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Reds closing in on Balotelli as Rodgers' men prepare for City test on Monday

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Manuel Pellegrini to start Manchester City reign in South Africa

New manager begins with two-game tour of South Africa before games in Hong Kong, Germany and Finland

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans

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City will place AC Milan during a pre-season tournament

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AC's goalscorer, Stephan El Shaarawy

AC Milan open to selling Manchester City and Arsenal 'target' Stephan El Shaarawy

The striker has been linked with a move to the Premier League

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The Italy international has been linked with a move to the Etihad

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The former AC Milan midfielder has been appointed by a president notorious for firing managers

Firework incident (October 2011): The Italian has another run-in with the emergency services after a firework is set off in the bathroom of his home, triggering a fire. The next day, he scores in the Manchester derby and celebrates by revealing a T-shirt which reads:

'Unless you apologise you will sweat the tears of my mother': Mario Balotelli furiously denies claims he sold drugs for Naples' Camorra mafia

Accusations were made by a gangster-turned-supergrass at a money laundering trial

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The former England captain has announced will retire at the end of the season

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The former England captain calls it a day at the age of 38

Mario Balotelli with Roberto Mancini

Mario Balotelli not surprised Manchester City sacked Roberto Mancini

The pair were close during their time together at the Etihad Stadium

Gonzalo Higuain

Arsenal and Manchester City linked with Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain

The Argentine striker will leave the Bernabeu this summer

Mario Balotelli was one of three players who had abuse aimed at him

Roma racist chanting against AC Milan earns fine and Sepp Blatter rebuke

Mario Balotelli was targeted by the abuse

Mario Balotelli reacts to abuse from Roma fans

Roma fined for racist abuse aimed at AC Milan players

Mario Balotelli was one of those targeted

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
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The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
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How to dress with authority

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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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