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    Julian Alvarez’s Man City future ‘in doubt’ as European giants launch transfer enquiry for striker

    BAYERN MUNICH are interested in signing Manchester City star Julian Alvarez, according to reports.The Bundesliga giants are on the lookout for a striker to replace Robert Lewandowski following his departure last summer.
    Bayern Munich want to sign Julian AlvarezCredit: Alamy
    And it appears they could be ready to spend big as they are set to miss out on the league title to Borussia Dortmund.
    According to Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, Bayern want to sign Alvarez.
    Thomas Tuchel’s side have reportedly made an enquiry about the World Cup winner’s availability.
    And it is possible he could leave with Alvarez keen to play regular football – he has been restricted to just 12 Prem starts this season.
    However the 23-year-old did recently sign a one-year contract extension on improved terms to extend his stay until 2028.
    He scored after starting against Chelsea on Sunday and netted in a substitute appearance against Real Madrid last week too.
    And it is possible he will be handed a start by Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup or Champions League finals.
    But City legend Sergio Aguero believes his compatriot deserves more game time and cannot understand why Alvarez is so often left out.
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    He said: “What I don’t understand is why he didn’t play Julián [Alvarez] I wonder, but well it’s Pep. He doesn’t favour anyone.
    “If it was up to me, I’d play Julián in almost every game – we need him to be active and have a spark,” More

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    Man City join transfer chase for Brighton star and World Cup winner Mac Allister and could also snare Seagulls team-mate

    MANCHESTER CITY are reportedly interested in bringing two Brighton players to the Etihad next season as they set their summer transfer plans. According to the Mirror City are looking at luring both Alexis Mac Allister and Julio Enciso away from the South Coast.
    Alexis Mac Allister has had an exceptional season for Brighton and Argentina
    Julio Enciso has reportedly caught the eye of Pep Guardiola in the few games he has played
    Mac Allister has been linked with an array of top clubs following his superb World Cup winning exploits with Argentina.
    Enciso has shone for Brighton since he joined the club from Paraguayan first division side Libertad in the summer.
    The 19-year-old has scored three goals and registered two assists in his 18 Premier League games for the Seagulls.
    The Mirror have reported that Mac Allister and Enciso are on the list of players drawn up by Pep Guardiola and City’s sporting director Txiki Begiristain.
    The Brighton pair could be considered replacements for Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva, who according to reports are expected to leave the Etihad in the summer.
    City are fresh off the back of a third consecutive Premier League title and will be a desirable destination for any player, but they will face competition for the signature of Mac Allister.

    The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool for a long time and is said to be very close to completing his transfer to Merseyside.
    Chelsea have also been reported as interested in the midfielder, but may struggle to attract him without European football and such an inflated squad.
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    Mac Allister has scored 10 goals and assisted a further two in the league this season and will likely command a huge fee if he does leave Brighton, with his contract not due to expire until 2025.
    It is also reported that City are interested in Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich and RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol in the summer window too. More

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    Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning wife goes braless in see-through top as she parties with Man City Wags in nightclub

    MANCHESTER CITY superstar Kevin De Bruyne’s wife Michele Lacroix stunned in a see-through outfit during the club’s title celebrations.De Bruyne, 31, and Michele, 29, attended a Manchester nightclub on Sunday alongside other City stars and their partners after lifting the trophy at the Etihad earlier that day.
    Kevin De Bruyne’s wife Michele Lacroix appeared to be braless in a see-through topCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke
    Michele celebrated the Premier League title with Nathan Ake and his partner KayleeCredit: INSTAGRAM
    Michele and Kaylee were joined by Bernardo Silva’s partner Ines Degener TomazCredit: INSTAGRAM
    Kaylee also posed with Manuel Akanji’s wife Melanie and Riyad Mahrez’s partner Taylor WardCredit: INSTAGRAM
    The playmaker’s wife stood out with a braless dress as she stepped out of the car and entered the club.
    She also posed for photos alongside other Wags from inside their exclusive venue.
    That is after the Belgium international brought her and their three kids Mason Milian, Rome and Suri on to the pitch to pose with the trophy following their 1-0 win over Chelsea.
    De Bruyne and Michele will be hoping for more celebrations to come in the next month.
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    City are after a sensational Treble after pipping Arsenal for the Premier League title.
    The Citizens will face off against rivals Manchester United in the FA Cup final on June 3 at Wembley.
    Pep Guardiola’s men will then fly to Istanbul to face Inter Milan in the Champions League final just seven days later.
    If City win both matches then they will become the first Premier League team to win a Treble after United in 1999.
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    The Champions League trophy is the only piece of silverware to elude the club since Sheikh Mansour took over in 2008.

    Pep Guardiola is also desperate to win it, having lifted five Premier League titles in that time.
    The team’s final Prem game takes place on Sunday at Brentford with De Bruyne unlikely to start in order to be fit for the two finals. More

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    Man City ready to meet Gundogan’s new deal demands after being sparked into action by Arsenal transfer interest

    MANCHESTER CITY aim to keep Ilkay Gundogan out of Arsenal’s clutches by getting him to agree on a new deal.Gunners manager Mikel Arteta wants a reunion with the  Etihad skipper who he worked with when he was Pep Guardiola’s No 2 up until 2019.
    Manchester City are planning to offer Ilkay Gundogan a new contractCredit: Getty
    He had been linked with a move to ArsenalCredit: AP
    The German’s City contract expires at the end of the season and early talks failed to find an agreement.
    Barcelona indicated they were willing to offer him a two-year deal and Gundogan was holding out for a similar offer from his current club.
    The stand-off alerted Arsenal, who ran the champions close in the title race, to the possibility they could bring him to the Emirates for free this summer.
    However, there is now optimism that a compromise can be reached which will see him extend his seven-year stay at the Etihad.
    The deal proposed by City is believed to be structured differently to the one he has been offered at the Nou Camp but is closer to what he was looking for.
    And if he does stay, it would be a timely boost for Guardiola who has regularly stated wants the German – his first signing at City back in 2016 – to stay.
    Gundogan scored twice in each of his last two league starts – against Leeds and Everton – to put them on the brink of a third straight title.
    He lifted the trophy at the weekend despite not getting on against Chelsea – and is now hoping to get his hands on two more before the season finishes.
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    The feeling is Guardiola would have thrown his captain on for a few minutes at the end to say his goodbyes if he had thought it was going to be his Etihad farewell.
    His situation has taken on increasing importance with summer target Jude Bellingham expected to join Real Madrid rather than the English champs.
    Guardiola is looking to strengthen his midfield this summer with Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic one name under consideration along with Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga.
    Brighton’s World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister is also a player the Etihad chief admires – although he is expected to join Liverpool.
    Meanwhile, City remain in talks with teen defender Rico Lewis over a new deal – but are yet to finalise terms.
    The 18-year-old full-back showed his versatility and quality again during the 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday and has been praised by Guardiola for his contribution to the title success. More

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    Fans in awe of Pep Guardiola’s stunning daughter Maria as she steals show during Man City title celebrations

    PEP Guardiola’s daughter Maria threatened to upstage him during Manchester City’s title celebrations yesterday.The Cityzens’ entered yesterday’s clash with Chelsea knowing they were champions after Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
    Pep and his daughter Maria celebrate Manchester City’s latest title victoryCredit: Getty
    Pep and Maria pose with the City manager’s fifth Prem trophy since joining the Manchester clubCredit: Getty
    City were greeted to a guard of honour by Chelsea as they walked on to the pitch already knowing their third title in a row was in the bag.
    This season’s is also Pep’s fifth for the Cityzens since joining back in 2016.
    And the Sky Blues wasted no time in celebrating their latest achievement, as they aim to win a historic Treble this season.
    The players were treated by Guardiola to pizza and beer in the dressing room ahead of their coronation on the pitch.
    With players’ families joining them on the pitch to celebrate, it was Guardiola’s daughter, Maria, who turned the heads of fans online.
    Maria, 22, is no stranger to the social media spotlight, having previously dated former Spurs star Dele Alli.
    The Barcelona-born influencer boasts more than half a million followers on Instagram.
    She is also signed to modelling agency Premier Model Management.
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    And many fans were pre-occupied by her good looks while Sky pundit Jamie Redknapp lauded her father’s footballing achievements during Sunday’s broadcast.
    One fan tweeted a series of flustered emojis in reaction to a photo of Maria, while another reacted with a gif of Wout Weghorst celebrating in response to the Spanish beauty.
    City’s boozy title celebrations continued into the night, as the likes of Erling Haaland and his girlfriend hit an exclusive Manchester nightclub to celebrate the club’s latest title.
    Having confirmed the Premier League on Saturday, City will play their last two Premier League games against Brighton and Brentford before their FA Cup final clash with Manchester United on June 3rd.
    Fans will be hoping that the celebrations will continue as City look to become the second team to win the Treble after rivals Manchester United completed the feat in 1999.
    Maria Guardiola in New York, courtesy of her InstaCredit: Instagram @maria.guardiola
    The model is no stranger to a selfieCredit: Instagram @mariaguardiola
    Pep’s daughter is always active over on her Insta, with fans of Manchester City often bombarding her comments with suggestions for Pep’s starting XIsCredit: Instagram @maria.guardiola
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    Man Utd and Chelsea looking to poach Arsenal history-maker Ethan Nwaneri, 16, in transfer swoop

    MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea are trying to poach Arsenal’s record-breaking youngster Ethan Nwaneri, according to reports.And Manchester City have also entered the tug of war for the 16-year-old’s signature.
    Ethan Nwaneri could be leaving Arsenal when his current contract expiresCredit: Getty
    Nwaneri became the youngest player in Premier League history when he came off the bench at Brentford in September aged just 15 years and 181 days.
    His schoolboy terms at the Emirates expire this summer and he is yet to agree an extension.
    And according to The Athletic, rival Premier League clubs are ready to swoop.
    The Manchester clubs and Chelsea have identified the youngster as an exciting talent and continue to monitor the situation in the hopes of landing the midfielder.
    But while the Prem giants hope to snap up Nwaneri, the report adds Arsenal still remain confident they can keep hold of him.
    They have offered a fresh deal and negotiations are said to be underway once again – but a decision is yet to be made.
    Nwaneri was not even born when the Emirates Stadium opened and the schoolkid is yet to complete his GCSEs.
    He joined Arsenal when he was nine and made his Under-18s debut at 14, scoring a stunning solo goal.
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    And he got his chance in the first team when injuries took their toll on Mikel Arteta’s squad earlier in the season.
    Arsenal have already convinced Nwaneri’s Gunners and England U17s team-mate Myles Lewis-Skelly to put pen to paper on a contract extension in North London.
    The pair are currently at the European U17 Championships in Hungary and have both been on the scoresheet already.
    Nwaneri grabbed the only goal of the game against Croatia in their Group D opener before Lewis-Skelly opened the scoring in the 4-1 win over the Netherlands.
    England face Switzerland in their final group game on Wednesday. More

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    Watch Man City defender Aymeric Laporte break down in tears on the pitch leaving fans fearing the worst

    MANCHESTER CITY defender Aymeric Laporte broke down in tears during his side’s Premier League title celebrations on Sunday.Pep Guardiola’s men were confirmed as champions on Saturday evening following Arsenal’s defeat to Nottingham Forest.
    Aymeric Laporte was emotional during Man City’s title celebrationsCredit: Sky Sports

    Laporte has racked up five Premier League titles at the EtihadCredit: Getty
    They ensured nothing would spoil their party at the Etihad 24 hours later as they clinched a 1-0 win over Chelsea.
    And then the pandemonium could begin as Man City supporters invaded the pitch, before the squad lifted the trophy for a fifth time in six seasons.
    But football fans were drawn to the emotional reaction of Laporte, 28, during the celebrations.
    He could be seen sitting on the pitch in tears as chaos ensued around him.
    And many believe he broke down because he could be leaving the club this summer.
    On social media, one person said: “This almost confirms he’s leaving I guess… will never forget his 17-18 and 18-19 seasons, he was immense… thank you Aymeric! Class on and off the pitch.”
    Another added: “Will never forget the way he sacrificed his body for us to win the title last year. LAPORTE YOU WILL BE MISSED.”
    A third replied: “Laporte we love you, please don’t leave! 😢💙🙏🏼.”
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    And a fourth responded: “I wish he would stay but he won’t.”
    Laporte has started just 10 of Man City’s 36 Premier League games this season.
    Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji and John Stones have all been preferred to the Spain international.
    Laporte, who has won five Premier League titles since joining from Athletic Bilbao in 2018, fuelled rumours of a departure from Man City last month when he added an Instagram caption: “After the rain, a rainbow; after a storm, the calm; and after an end, a new beginning.”
    He has been linked with a move to LaLiga champions Barcelona. More

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    Enzo Fernandez rages at Chelsea team-mates as Sky Sports pundit is left feeling ‘sorry’ for ‘lost’ star

    ENZO FERNANDEZ “looked lost” as he raged at Chelsea’ s misfits during a celebratory stroll for Manchester City’s second XI.Britain’s costliest player waved his arms in exasperation when finding no-one to pass to while City basked in title glory with a 1-0 Etihad win.
    Enzo Fernandez couldn’t believe it as Chelsea struggled again even though Prem kings Manchester City rested their big namesCredit: Rex
    Fernandez ran forward but was frustrated by a lack of passing optionsCredit: Sky Sports
    Chelsea’s £107m star can be seen showing his frustration with colleaguesCredit: Sky Sports
    And Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp felt sorry for the £107million midfielder.
    The former England ace believes Fernandez appears “lost” as Chelsea’s bulging squad of under-achievers flounder in 12th place.
    Interim chief Frank Lampard again found no answers on the pitch as Blues’ fans wait for Mauricio Pochettino to take the permanent job.
    Fernandez and Co were largely outplayed by a City side who rested top names like Erling Haaland.
    That was because Arsenal’s 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest on Saturday guaranteed a third Prem title in a row for Pep Guardiola’s men.
    City will clinch a Treble if they beat Manchester United in the FA Cup final and Inter Milan in the Champions League showpiece.
    But supporters online were dumbfounded by Chelsea’s latest loss.
    One posted: “Enzo was angry because he looked around and couldn’t find anyone to pass the ball to.”
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    Another wrote: “He’s one of two players who are actually trying…”
    A third said: “Feel bad for him. He would cook for this City team.”
    A fourth fan agreed: “Really feel for him. I’d be fuming if I were him too.”
    But some observers believe the whole Chelsea team seems de-motivated, despite £323million being spent on new players in January.
    One posted: “Everybody just looks like they don’t care… there’s nothing to play for so to say, but that’s where pride should come into play.
    “These players act like they don’t mind losing. That’s something we can’t have a loser’s mentality will kill the locker room like cancer.”
    And this tweet spoke for many views: “This is the final nail on the coffin for Lampard’s managerial career.” More