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

Blackburn owners vow to stick with manager Steve Kean

Blackburn's owners say they will stick with manager Steve Kean for at least the duration of his current two-and-a-half-year contract.

Ivanovic inspires as Chelsea turn corner

Chelsea 2 Blackburn Rovers 0: Blackburn caught napping at set-pieces as champions grind out victory

Mancini in the firing line as Santa Cruz makes his Rovers return

Roque Santa Cruz became the latest discarded Manchester City player to aim a swipe at Roberto Mancini after completing a move back to Blackburn.

Carlo Ancelotti laughs off Frank Lampard's comparison with Luiz Felipe Scolari

Carlo Ancelotti today laughed off Frank Lampard's claim the current atmosphere at Chelsea was like the final days under Luiz Felipe Scolari and revealed he had spoken to Roman Abramovich about the club's miserable run.

Roque Santa Cruz completes transfer to Blackburn

Blackburn have signed their former striker Roque Santa Cruz on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season.

Mancini: Fights in training are normal – I had five as a player

Having spent more than a year playing down the significance of spats and tiffs at Manchester City, Roberto Mancini has reiterated that he is not concerned about the seemingly regular scraps at the club's Carrington training ground.

Roque Santa Cruz and Shaun Wright-Phillips head for Manchester City exit

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has confirmed Roque Santa Cruz is almost certain to return to Blackburn within the coming days - and paved the way for Shaun Wright-Phillips' departure as well.

Real interested in Adebayor as striking cover

Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor may receive an unexpected chance of salvation at Real Madrid with a loan move to the Spanish giants, who appear genuinely interested in meeting his £170,000-a-week wages, a growing possibility.

£27m Dzeko sets sights on title as he signs for City

Manchester City completed the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko last night.

Manchester City in no rush to sign Edin Dzeko

Roberto Mancini is confident patience will prove to be a virtue in his pursuit of Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko.

'Jamie rang – he asked if we wanted Beckham'

Tottenham Hotspur traditionally thrive in years ending in a 1, and after such a promising 2010, their supporters are already anticipating a sustained assault on the Premier League title, not to mention the Champions League and FA Cup.

Bridge's loan move to West Ham blocked by City wage demand

Manchester City have told clubs wishing to secure loan-deals for their out-of-favour stars such as Emmanuel Adebayor, Roque Santa Cruz and Wayne Bridge this month that they will have to pay their wages in full.

Benfica reject Chelsea's bid but defender Luiz still hot property

Chelsea have had a £17 million bid rejected for the Benfica defender David Luiz, who is also interesting Manchester City ahead of the transfer window opening tomorrow.

Roque Santa Cruz rejects Lazio loan move

Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has rejected the chance to join Lazio on loan, according to the Italian club.

Roberto Mancini full of praise for Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko's chances of joining Premier League title chasers Manchester City have been boosted with a ringing endorsement from City's manager Roberto Mancini.

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