Man City optimism of beating Real Madrid to signing striker; Spain eye Luis Enrique replacements

Manchester City are hopeful of beating Real Madrid to the signing of Erling Haaland this summer — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. Jump to: Spain draw up shortlist of Luis Enrique replacements | Nkunku, Leipzig set for crunch contract talks | Flamengo-Pereira deal at risk of falling through Man City confident of beating Real … Read more

Ukrainian player training with Man City after fleeing Russian club following invasion

3:00 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ukrainian footballer Andrii Kravchuk is training with Manchester City after fleeing to England following Russia’s invasion of his homeland. City have agreed to let the 23-year-old coach train with their Elite Development Squad after he terminated his contract with Russian first-division side Torpedo Moscow. Kravchuk said he could no longer … Read more

Liverpool lead table above Man City, Newcastle into top half

The battle for the Premier League title this season is a tight one, with champions Manchester City just one point ahead of Liverpool. But take away the decisions made by the VAR (video assistant referee) and the pendulum swings — with Jurgen Klopp’s men two points better off than their title rivals and up into … Read more

Liverpool and Manchester City who will win the Premier League title race

As attention turns back to the Premier League, one of modern football’s great rivalries resumes – Manchester City against Liverpool. With nine games to go, City have a one-point lead. They meet at the Etihad on April 10 and in the FA Cup semi-finals a week later. All eyes are on who will prevail. Will … Read more

Man City: Yaya Toure hasn’t heard from Pep Guardiola since apology after fallout

Yaya Toure reveals Pep Guardiola has IGNORED his attempts to apologise for claiming his old boss has ‘problems with Africans’… and opens up on his new ‘texting’ friendship with his great rival, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Yaya Toure accused Pep Guardiola of ‘having problems with Africans’ in 2018 The Ivory Coast icon previously wrote a … Read more

Joe Hart reveals heartbreaking conversation with Pep Guardiola that ended Man City career

‘It was taken away from me’: Joe Hart reveals details of the heartbreaking conversation with Pep Guardiola that ended his Manchester City career as he tried – and failed – to convince the manager to give him a chance Joe Hart has opened up on the details of how his Manchester City career ended The … Read more

Fabio Capello urges Italy to follow Jurgen Klopp’s style over Pep Guardiola’s after World Cup shock

Fabio Capello urges Italy to follow Jurgen Klopp’s brand of football – NOT Pep Guardiola’s – as he claims trying to copy the Man City boss’ methods ‘for 15 years’ led to their embarrassing failure to reach the World Cup in Qatar Italy missed out on their second successive World Cup after failing to qualify … Read more

Borussia Dortmund and Norway Forward Erling Haaland Rejects €600K-Per-Week Manchester City Offer Amid Real Madrid and Barcelona Interest

A flurry of reports from several sources based in England and Germany over the past week have deemed Manchester City to be the frontrunners in the race to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund when the 21-year-old’s release clause worth £63 million gets activated this summer. While Barcelona and Real Madrid have both been credited … Read more

Ronaldo and Wijnaldum feature in the Big Six ‘if onlys’ of the Premier League season

With whataboutery more rife now than ever, the Premier League ‘if onlys’ emerge now and again. It all could have been so different had such and such happened or not happened. It’s likely only two of the Big Six will be happy with where they finish this season. Here are their caveats should they fail… … Read more

Every Premier League club’s worst signing of the season

We’ve done every team’s best signing of the season, so now it’s time for the fun one. Everyone’s worst signing of the season. Some of these are proper harsh, but it’s a tough school. The best signings can be found here. Arsenal – Nuno Tavares (£7.2m)A disappointingly competent year of transfer business at Arsenal, where … Read more