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Manchester City are united insists James Milner

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Capello fears Rooney is not mentally right for Swiss match

Fabio Capello will assess Wayne Rooney today before he makes a final decision on whether his leading player, the subject of allegations about his private life, is in the right state of mind to play in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland tomorrow.

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Who bought well and who has gambled this summer?

It was the transfer window of Bebe, Bramble and Bellamy for free, while City spent big - again

Next two games will seal MacDonald's fate at Villa

Former manager Brian Little backs caretaker to make job his own ahead of tonight's decisive Europa League tie

The ten most expensive English transfers

James Milner's £18m move from Aston Villa to Manchester City has put the midfielder in the all-time top 10 transfers of English players.

Milner seals City move with pledge to win title this season

James Milner will not settle for second best at Manchester City after finally sealing his move from Aston Villa. Milner, 24, wants nothing less than the Premier League title in his debut season at Eastlands.

Manchester City complete Milner transfer

James Milner has finally completed his protracted transfer to Manchester City.

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