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Jupp Heynckes – Overpriced Sane not an absolutely top player
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Jupp Heynckes – Overpriced Sane not an absolutely top player

Former Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes says Leroy Sane is not yet an absolutely top player and is being overpriced by Manchester City. Sane has been repeatedly linked with a move to Bayern Munich but City's valuation of the 24-year-old has been a stumbling block to the move. The Germany international was very close to a move to the Allianz Arena last summer but a deal was hampered after he suffered an anterior cruciate knee injury. READ: Legal actions feared as PL clubs are divided over games at neutral venues In an interview with Bild, Jupp Heynckes who attained major successes in his time as Bayern boss said: “For me, he has not yet made a breakthrough to being an absolute top player. “I think this is a player at a crossroads. Will he keep working hard on himself, o...
Gundogan – Liverpool deserve to be champions
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Gundogan – Liverpool deserve to be champions

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has insisted that Liverpool should be awarded the Premier League title even if the season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jurgen Klopp's Reds were just two wins away from sealing the 2019/20 Premier League title, their first since 1990 before the season was suspended earlier this month. The shutdown will last till April 30 with Premier League chiefs set to meet on Friday with no indications of when football will resume. Manchester City sit second on the log and trail Liverpool with a whopping 25 points. Regardless, in a chat with German broadcaster ZDF, Gundogan said the Reds deserve the title even if the season isn't completed. "It would be OK for me," he said. "As a sportsman you have to be fair." Gundogan, 29, who h...
Gabriel Jesus’ agent offers response to Juve speculations
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Gabriel Jesus’ agent offers response to Juve speculations

The agent of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has revealed that everything is possible when asked if the Brazilian could make a move to Juventus anytime soon. Reports suggest that the Old Ladies have identified the Brazil international as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain and are believed to lining up a move worth £58m He didn't rule out the possibility of a move to Turin but claimed that the 22-year-old would not force a move away from the Etihad unless he was deemed surplus to requirement. READ: Lazio to offer Ciro Immobile new contract in coming months "We are talking about a great footballer and a great club, everything is possible. The difficulties of acquiring power will lead to not making many movements, it is better to have who you already have in the house, there wil...
Guardiola hopeful City’s UCL ban will be overturned after seeing proof
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Guardiola hopeful City’s UCL ban will be overturned after seeing proof

Pep Guardiola is confident that Manchester City can take their fight against their expulsion from the UEFA Champions League to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Citizens have claimed to have irrefutable evidence that supports their case and are appealing against the two-year ban from Europe's elite club competition due to Finacial Fair Play breaches. Guardiola who reiterated his commitment to the club last week revealed that he has seen this evidence and is strongly backing the fight against the UEFA-imposed ban. He said: “We were under suspicion for a long time but we have the right to appeal. I trust the people in my club. They have explained the reasons and shown me arguments and the proof, and we are optimistic that finally if we deserve to be in the Champions League next s...
De Bruyne admits his fears amid Man City’s UCL ban
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De Bruyne admits his fears amid Man City’s UCL ban

Kevin De Bruyne has admitted that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will be seen as failures if they fail in their aspiration to win the UEFA Champions League this season. The Citizens head to the Santiago Bernabeu to face Real Madrid in the first leg of their R16 tie on Wednesday. This is coming amid the possible two-year ban that has been handed to the side by UEFA after serious breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations. Man City are appealing against the ruling although this could be their last chance to win the UCL under Pep Guardiola. The UCL title is a priority at the Etihad but has been very difficult for them to come by. "If we don't win it [the Champions League] everybody is going to say we are failures like the last five years!" he said. READ: Klopp names Liverpool’s ...
Guardiola believes he could be sacked if City lose to Madrid in the UCL
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Guardiola believes he could be sacked if City lose to Madrid in the UCL

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League. They'll travel to the Bernabeu for the first leg of the encounter on February 26. Man City have never progressed to the final of the competition and have also not reached the last four since Pep Guardiola took charge at the Etihad. They currently sit 22 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League and will now focus on their European exertions. Regardless, the Spaniard has admitted that it won't be easy to triumph due to his side's lack of historic Champions League experience. “That’s why it is so difficult to win it. And in 100 and more seasons of history for Manchester City, it was 100 seasons of failure – that is not true,” he told Football Daily. “There are many i...
Juve to go all out for Pep Guardiola in the summer
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Juve to go all out for Pep Guardiola in the summer

According to a report from The Sun, Serie A giants Juventus have made Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola their major priority this summer. The Old Ladies hired Maurizio Sarri last summer but have long been linked with a move for the Spaniard. Juve are currently second in the Serie A and are in danger of missing out on their first league title since the 2010/11 campaign. Maurizio Sarri has struggled to infuse his Sarri-ball philosophy into the team this season and there have even been suggestions that Max Allegri could return before the end of the season. READ: Mourinho – Sheffield and Wolves are genuine top 4 contenders However, it has now emerged that the Old Ladies are plotting a sensational swoop for Guardiola and will be willing to give him as much money as he needs to acqu...
Gundogan hints at MLS move after contract expiration at City
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Gundogan hints at MLS move after contract expiration at City

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has hinted that a move to the United States after he leaves the Etihad is a genuine possibility. His contract with the Citizens will expire in 2023 and he will be 33 by then. According to the Germany international, he will consider his prospects by the time the deal expires and then decide on his next move. In a chat with the DAZN meets Kicker podcast, Gundogan said: "I don't have a concrete plan, but I would trust myself to play in another league abroad. "It also depends on my form then. When I am 32, 33 and I realise that I can't keep my level or it is dropping, it will be a stop abroad where you might not play at the highest level and not keep up with Premier League. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Str...
Bayern will not make January bid for Leroy Sane
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Bayern will not make January bid for Leroy Sane

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has insisted that the Bavarian giants will not make a fresh bid to sign Leroy Sane from Manchester City this January. He made this known on Thursday in Bayern's winter training camp in Doha. According to him, Sane was not a topic this winter. It can be recalled that the Bundesliga attempted to sign the 23-year-old last summer but the deal fell through after Sane suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Community Shield against Liverpool. READ: Schalke 04 offer Bentaleb to Everton and Villa He has been on the sidelines since then although City boss Pep Guardiola recently revealed that he was close to making a return to action. Bayern are expected to renew their interest in Leroy Sane in the summer. Meanwhile, they've...
Guardiola – Man City were Premier League’s best club of the decade
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Guardiola – Man City were Premier League’s best club of the decade

Pep Guardiola has insisted that his Manchester City side were the Premier League's best club of the decade. The Citizens won 4 Premier League titles in the last decade ahead of the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United who won it twice each. They also played 381 league games in that period, amassing 818 points, exceeding that of Man United by 71 more, as the Red Devils came second on points garnered. Although his side appears to have given up the race for the title in the 2019/20 season, The Spaniard noted that his side deserves more recognition for their notable achievements in the past decade on the domestic scene. "I think this club, in the last decade, was the best team," Guardiola said on Tuesday.  "In terms of points, in terms of goals, titles and everything. So I congra...