Liverpool are understood to be lining up a move for Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, who is currently in New York City after arriving for the club's US post-season tour.
Manager Brendan Rodgers is looking for replacements to fill in the gap left by retired centre-back Jamie Carragher. Toure is out of contract at City this summer, and is unlikely to be offered a new deal, so it offers Liverpool a unique opportunity to step in for an experienced 32-year old defender who could provide cover for Liverpool at the back.
England manager Roy Hodgson says that Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have "scotched" England's friendlies by scheduling post-season friendlies in the United States and, in Tottenham's case, The Bahamas.
Here's what Hodgson said:
"My thinking, which is based a lot on having been a club manager, is that they'll probably want a few days after the season ends, they won't want to go straight from the end of the season to us, so let them have a week and then we'll keep them a week and then they're free.
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez will accompany his team immediately after the season ends on Sunday on the club's United States post-season tour where they'll play Manchester City in two friendlies — in St Louis and New York City.
Benitez's contract with Chelsea expires at the end of May, so he'll be managing Chelsea for their matches against Manchester City in St Louis on May 23 and in New York City on May 25.
Is this Manchester City's third shirt for the 2013-14 season?
Or perhaps is it their away shirt, or none of them? It's difficult to say, but the newly leaked photo could either be the real deal or a fake. The uniquely designed shirt certainly incorporates colors that Manchester City have worn before.
When Brian Kidd was named caretaker manager of Manchester City on Monday, it brought me down memory lane. As a young Fort Lauderdale Strikers ball boy, Kidd had been one of the goal scoring heroes of mine. In 1982, when the Strikers signed Kidd, it was such a big deal that my family and I set out on the road for a five hour drive north to Jacksonville to see the legendary attacking player's first game in the bumblebee Strikers kit.
The action never stops for Chelsea as at the end of the season we will be travelling to America for a double-header against Manchester City, and Chelsea TV will be bringing you LIVE coverage of both games FREE TO VIEW! • Chelsea v Manchester City - Thursday 23 May, Busch Stadium, St Louis, kick-off 7.
Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs After the departures of Roberto Mancini and David Platt, Brian Kidd has been left all by himself at Manchester City [YouTube] Chelsea skipper John Terry is not expected to feature in tonight's Europa League final (which experience tells us doesn't preclude him from dressing the part) after being spotted limping [.
FA disciplinary panels can expect plenty of overtime next season if Manuel Pellegrini succeeds in bringing Pepe to the Premier League. The Malaga boss is widely expected to become Manchester City's new manager and reports in the Spanish media suggest that he wants to make the Real Madrid defender his first signing.
Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson embrace (Image via MUFC official website)
Transfer rumors continue to fly hot and fast for Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney. As of May 18, 2013, the want-away forward has been linked all over Europe and continues to increase the amount of speculation around his future in England.
With Roberto Mancini sacked on Monday, speculation is rife that Málaga coach Manuel Pellegrini is set to take over at Manchester City. The Chilean coach wants to bring Spanish wonderkid Isco along with him with whom he also shares an agent.
Isco, a one-cap Spanish international, has previously been linked to Chelsea, Manchester United, PSG and Monaco and a summer move to Arsenal despite their £70million summer spending money but it now looks as though City have won the race for the attacking midfielder.
English Premier League Matchweek 38 Betting Odds and Predictions
So this is it. The last week of the season. Hope everyone had a somewhat profitable, if not, enjoyable time in your English Premier League endeavours even if you just read this column this season for fun.
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini (Google Creative Commons)
The sacking of Roberto Mancini, a year to the day after Manchester City won the Premier League, contained ironies not lost on the red half of the city as they paraded the same trophy that evening.
While confirmation was awaited of the inevitable news from the Etihad Stadium, a banner was unfurled from a window overlooking Albert Square, on the opposite side from the town hall where the open-top bus was to be parked.
Its been three months Fox unveiled Gus Johnson as its voice of soccer and it has come with mixed reviews. Some say he is ok, while other say he is terrible. I think that I sit somewhere in the middle between disaster and good start.
Here is my question, is the issue with Gus Johnson tied to the fact that most American soccer fans are Euro Snobs and I include my self in that.
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli says there were obviously problems at Manchester City that led to the club failing to retain the Premier League title and to the sacking of manager Roberto Mancini. Asked about Mancini's departure, he told CNN World of Sport: "I am not really surprised. When I was with him he was [.
Manchester United and City still favourites for next year's Premier League title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the first time in many a year, the two great Manchester clubs are simultaneously taking new managerial direction. The old entertainer, Sir Alex Ferguson, has finally relinquished control of his ‘beauty', and taken a backseat for the coming voyages.
With the dust about to settle on another Premier League season, OTP looks at the top-flight teams' dodgiest transfer investments. 1. Chris Samba (QPR) QPR's super-heavyweight defender tops our list after his arrival in January. Brought in to bolster the R's brittle defence, he succeeded only in adding an extra dimension of calamity.
Manuel Pellegrini was interviewed for the manager's job by Liverpool in the summer of 2010, but overlooked in favour of Roy Hodgson. Pellegrini is set to become Manchester City coach, replacing the doomed Roberto Mancini, but the Chilean could already have worked in England had Liverpool not abandoned their interest him.
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As the end of domestic seasons loom all around Europe, the summer transfer window and all of its wonderful rumors and tidbits of news swarm and pellet every surface of social media outlets. One of the freshest chunks of news links two heavyweights of Europe: Real Madrid and Arsenal.
Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has said that he was not surprised to hear that his former club had sacked manager Roberto Mancini. The Italian had overseen at disappointing season at the Etihad Stadium at both domestic and European levels. During his three years at the club, he managed to win the Premier League and the FA Cup.
Manchester City are trying to expand their brand across the globe, and, according to the Daily Mail, the Citizens could seal a multi-million dollar deal to enter Major League Soccer in the U.S. in the near future.
The English media outlet said that City's owner Sheikh Mansour could spend close to $100 million in order to start a team in Queens, New York.
21.05.2013 -Sunday People publicó al colombiano Radamel Falcao García (27) como el inminente y primer fichaje del nuevo Manchester City de Manuel Pellegrini (DT) a cambio de £ 54 millones (cláusula de rescisión impuesta por Atlético Madrid). Según el medio inglés, en competencia con el Chelsea de Roman Abramovich (futuro de Mourinho?
Whenever we're given the opportunity to disprove Manchester City's silly claim that the city is theirs, we gladly take it. For City's final game of the season today there were empty seats all over the place, despite the club claiming the game was a sell out.
By the time of the final whistle, when City players took part in the customary lap of honour, the ground was half empty, with the fans that did bother to show up passing up the opportunity to applaud their players for finishing 2nd.
After an initial outpouring of sympathy from Manchester City fans, some rather sad stories have come out in the tabloids regarding Roberto Mancini's reign at Eastlands. Papers have spoken of players wanting to go out and celebrate the sacking of a man they saw as vain, egotistical and dictatorial. However, it appears that Mancini has [.
Roberto Martinez has warned Callum McManaman against a reported move to Liverpool, insisting he needs another season at Wigan. McManaman has enjoyed a sparkling breakthrough year at the DW Stadium, capped by a man of the match display in Wigan's shock FA Cup final triumph over Manchester City.
Manchester City are inching closer to naming their new manager, with Manuel Pellegrini's name coming to the top of the club's shortlist.
The current Malaga boss has, according to reports out of Spain, been allowed to leave the club at the end of the summer, with reports stating that Pellegrini will sign a two-year contract to trade the sun-bathed streets of Andalusia for the rain-soaked driveways of Manchester.