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Vincent Kompany: ‘I will be as driven as Pep Guardiola’

Vincent Kompany has promised to be “as driven” as Pep Guardiola as he embarks on a career in management at Anderlecht. The former Manchester City captain also believes that the role of player-manager will come naturally to him as he aims to revive the Belgian club’s fortunes. Kompany, 33, left City last month to answer a plea for help at his boyhood club, who endured a dismal 2018-19 campaign to miss out on European qualification for the first time in 56 years. Vincent Kompany waved goodbye to Manchester City after a successful spell (Nick Potts/PA) Kompany feels he has had the ideal role model in former Barcelona boss Guardiola, who has guided City to back-to-back Premier League titles and also won three cups with the club. “I will be as driven as Pep has been, tha...

Harry Maguire ‘has heart set on Manchester City move’

Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire sets his heart on a move to Manchester City this summer, according to a report. Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire is reportedly desperate to join Manchester City over Manchester United in this summer’s transfer window. Maguire is believed to be a transfer target for both Manchester giants ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. According to The Sun, the former Sheffield United youngster has his heart set on a switch to the Etihad Stadium, but Pep Guardiola‘s side are not currently prepared to meet Leicester’s £80m valuation. The report claims that the Citizens are only prepared to pay £60m to land the England international, meaning that the Foxes will have to drop their valuation in order for a move to go through. The 26-year-old, wh...

Manchester City ‘to complete world-record Harry Maguire deal’

Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire heads for Manchester City in an £80m deal, according to a report. Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire is reportedly closing in on a world-record move to Manchester City. Maguire has been strongly linked with both Manchester United and City since the end of the 2018-19 campaign. However, according to The Mirror, the Citizens have won the race to sign the England international, who will collect £280,000 a week at the Etihad Stadium. The report claims that City will pay £80m for the 26-year-old, which will be a world-record deal for a defender, eclipsing the £75m that Liverpool spent to land Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. Maguire, who only signed a new five-year contract at the King Power Stadium last September, has scored five times in 76 appe...

How Manchester City could line up with Rodri, Harry Maguire

Manchester City are being linked with Rodri and Harry Maguire, but how may the Premier League champions line up with the pair in their starting lineup? Manchester City have just enjoyed the best season in their history courtesy of claiming the Premier League title, League Cup and FA Cup to complete the domestic treble. Pep Guardiola‘s side were pushed all the way in the race for the top-flight crown by Liverpool, while Chelsea were unfortunate not to edge out the North-West giants in the League Cup final back in February. Nevertheless, such success has put Guardiola and his players under pressure to maintain their grasp on each trophy, which has resulted in the club looking to make a major statement in the transfer market. Rodri is expected to be brought in from Atletico Madrid as Gu...

Manchester United ‘still confident of beating Manchester City to Harry Maguire’

Manchester United are allegedly still confident of winning the race to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire, despite interest from Manchester City. Manchester United are reportedly determined to beat Manchester City in the race to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains keen to strengthen his backline this summer after a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League this season. However, it has been claimed that United face being priced out of a deal for Maguire, who could cost in the region of £80m. City remain the favourites for the 26-year-old’s signature as Pep Guardiola looks to replace the outgoing Vincent Kompany, while there is seemingly a willingness to pay as much as £65m. According to the London Evening Standard, however, United may look ...

Manchester City want four new signings?

Manchester City could bring as many as four new players to the club this summer, according to a report. Manchester City could reportedly bring as many as four new players to the club this summer. City landed a domestic treble last season, following success in the EFL Cup and Premier League by winning the FA Cup. The Citizens fell short in the Champions League, though, and according to The Mirror, Pep Guardiola‘s side could look to bring in ‘up to four new faces’ in this summer’s transfer window. The report claims that City want ‘two top-quality players for every single position’, but while four new signings could arrive, the English champions are not prepared to break the bank. Guardiola’s team are said to be closing in on a deal for Atletico Madri...

Manchester City ‘will not meet Kalidou Koulibaly asking price’

Manchester City will not meet Napoli’s £107m asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly, according to a report. Manchester City are reportedly not prepared to meet the £107m asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly, despite suggestions that the Premier League champions were eyeing a swoop for the Napoli centre-back. Manchester United and Juventus have both been strongly linked with a move for the 27-year-old. However, last week, it was reported that City were also in the race to sign the Senegal international, who still has four years left to run on his current deal. According to the Daily Mail, though, Pep Guardiola‘s side – in the market for a replacement for Vincent Kompany – are not tempted to move for Koulibaly at his £107m asking price. City have also been strongly linked w...

Manchester City open to Fabian Delph offers?

Manchester City are reportedly prepared to sell Fabian Delph this summer, providing that they sign another central midfielder. Manchester City are reportedly prepared to listen to offers for midfielder Fabian Delph this summer. The 29-year-old has spent the last four seasons at the Etihad Stadium, making just 89 appearances in all competitions due to injuries. Delph’s versatility has resulted in him being regarded as an important member of Pep Guardiola‘s squad, while the England international’s homegrown status has also proven beneficial to City. However, the Daily Mail claims that City will entertain bids for the player’s signature ahead of the new campaign, partly due to just one year remaining on his contract. The potential addition of Rodri and Oleksandr Zinche...

Manchester City ‘to beat Bayern Munich to Rodri deal’

Manchester City are reportedly confident of beating Bayern Munich to the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. Manchester City are reportedly confident of beating Bayern Munich to the signature of Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri. The 22-year-old returned to Atletico from Villarreal last summer and excelled during the 2018-19 campaign, making 47 appearances for Diego Simeone‘s side in all competitions. The midfielder has reportedly asked to leave the Wanda Metropolitano this summer, however, amid suggestions of interest from the Premier League champions. Bayern have also been linked with a swoop for the Spain international, who has a £62.5m release clause in his contract with Atletico. However, according to the London Evening Standard, Pep Guardiola‘s side are closing ...

Manchester City to beat Manchester United to £65m Harry Maguire?

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire prefers a move to Manchester City over Manchester United, according to a report. Manchester City have reportedly moved back in front of Manchester United in the race to sign Leicester City defender Harry Maguire. The England international is rumoured to be at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war between the rival clubs. Leicester are using the interest to generate a huge fee for Maguire, likely to be in the region of £65m. According to The Express, the 26-year-old would prefer to play for Pep Guardiola than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and City are now considered the frontrunners to land his signature. Maguire has made 76 appearances for Leicester in all competitions since joining from Hull City in a deal worth up to £17m in June 2017. Should he sign for the En...

Manchester City ‘still interested in Ben Chilwell’

Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell is reportedly still on Manchester City’s transfer radar, but they will not make a move for the left-back until January at the earliest. Manchester City reportedly remain interested in signing Ben Chilwell from Leicester City, despite closing in on former defender Angelino. The Citizens are expected to buy back the left-back from PSV Eindhoven for £11m, just a year after selling him to the Dutch side. Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko are also on City’s books, but Goal.com suggests that Pep Guardiola is still keen on Chilwell. However, it is claimed that any bid for the England international will now be pushed back until January at the earliest. Chilwell recently admitted to being flattered by the interest shown in him, but Leicester are ...

Manchester United ‘still £40m short of Harry Maguire valuation’

Manchester United price Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire at £40m, which is just half of his club’s valuation, according to a report. Manchester United reportedly value Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire at £40m, which is just half of the transfer figure that the Foxes have placed on the England international. Maguire was strongly linked with a move to United in last summer’s transfer window and it is understood that the Red Devils are still interested in a swoop for the 26-year-old. However, according to ESPN FC, while Leicester value the centre-back at £80m, United rate him at closer to £40m, meaning that the two clubs are still some way apart when it comes to a potential deal. Maguire, who has a contract at the King Power Stadium until the summer of 2023, scored...

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