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Guardiola confirms Bravo on his way to replace Hart

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Pep Guardiola insisted on Tuesday that he will continue working with Joe Hart at Manchester City, even as Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo flew in to replace the unwanted England international.

Hart has been the most high-profile victim of Guardiola's new reign as manager of the Premier League club, with the City boss publicly announcing his preference for a goalkeeper who can play better with the ball at his feet.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Nolito, Stuani… Names of the Premier League, week 2

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Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

Premier League Table 2016/17: Week 2 EPL Results, Updated Standings

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Manchester City climbed to the top of the Premier League table with a thumping 4-1 win away to Stoke City on Saturday.

Manchester city have often struggled to perform at the Britannia, but goals from Sergio Aguero and new signing Nolito ensured that Pep Guardiola passes his first Britannia test with flying colors.

Opinion: Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share a ruthless approach to man-management

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For all the fuss over differences between their footballing ideologies, style of play, tactical implementations and self-illustration, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola share an inimitable facet of ruthless man-management.

Its the pair’s unyielding nature – also inherited by the game’s other serial winners including Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger – to withstand reluctance when it comes to banishing a particular set to players they do not wish to work with.

Barcelona confirm agreement for goalkeeper's transfer to Manchester City

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Barcelona have announced that an agreement has been reached with Manchester City for the transfer of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Following weeks of speculation, Bravo is now expected to sign a four-year contract with Man City, who will reportedly pay £17 million to acquire the Chilean stopper’s services.

Barcelona confirm ‘agreement’ with Manchester City for Bravo

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona have confirmed Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will join Manchester City as soon as the Spanish champions sign a replacement for him.

"We have an agreement in principle with Manchester City for Claudio Bravo. We are waiting for events this week. We will open the door for Claudio when we sign another goalkeeper," sporting director Robert Fernandez said after the 6-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona confirm ‘agreement’ with Manchester City for Bravo

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Barcelona (AFP) Barcelona have confirmed Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will join Manchester City as soon as the Spanish champions sign a replacement for him.

"We have an agreement in principle with Manchester City for Claudio Bravo. We are waiting for events this week. We will open the door for Claudio when we sign another goalkeeper," sporting director Robert Fernandez said after the 6-2 win over Real Betis on Saturday at the Camp Nou.

From England: Guardiola will allow Joe Hart to leave following interest from Premier League club

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that he won’t stand in the way of goalkeeper Joe Hart, should he request for a transfer this summer.

The Spanish coach dropped Hart for Man City’s first two competitive matches this season and the England International could soon be heading for exit in search of regular football.

Joe Hart, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri have no futures at Manchester City as ruthless Guardiola strikes

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Aguero hat-trick fires City to Steaua rout in Champions League

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Paris (AFP) Sergio Aguero brushed off two missed penalties to score a hat-trick as Manchester City outclassed Steaua Bucharest 5-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie in Romania.

The result means that new City coach Pep Guardiola can breathe a huge sigh of relief as the Abu Dhabi-backed club have one foot in the lucrative group stage.

Aguero hat-trick fires City to Steaua rout in Champions League

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Paris (AFP) Sergio Aguero brushed off two missed penalties to score a hat-trick as Manchester City outclassed Steaua Bucharest 5-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie in Romania.

The result means that new City coach Pep Guardiola can breathe a huge sigh of relief as the Abu Dhabi-backed club have one foot in the lucrative group stage.

After £161m spending are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City ready to compete?

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Guardiola gives Hart and Toure Manchester City hope

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said the door was not closed for club stalwarts like Joe Hart and Yaya Toure despite dropping them for his first Premier League game.

Guardiola picked Willy Caballero in goal for Saturday's narrow 2-1 win over Sunderland instead of Hart, whose future at the club is in doubt, while Toure did not even make the match-day squad.

Zlatan? Aguero? Batshuayi? Who will be the Premier League top goalscorer in 2016/17?

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2016/17 SBI English Premier League Preview

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Leicester City's Cinderella tale took the English Premier League by storm in 2015/16, but the league's traditional powers have since retooled and added some major firepower to dethrone the Foxes this season.

With major additions like Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United, N'Golo Kante with Chelsea and Liverpool's acquisition of Sadio Mane, Leicester City will have to watch its back from the opening day as 19 other teams gun for the top spot in the world's top league.

Paul Pogba, John Stones and the top 10 biggest Premier League transfers this summer… and 5 that could still happen

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Transfer Chains: From Pogba to Higuain and how one transfer affects another

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Transfer windows in the current time and age are akin to a season in itself. Whereas in earlier times off season was considered a getaway from the usual brouhaha of the ferocious August to May dogfight, the status quo now is to expend as much energy in the muddle of the transfer window as possible, and come away with non-existent winners and losers medals at the end of it.

From John Stones to Zlatan: 11 players with a Premier League point to prove this season

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Wenger, Klopp, Pochettino out to upset Manchester club scene

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London (AFP) Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino head into the new Premier League season with the burden of expectation weighing heavily on their shoulders.

In contrast to the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea, the trio are familiar with their surroundings, no one more so than Wenger at Arsenal, whilst Pocchetino starts his third campaign with Spurs and Klopp his first full season with Liverpool.

Wenger, Klopp, Pochettino out to upset Manchester club scene

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London (AFP) Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino head into the new Premier League season with the burden of expectation weighing heavily on their shoulders.

In contrast to the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea, the trio are familiar with their surroundings, no one more so than Wenger at Arsenal, whilst Pocchetino starts his third campaign with Spurs and Klopp his first full season with Liverpool.

3 reasons why Manchester City are favourites for the title this season

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The 2016/17 season is going to be a funny old campaign, it seems. We’re less than a week away from the first gameweek, and it is almost impossible to put your finger on one team and label them favourites. The arrival of Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte, along with Jose Mourinho’s move to Manchester United means that this is without a doubt going to be the most high-profile season in Premier League history.

Man City sign Everton’s Stones for reported £47.5 mn

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London (AFP) Manchester City splashed out a reported £47.5 million ($61 million, 55 million euros) to sign England defender John Stones from Everton on Tuesday.

Stones agreed a six-year contract with City and is reported to have become the second most expensive defender in history behind Paris Saint Germain and Brazil star David Luiz.

Man City sign Everton’s Stones for reported £47.5 mn

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London (AFP) Manchester City splashed out a reported £47.5 million ($61 million, 55 million euros) to sign England defender John Stones from Everton on Tuesday.

Stones agreed a six-year contract with City and is reported to have become the second most expensive defender in history behind Paris Saint Germain and Brazil star David Luiz.

Pogba to Manchester United & the 10 most expensive Serie A to Premier League transfers

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Paul Pogba’s transfer from Juventus to Manchester United was confirmed in the wee hours of today and the French midfielder in the process became the most expensive player ever eclipsing Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. There have been plenty of high profile transfers from Italy’s top flight to the Premier League, but none created quite the wave as the Pogba move.

£42m Chelsea target completes PL transfer; Leaked image confirms high profile move

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Everton defender John Stones has been registered with UEFA as a Manchester City player.

The England international has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United as well, but it seems that the young centre back is heading for Etihad.

The player was named in Manchester City’s Champions League squad on the UEFA official website.

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Liverpool and Chelsea players in Brazil squad for Ecuador and Colombia matches September 2016

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Tite has announced his first squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador on 1st September and Colombia six days later.
Seven of the squad that won the Olympic gold at the weekend have been called up (Neymar, Renato Augusto, Weverton, Rodrigo Caio, Marquinhos, Gabigol Barbosa and Gabriel Jesus).

Can Gabriel Jesus and Neymar lead Brazil to gold vs Germany? Olympic final 20 August 2016

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Brazil will battle Germany for the Olympic gold on Saturday in the Maracanã. After a slow start, the South Americans have strung together convincing wins over Denmark, Colombia and Honduras to reach the final. Rogério Micale has yet to reveal his eleven starters. Germany are the competition's top scorers with 21 goals.

Manchester City set to sign Barcelona goalkeeper; Joe Hart poised to leave

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Manchester City and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for a £17 million transfer fee, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

The 33-year-old has already agreed personal terms with Man City and is expected to sign a four-year contract with the Premier League giants.

Deal Almost Done: Manchester United's €42m Target Close To Joining Man City

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Pep Guardiola dropped England’s #1 Joe Hart from his starting XI in Manchester City’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.

The second choice Willy Caballero was preferred to the England goalkeeper as Guardiola feels Hart doesn’t fit in with the style he wants to implement at City.

Everton

Should Arsenal rival Everton for Joe Hart this summer?

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Joe Hart is being linked with an exit from Manchester City this month after seemingly losing his place as first-choice at the Etihad, so should Arsenal be looking to strike a deal? The England international hasbeen amongst the top goalkeepers in the Premier League in recent years, and it is only his style of play [.

Joe Hart set for loan move to Everton or Sevilla

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Premier League Results, Table After Saturday Week 1

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Premier League champions Leicester City suffered a shock 2-1 defeat against newcomer Hull City in the opening match of the brand new 2016-17 Premier League season at the KCOM stadium.

Week 1 Scores & Results

Hull City 2-1 Leicester City

Burnley 0-0 Swansea

Crystal Palace 0-1 West Brom

Everton 1-1 Tottenham

Middlesbrough 1-1 Stoke

Southampton 1-1 Watford

Man City – Sunderland

Premier League Standings

Claudio Ranieri said after the match his team played “individually” and “not as a team” as the Foxes suffered a shock defeat against Hull City.

Photo: Manchester United manager Mourinho’s summer target signs six-year deal with rivals

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Manchester City have confirmed they have completed the signing of Manchester United defender target John Stones on August 9, Tuesday.

The 22-year-old left Everton and made a switch to the Etihad, signing a six-year deal with Pep Guardiola's side. Before he joined City, he was also a target for their local rivals as the Sunreported that the England international was wanted by the Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho, who is an admirer of the central defender.

Man City confirm signing of Everton defender John Stones

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Arsenal

Photo: Arsenal and Man City stars out for lunch together

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Good friends. Good food. Good day.

Premier League rivals take pressure off Arsenal

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Arsenal and Everton to battle for £30M striker?

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Arsenal and Everton are supposedly to be leading the chase to sign Wilfried Bony from Manchester City this summer. The Ivory Coast international is believed to have been put up for sale by his club, with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and Sergio Aguero already ahead of him in the pecking order. The club are [.

Arsenal linked with Man City flop Wilfried Bony

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The Rest

Brazil’s Olympic side facing exit vs Denmark 10 August 2016

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The horror

Brazil's Olympic side take on Denmark in a crunch match in Salvador. The Brazilians were woeful in the scoreless draws with South Africa and Iraq but a win against Denmark will see them through. If Brazil draw, they'll need Iraq and South Africa to draw their game and then hope to qualify on number of goals scored.