Sport Neymar lines up the trophies after Brazil defeated Spain to win the Confederations Cup in Rio de Janeiro

Word of his prowess grew on the web, where football fantasies are fed

Ireland: 'Robinho is a changed man'

Often a critic of attitude problems at City, Stephen Ireland has defended the Brazillian after rumours of his departure cast a shadow over the start of the club's trip to Abu Dhabi

Barcelona play down Robinho rumours

Barcelona technical secretary Txiki Begiristain has played down speculation linking the Catalans with a move for Manchester City forward Robinho.

City warn 'mischief makers' over Robinho transfer claim

Cook rules out Brazilian's sale after agents tell Abu Dhabi paper he is set to leave

Robinho staying at Manchester City insists Hughes

Mark Hughes insists Robinho's future still lies with Manchester City.

Hughes comes to defence of Bridge

Mark Hughes has launched a passionate defence of Wayne Bridge after his vicious Match of the Day caning by Alan Hansen.

Hughes hits out at TV pundits for Bridge jibes

City manager accuses BBC experts of superficiality after criticism of his full-back

Azpilicueta dismisses Manchester City rumours

Osasuna full-back Cesar Azpilicueta insists he has no plans to leave the club despite reported interest in his services from Manchester City.

Robinho affirms interest in Barcelona switch

Robinho believes his ambition to be the best player in the world would be better served playing for Barcelona than Manchester City, although he insists he is not trying to force a move away from the Barclays Premier League side.

Robinho unlikely to return until late November

Manchester City have been forced to put Robinho through a new regime of treatment on his ankle after being told that he is still another two weeks away from recovery having broken a bone in it.

Robinho injury woes continue

Manchester City star Robinho faces another fortnight out of action after suffering a setback in his recovery from a stress fracture of his ankle.

Barcelona deny further moves for Robinho

Barcelona have not approached Manchester City about their forward Robinho since the summer, according to the European champions' sporting director Txiki Begiristain.

Barcelona deny Robinho approach

Barcelona have not approached Manchester City about forward Robinho since the summer, according to sporting director Txiki Begiristain.

Robinho link with Barça is pure mischief, says Hughes

Mark Hughes really does need that lavishly assembled squad this weekend, with no fewer than 11 players injured or doubtful for Manchester City's visit to Wigan Athletic tomorrow.

Hughes plays down Robinho transfer talk

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes is adamant Robinho has a long-term future at Eastlands.

Swap deal for Henry could tempt Hughes

Mark Hughes did not revive the interest in Thierry Henry this summer that he had in the player in January but the prospect of a deal to bring him to Manchester City seems more likely after Robinho said it would be "fun" to play for Barcelona.

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