Sport Fabregas could have replaced Mikel Arteta in the Arsenal side rather than Mesut Ozil or Aaron Ramsey

The Dossier: Monday night will be a gripping media event - but it might not actually make much of a difference to the season ahead

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Yaya Touré has defended his posturing over his future at Manchester City

Yaya Toure latest: Manchester City midfielder wants to stay at the club 'for as long as possible'

Powerful midfielder has been linked with an exit from the Etihad

Alvaro Negredo transfer latest: Striker insists he is happy with life at Manchester City despite links with return to Spain

Striker Alvaro Negredo insists he is happy at Manchester City and is not looking to leave the club.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini holds the Premier League trophy with captain Vincent Kompany

Manuel Pellegrini: Manchester City manager turns down opportunity to become Brazil coach

Chilean wants to see out his three-year contract at the Etihad Stadium

Louis van Gaal will want to spend a decent amount of time with United in pre-season

Premier League fixtures 2014/15: Louis van Gaal to begin Manchester United reign on BT Sport

Both BT Sport and Sky Sports have announced their televised matches for the first four months of the season

Vincent Kompany holds the Premier League title aloft after Manchester City's win over West Ham

Manchester City mid-summer report: Who has signed, what transfer targets remain?

A look at the club's pre-season plans and what the season ahead might bring

Martin Demichelis pictured after Argentina's semi-final victory

World Cup 2014 final - Germany vs Argentina: Will Martin Demichelis be a warrior or a liability?

Despite many fine showings, the Manchester City defender's career has been punctuated by errors in big matches

Eliaquim Mangala looks set to join Manchester City, according to reports.

Eliaquim Mangala to Manchester City: Porto defender 'agrees' to join Premier League champions in €40 million deal - reports

The 23-year-old has reportedly decided to join Manuel Pellegrini's side after the two clubs agreed a fee

Yaya Touré has defended his posturing over his future at Manchester City

Yaya Toure latest: Agent Dmitri Seluk claims Toure would have won the top awards 'if he was white'

Manchester City striker and his agent have made a string of outbursts this summer that appear to be an attempt to force a move away form the club

Fernando joined Manchester City from Porto

New Manchester City signing Fernando: It is an 'honour' to play alongside Yaya Toure at the Etihad Stadium

The former Porto midfielder revealed it is a 'dream' to have joined the Premier League champions

Striker Stevan Jovetic watches his shot head goal-bound as he opens the scoring

Stevan Jovetic to Inter Milan: Serie A club make 'third bid' for Manchester City striker - reports

City have twice rejected bids for the Montenegrin striker

Manchester City have launched their 2014/15 kit

New Manchester City kit: The shirt Manuel Pellegrini's Premier League champions will wear next season

The new shirt features a smart black v-neck to replace the white and black crew from 2013/14

Yaya Toure has reportedly demanded to leave Manchester City

Yaya Toure: Midfielder determined to leave Manchester City with Liverpool and Chelsea interested

An unnamed international team-mate claims the midfielder wants out

Former Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero has signed a three-year deal with Manchester City

Willy Caballero joins Manchester City: Former Malaga goalkeeper joins on a three-year deal

32-year-old worked under Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga

Ross Barkley has contributed seven goals from midfield this season

Ross Barkley to Manchester City: Champions 'considering £25m move' for England youngster

Jack Rodwell could be part of a potential deal for the 20-year-old

Manchester City latest: Samir Nasri 'will sign a new contract' at the Etihad next week

City midfielder has agreed a deal in principle with the Premier League champions

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