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Jonny Evans wants to join Manchester City ahead of Arsenal

 West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans is reportedly prepared to snub advances from Arsenal in order to pursue a move to Manchester City.


The Northern Irishman has been linked with a potential big-club move this summer following his impressive showing for the Baggies over the past two seasons.

Evans, 29, currently has two years left on his Baggies contract, but he has yet to reopen talks over a suitable extension amid the uncertainty over his future at the Hawthorns.

According to The Mail, the former Manchester United graduate is expected to knock back a late approach from the Gunners with the Citizens having courted their interest earlier in the summer. Pep Guardiola’s side have already failed with a £18m bid for the centre-back this month, but they are expected to up their bid significantly to come close to the Baggies’ £30m valuation.

On the other hand, Leicester City have also had a £21m bid rebuffed for the experienced defender but they are likely to pull out of their pursuit of the defender. Playing in the Champions League remains a dream for every footballer, and it appears that Evans is eager to return to the competition, although he may not be the first-choice in the starting lineup. Continue reading

Ian Rush gets Impressed with Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool legend Ian Rush says that he is left impressed by manager Jurgen Klopp in his first few months in charge of Liverpool.

The German recently joined Liverpool as his next club after having left Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Klopp has a fearsome reputation for getting gruesome work effort from his players. It helped Dortmund qualify for the Champions League final against archrivals Bayern Munich at a fraction of the budget. Even though they failed to win the title,Klopp’s achievements with Dortmund have been seen as one of the finest in German football over the last few decades.

He has a huge history to live up to at Liverpool. This history will provide added pressure on his shoulders.Klopp was not used to this kind of pressure at Dortmund, who have significantly less history than Liverpool. Rush is the all-time top goal scorer for Liverpool with almost 350 goals in two spells at the club. It looks highly unlikely that his record will be broken in the near future. He has a major say in the proceedings at the Merseyside club.Klopp will feel happy that he has received backing from a former player like Rush. Even though the league form has been inconsistent, Liverpool qualified for a League Cup final this season. Continue reading

Dzeko seeking City exit?

Amongst all of the speculation regarding incoming players, there have also been plenty of rumours surrounding the future of Edin Dzeko this summer. Even though Roberto Mancini said just several days ago that he needs the Bosnian to stay at the Etihad Stadium, it appears as though the player has other plans after he revealed that his future at the club is still up in the air. Continue reading

Dzeko denies exit reports

Despite joining in a huge £27m deal last year, there has been plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Edin Dzeko this summer. However, even though recent reports have been linking him with a move to Milan, Dzeko claims that he has not had any discussions over a possible move away from the Etihad Stadium and is fully focussed on the forthcoming campaign at City. Continue reading

Mancini: Tevez and Dzeko stay

It would be fair to say that there has been plenty of speculation regarding the futures of Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko over recent months, with both players being linked with moves away from the Etihad Stadium. However, Roberto Mancini has now come out and stated that he wants neither player to leave the club, as City will have to keep their best players if they are to progress. Continue reading