October 25, 2016

Man City Land Cash Boost In Bid To Sign Messi,Neymar

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar are both targets for Manchester City. David Ramos / Getty Images

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City Football Group, which owns Manchester City, yesterday announced a US$400million (£265m) investment from a Chinese consortium, CMC, which buys it a 13 per cent stake and values City Football Group at $3billion.

Liverpool have opened discussions with Simon Mignolet over a new contract, offering further evidence of manager Jurgen Klopp’s confidence in the goalkeeper.

Manchester United have entered the race to sign £45m-rated ($67.7m) Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Inter Milan are confident of luring Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic to Italy on a free transfer by offering the player a two-year contract.

Steve Morgan wants up to £40m ($60.2m) to sell Wolves.

Reading boss Steve Clarke wants to sign £5m-rated ($7.5m) LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes.

West Ham, Stoke and Watford have been told to forget about signing Juventus striker Simone Zaza in January.

Manchester City moved closer to dethroning rivals United in the money stakes after securing a massive new £265million ($400m) investment from China. The deal hands City extra firepower in their bid to sign superstars such as Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba or Neymar – as well as potential boss Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City are planning to offer fans with tattoos of the current club badge free laser surgery if the club badge is redesigned.

West Ham are worried striker Diafra Sakho could miss the rest of the season as the full scale of his thigh injury emerges.

Hector Bellerin has revealed he was clueless about defending when he joined Arsenal.

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has revealed he turned down the chance to buy Jamie Vardy for £800,000 ($1.2m) in 2012.

Former Manchester United player Paul Parker has branded Louis van Gaal “stubborn and selfish”.

Arsenal are considering a move for Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur as Arsene Wenger’s injury crisis grows.

Manchester City’s chances of luring manager Pep Guardiola from Bayern Munich and star player Lionel Messi from Barcelona have been boosted by the sale of 13 per cent of the club to Chinese investors.

Manchester United have joined the battle for Borussia Dortmund star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Arsenal have joined the Premier League list of suitors for Bordeaux winger Henri Saivet, after scouts from Everton, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Swansea and Bournemouth saw him score in the 2-1 Europa League defeat at Liverpool last week.

Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini will attempt to sign Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic on a two-year deal.

Jack Grealish stayed behind for extra training on Tuesday in a desperate bid to win over Aston Villa’s new manager Remi Garde.

Barcelona are being pushed to the absolute limit of their finances as they try to keep star players Lionel Messi and Neymar from moving to the Premier League, with Manchester City and Manchester United interested in signing them.

Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez says he will not walk out on the relegation-threatened club to join Spurs.

Arsenal have not given up hope that Alexis Sanchez could return for the Premier League match against Manchester City on December 21.

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is in talks to turn his journey from non-league football to the Premier League into a Hollywood movie.

Jack Grealish is set to miss Aston Villa’s clash with Southampton at the weekend because Remi Garde is not ready to bring him back into his first-team plans.

Arsenal duo Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla will not only miss this weekend’s clash with Sunderland, but the Champions League showdown with Olympiakos next week too.

Chelsea are confident of beating Tottenham in the race to use Wembley stadium while they redevelop Stamford Bridge into a new 60,000 capacity stadium.

Diego Costa will be recalled to the Chelsea first team against Bournemouth this weekend.

Ander Herrera insists he is happy at Manchester United despite reports to the contrary.

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