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Simon Rice and Tom Sheen preview Manchester City's crunch game at the Stadio Olimpico

Man City: The price of revolution? £130m please

Mancini's spending spree will be biggest of any English club ever, but City see it as only way to smash the cartel.

Chelsea issue warning to Drogba suitors

Chelsea have warned Europe's top clubs Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is not for sale.

Manchester City linked with Drogba swoop

Manchester City have rubbished claims by Didier Drogba's agent that the club have been in contact about signing the Chelsea striker.

Yaya Toure expects return to Barcelona

New Manchester City signing Yaya Toure admits he was sad to leave Barcelona but says he will return to the Catalan club one day.

Manchester City complete Yaya Toure transfer

Manchester City have announced the signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure from Barcelona on a five-year deal.

Arsenal exit not certain says Fabregas

Arsenal playmaker Cesc Fabregas has admitted he could stay at the Emirates Stadium next season.

Manchester City agree deal for Silva

Manchester City have reached agreement with Valencia to sign Spain forward David Silva.

Ibrahimovic wants to stay at Barcelona

The agent of Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has once again reiterated his client's desire to remain at Camp Nou next season.

Yaya Toure set for Manchester City switch

Barcelona have confirmed that both French striker Thierry Henry and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure are set to leave the club in the near future.

Ivory Coast held by Portugal

Ivory Coast 0 Portugal 0

Barcelona candidate dreams of Fabregas transfer

Barcelona presidential candidate Marc Ingla has revealed he dreams of unveiling Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas as his first new signing if he wins Sunday's election.

Arsenal target Yaya Toure is too expensive says agent

The agent of Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure says the Catalan club are asking for too much money for the Ivory Coast international.

Pique says Fabregas is focused on World Cup

Gerard Pique insists Spain team-mate Cesc Fabregas is calm and focused on the World Cup despite ongoing speculation about where the Arsenal captain might be playing his club football next season.

Arsenal must 'toughen up' says van Persie

Robin van Persie maintains Arsenal need to "toughen up" next season.

Mourinho's Inter reach Champions League final

Barcelona 1 Inter Milan 0 (Inter Milan win 3-2 on aggregate)
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The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
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