Guardiola refuses to explain why he has left Yaya Toure at home

In quite a turnaround in a matter of few months, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure finds himself in the fringes of the City squad. The Ivorian is yet to make an official appearance for the Citizens this season, and when manager Pep Guardiola dropped him from his squad for the Champions League trip to Feyenoord on Wednesday, it was clear that all is not well between the two once again. In the first part of the last season, Toure was involved in a stand-off with Guardiola, and only when he…

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Chelsea’s advances dismissed, bid for new Yaya Toure rejected

BREAKING: Sky Sources: @ChelseaFC preparing bid for @celticfc goalkeeper Craig Gordon. More here: https://t.co/SUHbOCeToS #SSNHQ — Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 26, 2017 Following Sky Sports’ report on Chelsea preparing a bid for Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon, manager Brendan Rodgers has come out to pour water over the flames of a possible transfer. “Craig is very much part of what I am doing here. He is 34, can go on for a number of years and be a real pillar of this team. Would Chelsea be wasting their time? Yes,…

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Manchester clubs battle for defender, Mourinho also interested in City reject

Manchester clubs are set to go head-to-head in pursuit of Monaco right-back Fabinho, according to the Sun. United have held a long-term interest in the Brazilian and were also linked with him during summer. However, according to the latest report, Guardiola’s City are set to join United in pursuit of the 22-year-old. City are actively looking for a new right-back as both of their current right-backs Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta have crossed 30, and both will be out of contract in the summer. The Citizens were also linked with…

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Manchester City star in talks with Inter Milan

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has long been linked with a summer exit from the club. He has been previously linked with a move to Inter Milan and now his agent has claimed that the talks with the Serie A club are ongoing. Inter boss Roberto Mancini has talked of his liking of the Ivory Coast international and it seems like that he could reunite with his former Manchester City player at the Giuseppe Meazza in the summer. Toure still has a year to run on his current deal, but it’s unlikely…

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Ligue 1 club sign Yaya Toure…or not?

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Yaya Toure is primed to leave Manchester City during the next summer transfer window, as the Ivorian midfielder has many admirers in the world of football. The 32-year-old has been linked with the likes of Juventus, Inter, Paris Saint-Germain, West Ham, and Real Madrid, as he doesn’t plan on playing for incoming manager Pep Guardiola again. Toure has just one year remaining on his current City contract, and on Thursday there seemed to be a breakthrough in his transfer story, as Ligue 1 club Caen announced the signing of Yaya Toure.…

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Top five most disappointing Premier League players of the season

The Premier League is nearing the end of the very entertaining 2015/2016 season. Leicester City enjoyed an historical campaign, capturing their first ever league title in shocking fashion. However, not every team and player played up to their standards. Therefore, let’s take a look at the top five most disappointing Premier League players of the season. 5. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) Manchester City sat at the top of the league table during 12 of the first 14 matchdays, but tumbled as far as sixth place in part thanks to a…

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West Ham are chasing three Premier League stars

West Ham have endured a stellar season according to their standards. The Hammers are fighting Manchester United for fifth place in the Premier League, the last European place in the English top flight. No doubt the club want to repeat their perfomance next season and therefore they are looking to strengthen their squad. According to The Sun (via Daily Star), Watford’s Odion Ighalo is on West Ham’s radar as the Hammers line up a move for a new striker in the summer transfer window.  The 26-year-old Nigerian has scored 15…

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Manchester City preparing monster offer to land marquee player, veteran star in talks to leave

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It’s been a disappointing season for Manchester City. Despite reaching the quarter-finals in the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, the Citizens are lagging too far behind in order to win the Premier League title. It’s still mathematically possible for City to catch Leicester, but trailing by 15 points is huge. And let’s not forget, Tottenham and Arsenal are also currently ranked above them. Therefore, it’s time for the Citizens to hold on to their top four spot, which would mean another season of Champions League…

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Two more superstars linked with BIG moves to Chinese Super League

Chinese Super League clubs have already invested an enormous amount of money into the signings of Ramires, Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixeira, Fredy Guarin and Gervinho this transfer window. However, the latest reports suggest that Chinese clubs are not done yet. Goal.com, via Russian newspaper Izvestia, claims that Shanghai Shenhua are preparing a huge £70 million deal for Zenit St Petersburg striker Hulk. The 29-year old Brazilian international signed for Zenit in a £46 million deal from Porto in 2012 and he helped his club win the 2014-15 Russian League title. In another story,…

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Manchester City ace “to leave” when Pep Guardiola arrives

Yaya Toure’s agent Dimitri Seluk predicts the midfielder will leave Manchester City when Pep Guardiola arrives next summer, according to The Sun. On the last day of the winter transfer market, it was officially announced that the Spaniard will become the Citizen’s coach next season, joining them on a three-year deal from Bayern Munich, where his contract ran out. Guardiola coached Toure at Barcelona between 2008 en 2010, but the Ivory Coast midfielder opted to join Man City on a £24 million transfer after he lost his place in Pep’s starting…

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Aubameyang beats Toure for African player of the year award

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beat Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure to win the Confederation of African Football’s player of the year award, as reported by the BBC. The Dortmund striker and current Bundesliga topscorer received 143 points, with Toure coming in second at 136 and Swansea midfielder Ande Ayew third at 112. Aubameyang is the first player from Gabon to win the award. Toure said he was “quite disappointed” but praised “brilliant” Aubameyang. The Manchester City midfielder had been crowned Africa’s best player four years running. “I’m very happy and content,” said Aubameyang. “I don’t cry very…

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Bad Breaks – Top five injury blows of the new season: Man United defender and Lionel Messi included

We present you the top 5 injury blows of the new season so far, one of them worthy of a horror movie scene where Shaw broke his right leg on two places. The season is under way and already we have seen two gruesome injuries and both have happened in the Champions League. Luke Shaw has suffered one of the most terrible injuries football fans have seen in recent years receiving a double fracture on his right leg after Hector Moreno caught it with a slide tackle in Manchester United’s…

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REVEALED: The Premier League’s ten highest paid players: Man United star blows away Mesut Ozil and Sergio Aguero

A recent piece in the Daily Mail has revealed the ten highest paid players currently plying their trade in the Premier League. All the names involved are as you’d expect, and there are no major surprises, though it may surprise a few to learn exactly which one player is earning the most ahead of some serious talent, that are not only in better form, but just sheer better players, too. See who’s earning the most below, all estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments. 10. John Terry…

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Top 10 highest paid players: Man United man tops the list, while Chelsea star sits fourth

While a player’s success is often dependent on whether they manage to justify the transfer fee that was paid to bring them to their respective clubs, their lucrative contracts can also provide an insight into whether they can be considered a success or a big-money flop. The Daily Mail have reported the eye-watering wages of the top ten highest paid players in the Premier League, which is unsurprisingly made up solely of stars from sides that finished in the top four last season. Here is the top ten: 10. John…

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Top 50 players on FIFA 16 REVEALED: Man United FLOP, Chelsea skipper and Arsenal DUO included between 50-41

Now the transfer window is shut, football fans will be waiting for the launch of the latest FIFA game where they will be able to try out their team’s newest signings alongside the club’s current stars. To whet your appetite for the game’s release, here are the players ranked between 50 and 41 on FIFA 16: 50. Angel Di Maria 85 Despite a difficult season at Manchester United, the Paris Saint-Germain winger is still considered to be one of the best players in the world in FIFA’s eyes. 49. Petr Cech…

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Man City vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

It is only the second weekend of the Premier League season, but the top two from last term already come face to face as Manchester City and Chelsea meet in an eagerly anticipated clash at the Etihad Stadium. The home side made the ideal preparation by sweeping aside West Bromwich Albion in dominant fashion on Monday evening, with Yaya Toure at the top of his game and David Silva typically bursting with creativity. It was performance which convinced plenty of observers that they are more capable of wresting the title…

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Analysis – Will Delph get enough game time at Man City?

There were many twists and turns and seemingly a sudden change of heart, but after six years at Aston Villa, tenacious midfielder Fabian Delph has made the step up to sign for Manchester City in an £8m deal. The big question now is whether he can establish himself as a regular in the side rather than end up constantly warming the bench like some of City’s other new recruits in recent seasons. Having now become a key part of the England setup, the former Leeds United youngster is definitely in…

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Top ten highest paid players in world football: former Sunderland striker prepares to sign £227,000 a week deal

According to the Daily Mirror, former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is close to agreeing a deal to join Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG. Should he sign, the Mirror suggest he will earn a staggering £227,000 a week, which would make him the eighth highest earning footballer in the world. READ MORE: (Images) David de Gea smiles during Man United training session but hides in his car Revealed: Memphis Depay to wear cursed number at Man United Man United stopper Victor Valdes rejects offer to join Valencia Here is the…

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Yaya Toure CONFIRMS he wants to stay at Manchester City

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has reiterated his desire to stay at the Eithad beyond the summer by becoming the club’s answer to Paolo Maldini, according to the Daily Mirror. READ MORE: Manchester City Transfer Gossip Man City admits he’s a BIG Raheem Sterling fan (Images) Man City’s 2015/16 leaked kit The Ivorian international had been linked with a move to Inter Milan in the upcoming transfer window, claiming that he had been pushing for an exit following City’s limp defence of their Premier League title. But now the 32-year-old…

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Yaya Toure explains decision on Man City future

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Manchester City talisman Yaya Toure has put doubts over his future to bed by confirming that he intends to stay at the Etihad, and help the club win Europe’s holy grail. READ MORE: Manchester City goals and highlights According to the Daily Mirror, the player’s agent Dimitri Seluk had previously suggested that the Ivorian was almost certainly going to be leaving the club in the summer. However, the 32-year-old has refuted those claims, revealing that his love for the side is behind his decision to stay put. “I will definitely stay,…

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