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City use Ireland as bait in Milner deal

Posted Saturday, August 07, 2010 by theguardian.com128 hits

Man City use Stephen Ireland as bait in £27.5m deal for James Milner Stephen Ireland is not expected to be included in Manchester City's 25-man Premier League squad this season. Stephen Ireland is emerging as the key figure in Manchester City's pursuit of James Milner after Aston Villa asked if he could form part of a player-plus-cash exchange. Ireland is available from City as Rob...Full Story »

Cash won't win City title, warns Kalou

Posted Tuesday, August 03, 2010 by theguardian.com91 hits

Chelsea's Salomom Kalou in action against Eintracht Frankfurt.  Salomon Kalou has told Manchester City they cannot buy this season's Premier League title. The Chelsea winger has watched his club act slowly so far in the summer transfer market, although they are on the brink of a €22m (£18.2m) deal for the Benfica midfielder Ramires, whereas City have spent £80m with the pro...Full Story »

Manchester City Now Offer Inter €26 Million Plus Bonuses For Mario Balotelli After Agreeing Player Terms - Report

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport136 hits

Emphasis has shifted on Inter and Manchester City in the deal for Mario Balotelli after the player agreed personal terms. And now it's down to the clubs to agree on a new transfer fee: €26 million plus bonuses. Sky Sport Italia reports Mino Raiola, the player's agent, and a lawyer working on Balotelli's behalf met with Inter director Marco Branca. Raiola informed the transfer director th...Full Story »

England’s James joins second tier Bristol City

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - England’s World Cup goalkeeper David James has signed a one-year deal to play for Championship (second division) Bristol City, the club said on Friday. James will join officially on Aug. 1, the day he turns 40, on a contract that includes an option for a further year, City added on their website ( The experienced keeper left Portsmouth followin...Full Story »

Unwanted and unhappy Robinho heads back to Manchester City from Santos

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by theguardian.com125 hits

• City refuse to extend £32.5m striker's loan deal with Santos• Brazilian faces collecting £160k-per-week salary from stands Robinho had an impressive World Cup and is a favourite with the Santos crowd but has failed dismally at Eastlands. Manchester City's talks with Santos about the future of Robinho have broken down and the player is preparing to return to England and...Full Story »

City boss Mancini eyes Torres bid

Posted Monday, July 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AFP) - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits he is ready to bid for Fernando Torres if the Liverpool striker shows interest in moving to Eastlands. Mancini was given hope that he may be able to sign Torres when new Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson revealed the Spain star has a "beef" with the club in the aftermath of a woeful campaign last season. Torres has yet to p...Full Story »

Balotelli agent denies Inter-City deal

Posted Monday, July 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport82 hits

ROME (AFP) - Star teenage Italian forward Mario Balotelli's agent on Monday denied that his client has signed a deal with Manchester City. Earlier reports in the Italian press claimed the 19-year-old Inter Milan striker had already agreed a contract with the English Premier League side and that all that was missing was an agreement between the two clubs. But his agent Mino Raiola told Ansa new...Full Story »

Manchester City agree to sign David Silva from Valencia for £30m

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by theguardian.com350 hits

• 'I am thrilled about playing in England with Manchester City'• Roberto Mancini: 'We are bringing the best players here' Manchester City's position as the most powerful spenders in English football was reaffirmed today when they flexed their financial muscle to sign David Silva, the Spain midfielder, for a fee in the region of £25m-30m. Silva has agreed a four-year contract...Full Story »

Petrov, Sylvinho, Benjani to leave Man City

Posted Tuesday, June 08, 2010 by YAHOO Sport125 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Manchester City says Martin Petrov, Sylvinho and Benjani will leave the Premier League club this summer after coming to the end of their contracts. Bulgaria winger Petrov struggled for game time at City with Craig Bellamy, Robinho and Adam Johnson all playing in his position, while he also was plagued by injury problems. Zimbabwe captain Benjani was another signi...Full Story »

City join scramble for Pienaar

Posted Sunday, June 06, 2010 by hits

South African on Mancini's wish list PIENAAR: Could sign for Man City MANCHESTER CITY have joined the race for Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar. City are now battling Tottenham for the £15m-rated South Africa star, as they prepare for next season's assault on the Premier League title. Everton chief David Moyes does not want to lose Pienaar, 28. But with only a year left on his cont...Full Story »

Boateng to sign for City before WC

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2010 by teamtalk.com94 hits

Germany defender Jerome Boateng has confirmed he will sign for Manchester City before departing for the World Cup in South Africa. A £10.46million move has appeared on the cards for several weeks now, and the 21-year-old told Bild magazine it will be wrapped up in the coming days. "I am going to sign on (for City) before leaving for the World Cup and the deal will be completed," he sai...Full Story »

City to make £24m offer for Milner

Posted Monday, May 17, 2010 by theguardian.com159 hits

Manchester City are keen to secure the services of Aston Villa's James Milner. Manchester City are poised to make a £24m offer for Aston Villa's James Milner to secure the midfielder before he goes on England World Cup duty. The club are mindful that Fabio Capello, the England coach, has said there should be no player negotiations during the tournament. City will move quickly and they ex...Full Story »

City offer £80m package for Reds duo

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by hits

WANTED: Torres and Gerrard MANCHESTER CITY have lined up Emmanuel Adebayor and Stephen Ireland as bait in an £80m package for Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres. City will put forward the pairing as part of a sensational deal to bring two of the best players in the Premier League to Eastlands. Although City fear the pair will only leave Liverpool for another team in the Champions Le...Full Story »

Cardiff beats Leicester to reach playoff final

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport72 hits

Cardiff will play Blackpool for the final place in next season’s Premier League after beating Leicester 4-3 on penalty kicks Wednesday night in the League Championship playoff.Leicester won the second leg 3-2 in overtime, leaving the home-and-home semifinal tied with a 3-3 aggregate score.Leading 1-0 from the first leg, Cardiff went further ahead on Michael Chopra’s 21st-minute goal....Full Story »

City duo boost World Cup chances

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by PA56 hits

Shaun Wright-Phillips and Adam Johnson pressed their World Cup claims by combining to earn Manchester City a point in a 1-1 draw against West Ham.England assistant coaches Franco Baldini and Ray Clemence were in the stands to run their eye over six potential summer stars ahead of Tuesday's 30-man provisional squad announcement.Wright-Phillips' far-post header from Johnson's cross drew Mancheste...Full Story »

Manchester United - Stoke City

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com207 hits

Red Devils must keep their side of title bargain. Kick-Off: Sunday, May 09 16:00. Old Trafford, Manchester. Whether Chelsea defeat Wigan Athletic will be irrelevant in the Premier League title race unless defending champions Manchester United can complete their side of the bargain by defeating Stoke City on the final day. The Red Devils go into the game at Old Trafford knowing they have to ...Full Story »

Barry back for City

Posted Wednesday, May 05, 2010 by PA41 hits

Gareth Barry is set to return for Manchester City as the Blues look to put themselves in line for Champions League qualification by beating Tottenham at Eastlands on Wednesday night.The England star missed Saturday's victory over former club Aston Villa with a hamstring injury but could be back to bolster the City midfield in their biggest game of the season.Joleon Lescott (hamstring) has been ...Full Story »

Manchester City v Tottenham Preview

Posted Wednesday, May 05, 2010 by hits

No Regrets for Patrick Vieira PREMIER LEAGUE: EASTLANDS, WEDNESDAY MAY 5, 2010. KICK-OFF: 2000 BST MANCHESTER CITY:Patrick Vieira has been involved in some titanic games during his illustrious career.The former Arsenal icon would have been preparing for a Champions League final had he remained at Inter Milan in January yet the lure of a Premier League return has left him featuring in a game ...Full Story »

Man City vs Tottenham - mother of all 'cup finals'

Posted Tuesday, May 04, 2010 by The Independent231 hits

Crouch sets aside family ties for mother of all 'cup finals' at Eastlands Peter Crouch has described Tottenham Hotspur's match with Manchester City tomorrow night as a cup final and has told fans the club is ready to finally make the step up to the Champions League, four years after missing out in agonising fashion. If Spurs beat Roberto Mancini's side at Eastlands then they will qualify, at C...Full Story »

City continue Champions League push

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by PA36 hits

Manchester City ensured a winner-takes-all midweek showdown with Tottenham after finishing off the Champions League hopes of another of their rivals with a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Eastlands. Carlos Tevez's penalty and a smart finish from Emmanuel Adebayor gave City the upper hand against a tired-looking Aston Villa side before Craig Bellamy applied a late coup de grace. The victory set...Full Story »

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