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The Premier League, EFL and FA have reportedly drawn up contingency plans in the event of a mass shut-down of sporting events amid concerns over the spreading of the coronavirus.

Premier League: Only players with coronavirus will be quarantined

Only individual Premier League players who test positive for coronavirus will be quarantined rather than whole squads as plans for Project Restart gather pace.
British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, has hired Manchester City star Sergio Aguero to host Spanish lessons for children.

Sergio Aguero: Most football players scared of returning

Premier League clubs remain determined to finish the 2019/20 campaign and are due to receive ‘Project Restart’ proposals at a meeting on Friday about how the season could resume as early as June 8.
Manchester United are reportedly closely monitoring the situation of contract rebel Saul Niguez, although may face competition from Manchester City for the Atletico Madrid midfielder.

Saul Niguez sparks transfer row between Manchester United, City

Manchester United and rivals Manchester City are set for a transfer battle over Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez after contract negotiations between the player and his club hit the rocks.
Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 26, 2020. (AFP)

Pep Guardiola warns Manchester City after Real Madrid win

Pep Guardiola warned his Manchester City players that Real Madrid is more than capable of a Champions League fightback after a historic 2-1 last 16, first-leg win for the English champions at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Liverpool fans laud Roberto Firmino after match-winning display against Tottenham

Lucas Leiva backs Roberto Firmino to break his Liverpool games record

Former Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva believes it is only a matter of time before Roberto Firmino breaks his record for the most Reds games as a Brazilian.
Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness has revealed the real cause of Manchester City’s problems this season.

Graeme Souness: Why Manchester City keep losing matches

Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness has revealed the real cause of Manchester City’s problems this season.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Manchester City click into gear as they chase cup glory

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will not retain their Premier League title barring a spectacular Liverpool implosion, but the form book suggests the Catalan could still end up celebrating a trophy-laden season.
Manchester United are considering a January swoop for Tottenham star Harry Winks as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen his injury-ravaged midfield this month.

Report: Manchester United and Manchester City considering move for Tottenham’s Harry Winks

Manchester City are not expected to remain busy in the January transfer window as most of their business will be done next summer. However, they are working on bolstering their defence and the midfield.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Manchester City ‘offer’ €45 million for Leicester defender

Manchester City have offered €45 million for Leicester City central defender Çaglar Söyüncü, according to Turkish outlet Aksam as translated by ‘ManCity Türkiye‘.
Pep Guardiola has conceded the title race could be over against Liverpool

Pep Guardiola: Fernandinho expected to extend stay at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola expects Brazil midfielder Fernandinho to sign a new contract with Manchester City before his current deal expires at the end of this season, the Premier League champions’ coach said on Friday.

Fernandinho: Manchester City need to fight for Champions League spot

Fernandinho admits Manchester City are in danger of missing out on a top-four finish and Champions League qualification this term.
Raheem Sterling won a penalty that Ilkay Gundogan converted and Gabriel Jesus struck after the break to move City within a point of their second-placed visitors, who remain 10 behind leaders Liverpool.

Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus complete Manchester City’s comeback in 3-1 win against Leicester City

Manchester City came from behind to win 3-1 at home to Leicester City in a vital victory for their slim Premier League title hopes.
Pep Guardiola's current Manchester City contract expires in 2021

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City won’t make January signings

The champions are 11 points adrift of leaders Liverpool following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle and have struggled with injury problems during the first four months of the season.
Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.

Vincent Kompany: Manchester City don’t need to sign a defender

Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.

Fernandinho: Manchester City are going to Liverpool to win

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says the Citizens are going to Liverpool on Sunday to win as they aim to close the gap on their title rival.

Fernandinho: I have no plans to retire now

“When I feel happy and motivated to play every day this is important. To train happy and fresh everyday so until I don’t feel like this, I will play, but I don’t want to say until 37, 38, 40; we shall see,” he told Manchester Evening News.
Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring for Manchester City against Dinamo Zagreb this season. Alex Livesey - Danehouse-Getty Images

Raheem Sterling sparkles as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-0

Manchester City closed the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool to three points as Raheem Sterling inspired a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
England ace Raheem Sterling was the star of the show as Manchester City came from a goal behind to thrash Serie A side Atalanta 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

Raheem Sterling bags hat-trick as Manchester City thump Atalanta

Raheem Sterling scored an 11-minute hat-trick and had a hand in all five goals as Manchester City came from behind to thump Italian side Atalanta 5-1 in their Champions League Group C encounter on Tuesday.

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