Sport Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak looks on from the in the stands at the Etihad Stadium

City reported losses of £51.6m for 2012/13, down from £97.9m the previous year

Santa Cruz to miss start of season

City manager Hughes will not rush £17m striker back into action after surgery

Blackburn secure deals for strike duo

Blackburn have struck deals to take young strikers Nikola Kalinic and Franco Di Santo to Ewood Park.

Uefa issue financial warning to Premier League

English Premier League clubs risk financial ruin if they attempt to compete with the spending power of Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City, Uefa general secretary David Taylor said today.

Premier League comings and goings

ARSENAL In: Thomas Vermaelen (Ajax, £11m). Out: Emmanuel Adebayor (Manchester City, £25m), Kolo Touré (Manchester City, £16m).

Hughes insists players are joining Manchester City to win medals

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes insists players are coming to Eastlands for the prospect of medals, not big money.

City raise stakes with £19m Lescott bid

Joleon Lescott was the subject of a renewed £19m bid from Manchester City last night that increased the pressure on Everton to sell their England international defender. It came on the day that City sealed Kolo Touré's £15m transfer and gave Nedum Onuoha a new contract.

Toure completes Manchester City switch

Manchester City have confirmed that Kolo Toure is moving to Eastlands on a four-year contract.

Manchester City can win league says O'Neill

Martin O'Neill believes big-spending Manchester City should be considered among the favourites to claim this season's Barclays Premier League title.

IoS transfer merry-go-round

ARSENAL: In: Thomas Vermaelen (Ajax). Out: *Amaury Bischoff, *Rui Fonte, Emmanuel Adebayor (Man City).

Hughes' shopping spree can hit new mark

They've only just begun. Spending by Premier League clubs since the end of last season has reached about £200m, but could well match last summer's record of £500m by the 31 August deadline. Like most football finance – including debt – the figure has risen virtually every year, from £215m in 2003 to last year's new high.

City's new recruits get the most out of Africa

Winning South Africa's Vodacom Challenge was never likely to dislodge the banner which has been a fixture at Old Trafford's Stetford End since around the start of the millennium and presently reads, "33 years" – the number since Manchester City last won a serious trophy – but Mark Hughes would have valued delivering to Abu Dhabi just the scintilla of prestige which the tournament offers.

Sheffield United seal £3m Evans transfer

Sheffield United have signed striker Ched Evans from Manchester City in a deal which could cost up to £3m.

Redknapp backs Manchester City title hopes

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Manchester City are just two signings short of becoming a side capable of challenging for the Premier League title.

Caicedo's departure cuts bloated forward line

The Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo has moved to Sporting Lisbon on loan after conceding that dropping down the pecking order at Eastlands is inevitable.

Caicedo joins Sporting Lisbon on loan

Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo is looking for a fresh start with Sporting Lisbon after dropping down the pecking order at Eastlands.

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