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Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year deal with the defending Premier League champions.

Dzeko was very nearly on his way out of the Etihad door towards the end of Roberto's Mancini's reign, but the striker has enjoyed working under Manuel Pellegrini and should play a key role for Manchester City as they look to defend their Premier League title. The 28-year-old joins Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri, Aleksandar Kolarov, Vincent Kompany and David Silva in committing their futures to the club.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 21 - 7:58 AM

Defenders Matija Nastasic and Micah Richards, midfielder Scott Sinclair and striker John Guidetti look to be heading out of Manchester City.

While the departures of Richards, Sinclair and Guidetti are to be expected given their injuries / lack of impact over the past two seasons, the decision to allow Nastasic to leave is slightly surprising. The Serbian defender was first choice partner to Vincent Kompany for much of last season before injury let in Martin Demichelis and with Joleon Lescott leaving he could still have the chance to play an important squad role, despite Eliaquim Mangala's arrival. However, Manuel Pellegrini has stated he needs to trim his squad and wants to give Nastasic the chance to play football. "He is an important player, but he has offers and I think the best thing for him is to play. We will see what happens, but we have until the end of August to see what kind of offers we get."
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 19 - 4:41 AM

Manchester City's Gael Clichy filled in at right-back against Newcastle on Sunday and put in a magnificent display to help his side to victory.

It was a surprise to see the Frenchman line-up on the right in place of Pablo Zabaleta, who hasn't quite recovered from his long summer, with Aleksandar Kolarov on the left. But Clichy didn't let anyone down as he won eight tackles, intercepted four passes and generally looked awesome. When you throw in clean sheet points it was a monster week in the Yahoo game, with a return of 18 points, and we'll be monitoring the full-back over the coming weeks to see if he can keep up this form.

Manchester City were able to get a comfortable 2-0 win over an improved Newcastle side.

City opened up the scoring in the first half through a brilliant goal. Yaya Toure sent the ball up with a long pass from his own half, at which point Edin Dzeko brought it down and back-heeled it onto a running David Silva. Silva finished calmly. City then controlled the game until Sergio Aguero came in with 10 minutes left to provide the finishing touch and put them ahead 2-0. Newcastle were able to cause a few scares along the way, but City showed the kind of composure needed to win a Premier League title. They will be in the title hunt again this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 17 - 1:02 PM

Manager Manuel Pellegrini must also choose whether to field Joe Hart or summer signing Willy Caballero in goal against Newcastle.

Joe Hart was benched for a significant period last season in favour of the adequate-but-not-great Costil Pantamilon. City upgraded the keeper position over the summer and with Hart watching on Wily Caballero took the field for the Community Shield. Whether this signals a change or just pre-season evaluation will be evident this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 16 - 3:38 AM

New Manchester City signing Eliaquim Mangala has been deemed not fit for their opening match of the season.

The defender has just recently joined his new squad and hasn't had time to get into match-fitness. Mangala was a high profile signing and is expected to partner Vincent Kompany at the center-back position starting week two. In the meantime, Martin Demichelis will probably get the start against Newcastle and will make for a good fantasy option.
Aug 15 - 7:18 PM

Manchester City midfielder Javi Garcia has joined Zenit St Petersburg on a five-year contract for a fee of £13million

With Frank Lampard joining on loan and the expensive acquisition of Eliaquim Mangala, Manchester City had some off-loading to do. Jack Rodwell has already left and Javi Garcia is the next man to depart the Etihad. Given Garcia's inability to make an impression in the Premier League it seems like a good move for both teams and the player, with £13million the extremely generous sale amount.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 15 - 3:53 AM

Rarely recommended last season, but Stevan Jovetic is high on Nik Argiropoulos' list of players to focus on in Week 1.

Manchester City's forgotten man at times last season but Jovetic will need to stand-up in the absence of the injured Alvaro Negredo and with Aguero not fully fit. He's been in excellent form in pre-season, scoring goals for fun, and is priced at an absolute bargain at under £6million for his side's trip to Newcastle.
Aug 15 - 2:46 AM

Sergio Aguero has signed a new five-year deal at Manchester City.

The new contract is great news for both Manchester City fans and Aguero. The new deal means the club are confident Aguero can overcome his injuries and return to being a top class striker. The Argentinian is currently recovering from an injury he picked up during the World Cup but Manchester have enough strikers to find a plethora of goals with or without Aguero. Until he returns, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic will lead the line.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 14 - 5:13 PM

Sergio Aguero will target a return in week two after failing to recover into form due to injuries suffered during the World Cup.

Aguero has suffered a series of injuries last season and during the World Cup and the team has stated time and time again that they will be extremely caution in getting Aguero back to full fitness. That means fantasy managers are to stay away until they see Aguero playing 90 minutes. Chances are, he will first make a few appearances off the bench until eventually being eased into playing a full match. Stay away for now.
Aug 14 - 5:02 PM

Vincent Kompany has extended his commitment to the Manchester City project by signing a new five year contract on improved terms.

Like David Silva earlier in the week, Vincent Kompany has pledged his remaining prime years to Manchester City. The 28-year-old will now be with City through his age 33 season. This assures that City will have one of the league's top center backs and captains for the foreseeable future. It seems likely that City will continue to sign their core players to extensions and given their depth it will be fascinating to see who is considered core to the project.
Aug 13 - 8:54 PM

With his chances for playing time severely curtailed by the arrival of Eliquim Mangala at the Etihad, rumors are circulating that Arsenal will look to bring in Nastasic to replace Thomas Vermaelen.

Based on what happened last season, a move from the Etihad to the Emirates may not yield much more playing time for Nastasic. Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny played enough minutes that Thomas Vermaelen didn't see a meaty enough role for himself leaving us to wonder why Nastasic, in dire need of regular game action, would feel any differently. It would be a great depth move for Arsenal but it seems unlikely the player would agree.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 12 - 11:56 AM

Midfield creator David Silva has pledged his future to the reigning champions with the signing of a five year contract that will see him stay at the club through 2019.

At 28-years-old, the five year term of this contract will likely join Silva and Manchester City for the back side of the prime of the midfield schemer's career and at least a little bit into his decline. Slight of build, it is hard to imagine Silva being the same force he is today when he turns 33 but the deal does guarantee that City will get some very productive years leading up to the inevitable decline. For a club with City's money, paying for a decline year or two shouldn't be a big deal. Plus, they can always "loan" him to NYCFC or Melbourne City if he can't make the Premier League grade anymore.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 12 - 10:29 AM

It may not happen for Week 1 but the newly signed Eliquim Mangala is likely to be Vincent Kompany's first team partner in central defense within a few weeks.

Martin Demichelis' time as a starter and a relevant fantasy player are likely drawing to a close. City's second string defense of Nemanja Matic, Demichelis, Bacary Sagna and Alexander Kolarov would probably all start for most clubs outside top four to six teams but fantasy managers should recognize that regardless of their objective quality they are unlikely to see a great deal of action. In salary cap leagues, Mangala should be seen as similar to Kompany in terms of value while draft/auction league owners should be looking to pick him up either in their draft or on post-draft waivers if at all possible. This is a premium fantasy player.
Aug 11 - 11:54 PM

Manchester City's long-rumored move for French international Eliaquim Managala has finally become official.

In the eyes of many an improved partner for Vincent Kompany in central defense was Manchester City's number one priority this summer. While we've all known it was coming for some time, the Porto defender has finally completed his move to the Etihad. This likely means that Martin Demichelis becomes the third choice and Matija Nastasic may be moved out to recoup at least some of the Mangala transfer fee. After watching Arsenal rip City's reserve defense apart in the Community Shield, this will be good news indeed for City supporters. It should also be very interesting for fantasy managers depending on where the center back's price comes in.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Aug 11 - 1:18 PM


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