£100m Man City star switches agent as Bayern chief targets deal

Bayern Munich have been informed that long-term transfer target Leroy Sane has switched agents as Bayern continue to try to lure the Manchester City winger to the Bundesliga.

Sane was thought to be on the brink of joining Bayern in the summer but damaged knee ligaments against Liverpool in the Community Shield in August. Read more

Man City ‘did everything’, Palace ‘didn’t do much’ – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola tried to shrug off Manchester City’s frustrating draw with Crystal Palace after claiming the champions “did everything” they could to win.

City looked to have snatched victory in a Premier League clash that burst into life in the closing stages when Sergio Aguero struck twice late on to overturn Cenk Tosun’s opener at the Etihad Stadium. Read more

Liverpool ‘not interesting’ now to Guardiola and Man City

Pep Guardiola admits there is little point focusing on Liverpool any more.

Guardiola’s Manchester City have been unable to keep pace with the Reds in the Premier League this season.

The champions trail the leaders by 14 points, having played a game more, heading into Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. Read more

Gossip: Man Utd to pair Fernandes and Maddison; Arsenal deal done

Manchester United’s pursuit of Bruno Fernandes won’t affect their drive to sign James Maddison. Oh no. According to the Evening Standard, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants both playmakers in his midfield. Read more

I’m free! 20 players with expiring deals allowed to discuss moves

Ashley Young no longer features on this list while he completes a move to Inter Milan but there are still plenty of top players approaching free agency who are allowed to speak to other clubs now. And Inter seem to be in for most of them… Read more

Sergio Aguero (and his powerful, meaty buttocks) is a legend

Who’s this week’s hero, Johnny?
This week’s hero is a 31-year-old Argentinian striker who is in his ninth season in the Premier League with Manchester City and has also played for Independiente and Atletico Madrid. This week he scored a Premier League record 12th hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition of Aston Villa. Read more

Revealing Europe’s ten most prolific attacking trios…

These numbers include league goals and Champions League/Europa League goals for clubs in the top five leagues…


10) Lazio – 33 (Immobile 22, Correa 7, Milinkovic-Savic 4)
Lazio have quietly pulled themselves into third and clear of the chasing pack in Italy thanks to a remarkable run of ten straight victories punctuated by 11 goals from Ciro Immobile, who has already hit 20 league goals this season to take his Lazio Serie A record to a barely believable 87 goals in 123 games. Not bad for a player largely derided as a journeyman outside Italy. Lazio make this ‘trios’ list but basically, Immobile is the Paul Weller of this Italian Jam. Read more