten them twice in two important games and lost a meaningless friendly.

Transfer News and Gossip

Spurs rule out £150m move to Man City for Dele Alli

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Tottenham Hotspur will block any attempt by Manchester City or Barcelona to sign attacking midfielder Dele Alli, even if they offer £150m. According...

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Man City bid £18m for former Man Utd defender Jonny Evans

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West Bromwich Albion have rejected an £18m bid from Manchester City for defender Jonny Evans, according to the BBC. City have reportedly been in...

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Virgil van Dijk more likely to join Chelsea than Liverpool

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Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk is more likely to join Chelsea than Liverpool this summer, a Saints source has told Yahoo. The south-coast club...

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Man City prepare £60m bid for Alexis Sanchez

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Manchester City are ready to launch a £60m bid for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez before the summer transfer window closes, according to the Daily...

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The Rest

Celtic hopes of signing Manchester City winger fading

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Celtic’s hopes of signing Patrick Roberts ahead of their final Champions League qualifier are fading after the winger was included in Manchester City’s travelling party for a training camp in Catalonia.

Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to re-sign the winger on loan following a successful 18-month spell in Glasgow.

Bitter experience keeps Guardiola grounded

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not get carried away after a 2-0 opening day win at promoted Brighton as he is still stung by the bitter experiences of last season.

A year ago City won their first 10 games in all competitions, beginning with a victory at home to Sunderland, yet finished the campaign empty-handed.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City players in Brazil squad vs Ecuador and Colombia August 2017

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Tite has named his squad to face Ecuador in Porto Alegre on August 31st and then away to Colombia five days later. Brazil have already qualified for next year's World Cup and there are no surprises in Tite's call up.

The Brazil squad in full
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Roma), Cássio (Corinthians), Éderson (Manchester City)
Defenders: Daniel Alves (PSG), Fagner (Corinthians), Filipe Luis (Atlético Madrid),
Marcelo (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Inter Milan), Rodrigo Caio (São Paulo), Thiago Silva (PSG)
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Giuliano (Zenit), Luan (Grêmio), Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan), Willian (Chelsea)
Forwards: Firmino (Liverpool), Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City), Neymar (PSG),
Taison (Shakhtar Donetsk)