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Silva signs new long-term contract at Man City

David Silva: Delighted to be staying at Manchester City

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has signed a new five-year contract. The inspirational Spain international, who has won two Premier League titles with City, is now committed to the club until the end of the 2018-19 season. The 28-year-old has been a key figure at the Etihad Stadium since his arrival from Valencia in 2010. Deal me in: David Silva ...

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Everton set to confirm Atsu signing

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Everton expect to formally announce the signing of Christian Atsu from Chelsea on loan on Monday. The Black Stars player had reportedly been the target of premier league clubs Sunderland and QPR but it appears that the Merseyside club have won the battle to secure his signature for the season. Atsu  could be the winger Roberto Martinez has craved this ...

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Man City sign Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala for £32m

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Manchester City have signed defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto for a fee understood to be about £32m. The 23-year-old Frenchman came close to joining City in January and was inadvertently pictured in a ‘signing’ video on the club’s website last month. “He is already a fine player,” said City boss Manuel Pellegrini. “But, in my opinion, he has all of ...

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Mauricio Pochettino ready to trim Tottenham squad

Maurico Pochettino: Prepared to be 'clinical' with squad selection

Mauricio Pochettino is ready to wield the axe at Tottenham Hotspur, with seven players needing to be trimmed from his squad. With less than a week to go before Spurs kick-off the new Premier League season with a trip to London rivals West Ham United, some big decisions are required at White Hart Lane. Pochettino has 32 senior players on ...

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Daley Blind open to joining Man United from Ajax

Daley Blind: Ajax defender would consider Manchester United move

Ajax defender Daley Blind says he would consider a move to Manchester United if manager Louis van Gaal decides to make a bid for him. The 24-year-old is reportedly a target for Van Gaal, who coached the player during his time as boss of the Dutch national team. This comes after another of the United manager’s reported targets, Thomas Vermaelen, ...

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Swansea unlikely to re-sign Guzman from Villarreal

onathan de Guzman: Midfielder unlikely to return to Swansea

Swansea City manager Garry Monk is not expecting Villarreal midfielder Jonathan de Guzman to return to the Liberty Stadium. De Guzman has scored 15 goals in 93 appearances for Swansea after spending the past two seasons on loan and has been linked with a £5million permanent move. However, Queens Park Rangers are reportedly willing to offer £7million for de Guzman, ...

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Pellegrini confident of Premier League title defence

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he remains optimistic about his team’s chances of retaining the Premier League title despite their comprehensive Community Shield defeat. City, who start their defence at Newcastle on Sunday, were beaten 3-0 by Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday. Pellegrini told BBC Sport: “Five or six teams have the chance to win but we have a ...

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Liverpool thrash Dortmund 4-0 in friendly

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Dejan Lovren scored in his first Liverpool appearance as the Reds had an emphatic win over Borussia Dortmund in their final pre-season friendly. Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring with a low finish after he was played through by Phillippe Coutinho’s flick. Lovren, a £20 million signing from Southampton, then headed in the second from Steven Gerrard’s corner. Coutinho scored from ...

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Didier Drogba limps off in Chelsea win

Didier Drogba: Limped off as Chelsea beat Ferencvaros

Didier Drogba limped off in the first half as Chelsea clinched a 2-1 victory over Ferencvaros in Hungary thanks to Cesc Fabregas’ winner. Drogba, who re-joined the club from Galatasaray this summer, took a knock just half an hour into the Blues’ final European friendly and was replaced by Oscar. Former West Brom forward Zoltan Gera put the hosts ahead ...

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Arsenal thrash Man City to win Community Shield

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Arsenal sent out a statement of intent for the season as they impressively dismissed Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley. The FA Cup winners took the lead through Santi Cazorla’s angled shot and added to that when Aaron Ramsey drove in a strike to finish a counter-attack. Premier League champions City came close when Stevan Jovetic had a ...

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