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May 26

Manchester City close in on signing Monaco’s Bernardo Silva – video

Bernardo Silva is set to join Manchester City from Monaco in a deal worth £60m, becoming the most expensive player in the club’s history. The 22-year-old midfielder is expected to sign a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium as Pep Guardiola looks to strengthen his squad over the summer

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May 26

West Ham sign Pablo Zabaleta after defender’s release by Manchester City

• Full-back signs two-year deal with east London club
• Alvaro Arbeloa, Jonathan Calleri and Gokhan Tore all exit

West Ham have signed the former Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta. The Argentina full-back will join the London club on a two-year deal from 1 July, when his contract with City expires having been released at the Etihad Stadium.

“This is an absolute pleasure to be part of West Ham,” Zabaleta told West Ham TV. “I hope I can give you good moments. Of course, I come to the club to enjoy myself and hopefully we can have a very successful time.”

Related: Monaco’s Bernardo Silva set to join Manchester City for £60m

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/26/west-ham-united-sign-pablo-zabaleta-manchester-city

May 26

Monaco’s Bernardo Silva set to join Manchester City for £60m

• Midfielder to become Pep Guardiola’s first summer signing
• Silva, 22, part of Monaco squad who reached Champions League semi-finals

Pep Guardiola is to break Manchester City’s transfer record by signing Monaco’s Bernardo Silva for £60m. The midfielder is expected to sign a five-year contract with the Premier League club on Friday.

Guardiola is determined to move swiftly in the transfer market this summer after failing to win a trophy in his first season at the Etihad and had earmarked the 22-year-old Monaco midfielder as one of his top targets.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/26/manchester-city-bernardo-silva-record-transfer

May 25

Jesús Navas, Willy Caballero and Gaël Clichy join Manchester City mini-exodus

• All four players were out of contract this summer
• Future remains uncertain for Touré, Hart, Nasri, Bony and Mangala

Manchester City have confirmed the departures of Jesús Navas, Gaël Clichy, Willy Caballero and Bacary Sagna. All four players were out of contract this summer.

Navas spent four years at the club, making 77 Premier League starts, with Clichy leaving after six years’ service and more than 200 appearances. Caballero joined City in 2014. Sagna, who moved from Arsenal in 2014, made 85 appearances for the club.

Related: Wayne Rooney: ‘I’ve made my mind up on my future and have lots of offers’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/25/jesus-navas-gael-clichy-willy-caballero-manchester-city-mini-exodus

May 25

Caballero one of four to leave Man City

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero, winger Jesus Navas and defenders Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna leave Man City after their contracts expire.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40050107

May 25

How Georgi Kinkladze showed up Premier League’s early inability to evolve

Talented Georgian No10 was bought by Manchester City in 1995 but attempts to build a team around him failed partly because of English fixation with 4-4-2

The end of the Premier League’s 25th campaign provides an opportune moment to marvel at the division’s tremendous tactical and technical development during its first quarter of a century. At its inaugural season in 1992-93 the Premier League was largely based around 4-4-2, long balls and getting it in the mixer; 25 years on it is about 3-4-2-1, intricate combination play and gegenpressing.

The most significant progress occurred during the mid-1990s. There were various contributing factors: the backpass law meant teams were obliged to become more comfortable in possession, the huge surge in broadcasting revenue meant English football could attract top players and the end of the three-foreigner rule inevitably changed teams’ approach significantly. On its first weekend, in August 1992, only 11 non-British or Irish players started for the Premier League’s 22 clubs combined. By the end of the decade foreign managers were dominant and Chelsea had fielded an all-foreign starting XI. English football, traditionally slow to embrace tactical innovations from abroad, opened its eyes. It was a period of remarkable change and tremendous excitement.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/25/premier-league-georgi-kinkladze-manchester-city-tactics

May 24

Toure zai taimakawa wadanda harin Manchester ya shafa

Yaya Toure tare da mai kula da harkokin wasansa za su bayar da taimakon fam 100,000, domin taimakawa wadanda harin Manchester Arena ya rutsa da su.

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May 24

Man City’s Toure & agent to donate £100K

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and his agent will donate £100,000 to help the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40028571

May 24

David Squires on … Manchester, a city united

Our cartoonist on why a terrorist attack won’t stop the people of Manchester from living, loving and going to the football

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2017/may/24/david-squires-on-manchester-a-city-united

May 23

The Dozen’s dozen: our pick of this season’s best Premier League photos

As the curtain comes down on the 2016-17 Premier League season, we’ve had a look through our weekly roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight and picked out our favourite 12 pictures

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/gallery/2017/may/23/the-dozens-dozen-the-seasons-best-premier-league-photos

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