MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS
Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan is set to ignore transfer interest from Barcelona as he eyes a new contract at the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola has revealed his intention to go back to where it all began and finish his coaching career at Barcelona.
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Ilkay Gundogan could have been a Manchester United player had Sir Alex Ferguson continued at Old Trafford, with the Germany international one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s final targets before retirement.
Sergio Aguero was a target for Tianjin Quanjian – but the mega-rich Chinese Super League club wanted to convert him into a winger.
Manchester City midfielder David Silva has revealed that he would like to leave the club when his contract expires, in order to return to his homeland of Gran Canaria with Las Palmas.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has accused Chelsea of lacking class for failing to tell him that Tammy Abraham wouldn’t be joining the Welsh club last month.
Jurgen Klopp is set to add to his Liverpool backroom staff with the appointment of former Manchester United goalkeeping coach Jack Robinson.
Young Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is facing at least one month on the sidelines due to a calf injury sustained in training.
No decision has yet been made on the futures of free agents Wes Hoolahan and Russell Martin, West Brom head coach Darren Moore has confirmed.
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Southampton have injury doubts over strike duo Charlie Austin and Shane Long ahead of Monday’s south-coast clash with Brighton.
Troy Deeney has revealed Walter Mazzarri attempted to sell him during the Italian’s short-lived spell as Watford manager.
Peter Crouch confesses it would tarnish the latter stages of his career if he departed Stoke City before helping them back into the Premier League.
Manchester United failed to finalise a move for Wales international Ethan Ampadu when Alex Ferguson and David Gill left the club in 2013.
Matej Vydra believes the hard work is only just beginning after returning to the Premier League with Burnley.
Coventry boss Mark Robins has revealed he would jump at the chance of signing Arsenal youngster Eddie Nketiah on loan.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has predicted Martin Cranie’s experience of winning promotion from the Championship will prove invaluable as his new club continues its pursuit of Premier League football.