Manchester City Rumors & News

  • Frank Lampard announces retirement from international football

    The Guardian "Frank Lampard has announced his retirement from international football. The 36-year-old midfielder has called time on his England career which has spanned 15 years and earned him 106 caps. Lampard said in a statement released by his management company: “I have taken the decision to retire..." August 26

  • Manchester City dropped Ross Barkley pursuit after Everton demanded £50MILLION for youngster

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City ditched a plan to sign Ross Barkley after being told it would take a bid of more than £50million to tempt Everton to sell. Sunday Mirror revealed in July that Manuel Pellegrini had the England midfielder in his sights after a sensational performance against City towards the end..." August 24

  • Nastasic and Richards poised for City exits

    Manchester Evening News "At least three Italian clubs are now showing a string interest in taking Blues defender Matija Nastasic, with Juventus and Roma leading the pack. Napoli are also interested but appear to want a loan, whilst City want to sell the £12million rated defender, or at least send him on loan with a..." August 22

  • Edin Dzeko becomes latest Manchester City star to sign a new long-term contract

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has been handed a new contract at the Etihad Stadium. The Bosnian striker, 28, has put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal with the club, tying him down until at least 2018. “I’m really happy here at City, it's a second home to me, so it was an easy decision..." August 20

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure will NOT get a new contract as champions lock up their other stars

    Daily Mirror "Manuel Pellegrini claims Yaya Toure is happy at Manchester City - but will not be getting a new contract. Pellegrini says he has spoken to talismanic midfielder Toure, who became unsettled in the summer because of his infamous birthday cake snub and his brother Ibrahim’s death. “I spoke with..." August 16

  • Manchester City’s Javi García set to join Zenit St Petersburg for £13m

    The Guardian "Javi García is set to leave Manchester City for Zenit St Petersburg in a deal worth nearly £13m to end his two seasons at the champions, with the Russian club hopeful of announcing his signature at a press conference on Thursday. The Spaniard’s transfer is for a fee of £12m plus a further..." August 13

  • David Silva signs new five-year contract with Manchester City

    The Guardian "David Silva has agreed terms on a five-year contract with Manchester City. The 28-year-old’s extension to his current deal will run to the summer of 2019 and makes Silva the third player to agree an improved offer after Samir Nasri and Aleksander Kolarov. “From the moment I joined the club four..." August 12

  • Manuel Pellegrini lets slip that Manchester City are ready to seal Eliaquim Mangala deal

    Daily Mail "Manuel Pellegrini has all but confirmed that Manchester City have finally signed Eliaquim Mangala from Porto. The manager, talking ahead of the Community Shield final against Arsenal, listed the new arrivals at the Etihad Stadium - accidentally including the central defender. City's..." August 11

  • Manchester City set to announce £32m transfer of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala

    Daily Mail "Manchester City are on the verge of announcing Eliaquim Mangala’s £32million move to the Etihad after confirming that Bruno Zuculini has officially joined the Premier League champions. The deals will coincide with Javi Garcia leaving City to join Zenit St Petersburg after the Russian club..." August 09

  • Eliaquim Mangala's Manchester City transfer set to go through in the next 48 hours

    Daily Mirror "Eliaquim Mangala is due to fly into Manchester within the next 48 hours as his move to the Etihad finally nears completion. Champions Manchester City are confident of concluding a £32million deal for the France defender by the weekend after months of negotiating with his Portuguese club..." August 07

  • Vincent Kompany offered £60m to stay at Manchester City on new six-year deal

    Daily Mail "Manchester City want Vincent Kompany to finish his career at the club and will offer him a package totalling £60million for the privilege. The 28-year-old only signed his last deal at the Etihad Stadium in 2012 but Manuel Pellegrini wants the central defender to pen a new contract worth..." August 07

  • John Guidetti may return to Holland as Manchester City deem striker surplus to requirements

    Daily Mail "Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will allow striker John Guidetti to return to Holland in order to kickstart a career that has so far failed to live up to its early hype. Feyenoord and Ajax are among several European clubs who have enquired about the 22-year-old Swede, above, whose..." August 03

  • Yaya Toure boosts Manchester City by claiming he wants to play for them until retirement

    Daily Mirror "Powerhouse midfielder tries to draw a line under his bizarre close-season digs at the champions by revealing he hopes to stay "as long as possible" Yaya Toure has handed Manchester City a huge bonus by announcing he wants to finish his career at the Etihad. The midfield star looked set to..." July 30

  • James Milner denies contract offer from City but will stay and fight for his place

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite starting only 12 Premier League matches last year, James Milner has decided to remain at Manchester City and fight for his place. It was that bit-part role that gave the 28-year-old midfielder second-thoughts when the club reportedly were willing to present him with a new four-year deal..." July 24

  • Sergio Aguero to be offered £52million deal to stay at Manchester City until 2019

    Daily Mail "Manchester City will offer Sergio Aguero a mammoth £52million deal to commit himself to the Barclays Premier League champions until 2019. Aguero already collects £200,000-a-week and will be offered the increased deal via a series of huge bonuses - which must fall in line UEFA’s Financial Fair..." July 23

  • Man City plot shock bid for Chelsea legend Didier Drogba

    Daily Star "Pellegrini is on the look out for a new striker after losing Alvaro Negredo to a broken foot. Spanish star Negredo has broken his metatarsal and will be sidelined for up to four months, leaving Pellegrini short on attacking options as his champions get set to defend their Premier League..." July 22

  • Manchester City set to offload midfielder Javi Garcia after Alvaro Negredo injury

    Daily Mirror "Javi Garcia is set to be offloaded by Manchester City – because of Alvaro Negredo’s broken toe. City were looking to sell either Garcia or Negredo because Eliaquim Mangala’s imminent £32million arrival from Porto will take them over their foreign player quota. The Blues are only allowed 17..." July 22

  • Joe Hart faces battle with goalkeeper Willy Caballero for Manchester City No 1 spot

    Daily Mail "England goalkeeper Joe Hart faces a tough battle to keep his No. 1 spot at Manchester City next season. City boss Manuel Pellegrini sees £6milion summer signing Willy Caballero as providing real competition for Hart who was pictured last week partying in Las Vegas with international team-mate..." July 20

  • Real Madrid ‘eye up move’ for Manchester City’s Alvaro Negredo as replacement for Alvaro Morata

    Metro "The Spanish giants are on the verge of selling their youth product, Morata, to the Italian champions and have been looking for players who could replace the 21-year-old at the Santiago Bernabeu outfit next term. And according to Spanish website,, Los Blancos believe Negredo would..." July 19

  • Man Utd, City and Chelsea for Barkley, £8.5m Arsenal target to Liverpool

    Daily Star "Manchester City are interested in Everton and England star Ross Barkley. Reports suggest City chiefs see Barkley, 20, as the perfect long-term replacement for Yaya Toure. Starsport understands the 31-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder wants to leave the Premier League and is pining for a move..." July 18

  • Yaya Toure confirms he WILL stay at Manchester City this summer despite birthday row

    Daily Mirror "Yaya Toure has confirmed he intends to stay at Manchester City and will not push for a move. Toure was expected to agitate for a move away from the Premier League champions after his agent claimed he had been treated with a lack of respect. Before the World Cup, Toure and his agent, Dimitri..." July 18

  • Liverpool ‘lead the chase’ for Manchester City defender Micah Richards

    Metro "Liverpool are poised to move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards, according to reports. The Reds are keen to bolster their defensive options ahead of the coming season, with boss Brendan Rodgers looking to challenge for both domestic and European honours. Richards, who has just a..." July 18

  • Manchester City manager Pellegrini 'turns down Brazil job'

    ESPN UK "Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has reportedly rejected the chance to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil boss. Pellegrini is said to have been approached on Sunday, just 24 hours after Scolari quit following Brazil's embarrassing World Cup defeats to Germany and the Netherlands on..." July 15

  • Manchester City on brink of signing Eliaquim Mangala in £30m deal

    Daily Mail "Manchester City are closing in on the signing of central defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto. City have been monitoring the player’s performances for almost 18 months and are close to completing a £30million deal for the France international. Sportsmail understands Mangala has had a..." July 13

  • Manchester City set to confirm Samir Nasri's bumper new four-year deal

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City are expected to today confirm Samir Nasri has signed a new four-year deal. Nasri, one of City's most influential performers in last season's Premier League title-winning season, has committed his future to the club. The midfielder, controversially left out of France's World..." July 10

  • Hart has battle on his hands as Man City sign highly-rated keeper Caballero

    talkSport "Manchester City have completed the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The highly-rated 32-year-old, who arrives from Malaga, has penned a three-year deal at the Etihad. Caballero is the third player to join the Premier League champions this summer following the earlier arrivals..." July 09

  • Manchester City will NOT be selling Yaya Toure despite claims he wants to move

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City will not sell Yaya Toure despite the latest claim he will do everything to quit the club. An Ivory Coast team-mate of Toure's, says the midfielder has had enough of City's hierarchy. "He has accumulated too many grudges against [Manchester City's] leaders and he will not stay..." July 09

  • Manchester City's £6million signing of Willy Caballero to be completed in next 24 hours

    Daily Mirror "Willy Caballero should complete his £6million switch to Manchester City in the next 24 hours. Caballero, 32, has arrived in England to finalise personal terms and have his medical after City agreed his fee with Malaga. Manuel Pellegrini worked with the Argentinian goalkeeper at Malaga and..." July 07

  • Martinez weighs up Rodwell move, but rejects City's Barkley approaches

    Liverpool Echo "Everton FC will dismiss any interest in Ross Barkley from Manchester City – but Roberto Martinez could consider a deal to bring Jack Rodwell back to Goodison. Reports over the weekend have suggested City are eyeing up a £25million bid for Barkley which would also include former Blues midfielder..." July 06

  • Alvaro Negredo eyes Manchester City exit as Atletico Madrid step up their interest

    Daily Mail "Alvaro Negredo wants to leave Manchester City and return to Spain. City have insisted the 28-year-old striker is not for sale but it is understood he wants to join Atletico Madrid. Crowd favourite Negredo nicknamed 'The Beast' scored 23 goals for City last season but was left out of Spain's..." July 03

  • Manchester City defender targeted by Juventus

    talkSport "The Old Lady need defensive cover for the first few months of the new season as experienced Italy international Andrea Barzagli will be sidelined during his recovery from surgery on his Achilles tendon. As such, Juve are eyeing a loan deal for Nastasic, albeit with an option to turn the deal..." July 03

  • Manchester City agree deal for Mehdi Benatia - but only if Roma find a replacement

    Daily Mirror "Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Roma centre-back Mehdi Benatia, but are sweating on the Serie A giants' ability to sign a replacement. Manuel Pellegrini is exceptionally keen on the Moroccan defender after an impressive season at the Olimpico and is willing to unload £30million to..." July 02

  • Manchester City want Malaga keeper Willy Caballero to compete for Joe Hart's place

    Daily Mail "Manchester City have revived their bid to sign Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero. The 32-year-old is a firm favourite with coach Manuel Pellegrini who wants Caballero to provide top class competition for Joe Hart following the departure of Costel Pantilimon to Sunderland. City have..." July 01

  • Frank Lampard set for transfer to Manchester City's Melbourne side until New York start play

    Daily Mirror "Frank Lampard will play for Manchester City's A-League side Melbourne City in Australia next season, ahead of his move to the Etihad club's Major League Soccer franchise New York City FC. Following confirmation of his departure from Chelsea last month - as exclusively revealed by Mirror Sport -..." July 01

  • Reports: Sergio Aguero is set to miss the rest of the World Cup

    Squawka "Argentina striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a muscle injury, according to reports. The 26-year-old forward’s absence will come as a huge blow to manager Alejandro Sabella as the Manchester City man is virtually assured of a place in his starting..." June 26

  • Manchester City complete signing of Fernando from Porto for £12million

    Daily Mail "Manchester City have completed the £12m signing of Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernando from Porto. A short statement released by the club on Wednesday evening confirmed the 26-year-old, who has been at the Portuguese giants since 2007, has made the switch to Manchester. The statement,..." June 26

  • Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo a transfer target for Atletico Madrid to replace Diego Costa

    Daily Mirror "Alvaro Negredo wants to quit Manchester City for a return to Spain with Atletico Madrid. The striker, who Etihad fans call “The Beast” scored 23 goals in his first season with City, as Manuel Pellegrini's men lifted both the Premier League title and Capital One Cup. But Negredo and his..." June 22

  • Joleon Lescott joins West Bromwich Albion on two-year contract

    The Guardian "West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of the defender Joleon Lescott on a two-year contract. The England international joins the club as a free agent from 1 July after ending his five-year spell at Manchester City. The 31-year-old won two Premier League titles at the Etihad Stadium..." June 20

  • Ibrahim Toure dies aged 28 as brothers Kolo and Yaya represent Ivory Coast at the World Cup

    Daily Mirror "The younger brother of Yaya and Kolo Toure has died, the Ivory Coast Football Association has confirmed. Ibrahim Toure is understood to have passed away on Thursday in Manchester, while Manchester City midfielder Yaya and Liverpool defender Kolo were representing their country at the World Cup..." June 20

  • Im staying at City! Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero rules out leaving the Etihad

    Daily Star "Aguero, 26, scored 28 goals for City last season despite picking up several injuries during the campaign. During his time at the Etihad the former Atletico Madrid man has manage score 75 in 122 appearances for the Citizens. His impressive form has seen him attract interest from some of..." June 17

  • Manchester City will resist any Inter Milan bid to take Stevan Jovetic back to Italy

    Daily Mail "Manchester City will resist any attempt by Inter Milan to take striker Stevan Jovetic back to Italy. Inter are understood to have made an inquiry about taking Jovetic on loan with a view to a permanent £18million transfer. City paid £22m to sign the Montenegro international from Fiorentina..." June 17

  • Man City keeper Joe Hart in line for new £29m bumper contract

    Daily Star "Hart, 27, went into last night’s match against Italy in Manaus with his club future confi rmed. England’s No.1 keeper lost his place at the Etihad for a spell last season when boss Manuel Pellegrini instead opted for Costel Pantilimon. But Hart regained his spot and had a strong finish to the..." June 15

  • Real Madrid eye Man City's Sergio Aguero after Liverpool rebuff Luis Suarez approach

    Daily Star "Real are on the hunt for another major addition this summer following last summer's world record capture of Gareth Bale. Club president Florentino Perez had earmarked Liverpool ace Luis Suarez as the Bernabeu side's top transfer target. However, Liverpool have other ideas and have brushed..." June 14

  • Sagna joins Manchester City on a three-year £150,000-per-week deal after leaving Arsenal

    Daily Mail "Bacary Sagna has joined Manchester City on a free transfer from Premier League rivals Arsenal. The defender has signed a three-year deal with the Premier League champions worth £150,000-per-week - inclusive of add-ons and bonuses. As revealed exclusively by Sportsmail in May, the..." June 13

  • Kolarov pens City contract extension

    ESPN FC "Aleksandar Kolarov has signed a three-year contract extension with Manchester City, keeping him at the club until 2018. Kolarov, 28, joined City from Serie A outfit Lazio in 2010, penning a five-year deal. But with his original contract due to expire next summer the Premier League champions..." June 12

  • Yaya Toure struggling with injury, could be out for Ivory Coast’s opener

    Pro Soccer Talk "The Ivory Coast medical staff is staying quiet as to what exactly is ailing Yaya Toure but one thing is clear, the midfielder is struggling for fitness and could be out of his country’s World Cup opener against Japan on Sunday. Toure underwent surgery in Qatar last month to repair an..." June 12

  • Manchester City home-grown quota cut by UEFA

    BBC "Manchester City will be required to name only five home-grown players in a reduced 21-man squad for next season's Champions League. City were hit with restrictions on their European squad in May, after breaching financial fair play rules. The club had been due to name eight home-grown players..." June 11

  • West Ham ‘target Manchester City’s wantaway defender Micah Richards’

    Metro "Richards’ current deal at the Etihad Stadium expires next summer and he is said to be reluctant to put pen to paper again, having struggled to hold down a regular place in recent seasons. And the news has alerted West Ham boss Sam Allardyce who is looking to bolster his squad in several areas..." June 11

  • Manchester City will fight to keep Stevan Jovetic despite interest from Inter Milan

    Daily Star "Serie A giants Inter Milan are preparing to test City's determination to keep the striker. Jovetic, 24, only arrived at City last summer from Fiorentina in a £22m deal. But the Montenegro striker has struggled to settle after an injury-hit season. Jovetic managed only six goals in 18..." June 11

  • Manchester City set to complete £14.5m Fernando transfer and Bacary Sagna signing

    Daily Mail "Manchester City will complete a £14.5million deal for FC Porto’s defensive midfielder Fernando this week. City are also expected to confirm the signing of France right-back Bacary Sagna once his contract at Arsenal officially expires. The 26-year-old Fernando was the subject of a failed bid..." June 10

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