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Aston Villa will have to come up with in excess of £20m to persuade Sunderland to part company with striker Darren Bent.

James Lawton: City still look short of true champions' style

It may be true that Edin Dzeko, aka the Bosnian Diamond, is as Robert Mancini says. Perhaps he is the final piece in one of the most expensive football jigsaw puzzles ever assembled. Perhaps he will trigger the tactical sensation of Manchester City playing not just more than one forward but as many as five.

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King earns Leicester replay against City

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Mancini: 'When your rivals play better than you, you defend. This is football'

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini was as defensive as his team had been after they were booed off the pitch by Arsenal fans who were angry at their negative tactics.

Gunners let City off the hook

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Bruce shuts up shop to all but 'crazy offers'

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Holloway convinced of City title credentials

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Off-target Tevez has City living on their nerves

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Balotelli short on joy despite first hat-trick for soaring City

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Rushden keeper's death 'devastates' old friend Johnson

Adam Johnson has paid tribute to the Rushden & Diamonds goalkeeper Dale Roberts, who died on Tuesday. The Manchester City winger was very good friends with Roberts, having grown up with him and been in the same class at school in Co Durham.

City find goals without talisman

Should Manchester City lose their battle to keep Carlos Tevez, the ease with which they brushed aside West Ham United demonstrated that they might be able to cope very nicely indeed without their top-scoring talisman.

Hot-head Tevez keeps Mancini's City on the boil

Manchester City 1 Bolton Wanderers 0

City youth given the knowledge to navigate their route to the top

World's richest club focuses on education to produce next stars

Balotelli's Europa double sees City through

Manchester City 3 Salzburg 0
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