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City send three youngsters on loan to Girona

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London (AFP) – Manchester City sent three young stars on loan to La Liga newcomers Girona on Tuesday.

Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz, Colombian winger Marlos Moreno and Spanish midfielder Aleix Garcia will all spend the forthcoming season with Girona as City strengthen their links with the club.

Kyle Walker joins Man City from Tottenham in big-money move

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London (AFP) – England international Kyle Walker signed for Manchester City from Tottenham Hotspur on Friday in a deal that could see him become the world’s most expensive defender.

The 27-year-old right-back signed a five-year contract for a fee that could rise with add-ons to £54 million ($70m, 61m euros), according to The Times and other media.

Pep Gets Control Of Manchester City’s Transfers

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Big shift in power in the blue half of Manchester as Pep Guardiola has taken control of Manchester City 's recruitment strategy.

After wasting a fortune in the transfer market over the last four years, there has been a significant shift in the way City handle deals.

NowGuardiola has been given power to identify and sign targets that predecessors Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini were never granted, and he also has the final say on contract extensions.

Laporte Spurns Man City To Stay With Athletic Bilbao

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A big blow for Pep Guardiola as Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has rejected the chance to join Manchester City and has instead signed a new contract with the Basque side until 2020. Laporte's new contract now has a release clause set at £51.5m, which will rise to £55m in 2018.

The French defender had been ready to move to Manchester in a £39 million deal worth a reputed £6.

Bayern boss issues ‘hands off our players’ warning to Manchester City

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a thinly-veiled 'hands off' warning to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's future employers have been linked to a string of Bayern's stars.

"I have been wondering somewhat about statements made by our colleagues from Manchester City, because contracts are contracts and that also applies to Manchester City," Rummenigge told German daily Bild.

Bayern boss issues ‘hands off our players’ warning to Manchester City

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a thinly-veiled 'hands off' warning to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's future employers have been linked to a string of Bayern's stars.

"I have been wondering somewhat about statements made by our colleagues from Manchester City, because contracts are contracts and that also applies to Manchester City," Rummenigge told German daily Bild.

Pep Guardiola meets Manchester City bosses in Amsterdam, say reports

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Pep Guardiola reportedly met the sporting director of future employers Manchester City in Amsterdam on Monday despite promising to focus solely on Bayern Munich in his final months in charge of the German club.

Clad in a grey winter hat, thick sweater and carrying a rucksack, the 45-year-old Guardiola looked like a tourist as he was photographed entering a luxury hotel in Amsterdam on Monday morning.

Pep Guardiola meets Manchester City bosses in Amsterdam, say reports

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Pep Guardiola reportedly met the sporting director of future employers Manchester City in Amsterdam on Monday despite promising to focus solely on Bayern Munich in his final months in charge of the German club.

Clad in a grey winter hat, thick sweater and carrying a rucksack, the 45-year-old Guardiola looked like a tourist as he was photographed entering a luxury hotel in Amsterdam on Monday morning.

Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal?

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Is the lack of a Sporting Director hurting Manchester United and Arsenal? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The role of a Sporting director in football is one of the major changes that has slowly spiralled into top English clubs, a trend that has been existent in Europe and USA. Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are some of the top clubs in this country that have a sporting director in place and many believe that a lions-share of the club's recent success in the transfer market and in turn on the pitch, is down to the such radical appointments.

Will Roma Provide A Way Out For Roberto Mancini?

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The Telegraph is reporting that AS Roma are prepared to offer Roberto Mancini a path away from Manchester City this summer with a £4.5 million-a-year contract to bring the Italian back to Serie A this summer.

There has been growing speculation that Mancini will be fired this season, even if City finish second in the Premier League and win the FA Cup.

Mario Balotelli will stay: Roberto Mancini

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Mario Balotelli will stay: Roberto Mancini - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has dismissed suggestions of a possible move for striker Mario Balotelli to AC Milan in the January transfer window.

Super Mario is staying at Manchester City

The 22-year-old forward's career at City has been littered with controversial incidents while his future at the club came under constant speculation in recent months.

Napoli president wants Balotelli to partner Cavani

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Napoli president wants Balotelli to partner Cavani - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has made it clear that the star striker Edinson Cavani will not be sold to Manchester City rather he would cherish the opportunity to see City's much maligned striker Mario Balotelli partner the Uruguayan at Stadio San Paolo.

Manchester City exploring options in South America

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Manchester City's Txiki Begiristain, keenly aware of the club's South American stars, traveled to the continent to seek out the next wave of prospects.

Has Guardiola Already Agreed To Deal To Replace Mancini?

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The Mirror has a story in Friday's paper claiming that Pep Guardiola has a preliminary agreement to take over at Manchester City.

The Mirror reports that FIFA agent Francois Gallardo told a Spanish radio station that City are already plotting to replace manager Roberto Mancini.

"Guardiola has a pre-deal to be the next manager of Manchester City," he claimed.