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England captain Harry Kane pictured in action against Ukraine at Euro 2020 on July 3, 2021
Pep Guardiola casts doubt on Harry Kane arrival at Manchester City
Pep Guardiola says that it is "not possible" to bring in certain players amid strong rumours that Manchester City are interested in Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Jul 6, 09:19
Fernandinho in action for Manchester City in January 2021
Fernandinho pens one-year contract extension at Man City
The club captain believes he still has targets to chase with City, including the Champions League.
Jun 29, 10:15
Kevin De Bruyne in action for Manchester City during the derby on March 7, 2021
Kevin De Bruyne signs two-year contract extension at Manchester City
The Belgium midfielder's existing deal at the Etihad Stadium was due to expire in 2023.
Apr 7, 10:34
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho pictured on November 8, 2020
Pep Guardiola jokes "maybe Mourinho is a doctor" regarding Sterling fitness
The Manchester City boss was responding to the Portuguese's claims about Raheem Sterling's fitness.
Nov 20, 22:43
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola pictured on November 8, 2020
Man City chief insists future of the club is "guaranteed" under Pep Guardiola
City's director of football hails Pep Guardiola for delivering attractive and winning football.
Nov 20, 10:29
Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez pictured in August 2020
Manchester City 'consider Diego Carlos, Jose Gimenez bids'
Manchester City are allegedly contemplating whether to move for either Diego Carlos or Jose Gimenez instead of Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
Sep 8, 09:16
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his 700th goal in their match against Atletico Madrid on June 30, 2020
Manchester City chief 'in Barcelona for Lionel Messi talks'
Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain is allegedly already in Barcelona in a bid to negotiate a deal for Lionel Messi.
Sep 1, 09:56
Ferran Torres in action for Valencia on October 2, 2019
Manchester City complete Ferran Torres signing
Manchester City complete the signing of 20-year-old Spanish winger Ferran Torres on a five-year deal from Valencia.
Aug 4, 20:03
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on July 2, 2020
Manchester City to organise warm-up friendly ahead of Real Madrid clash?
Deposed Premier League champions may play a friendly match as they focus on the Champions League.
Jul 27, 16:47
Leroy Sane pictured in a Bayern Munich top after joining the club from Manchester City
Bayern Munich confirm Leroy Sane signing from Manchester City
Bayern Munich confirm the signing of winger Leroy Sane from Manchester City on a five-year deal.
Jul 3, 08:15
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts on February 26, 2020
Manchester City confirm new Pep Guardiola assistant
Manchester City confirm the appointment of Juanma Lillo as Pep Guardiola's new assistant manager, replacing Mikel Arteta.
Jun 9, 17:02
Rangers' Ianis Hagi celebrates scoring their third goal on February 20, 2020
Ianis Hagi agent reveals Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur interest
Ianis Hagi's agent reveals that the Rangers loanee is on the radar of Premier League clubs Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Apr 5, 14:25
Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona on January 25, 2020
Manchester City 'monitoring Lionel Messi situation amid Barcelona fallout'
Manchester City are reportedly monitoring any developments with Lionel Messi's fallout with Barcelona ahead of a potential summer bid.
Feb 5, 23:09
Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal against Aston Villa on October 26, 2019
Manchester City 'open talks with Raheem Sterling'
Manchester City open talks with Raheem Sterling about a new deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the club's history, according to a report.
Nov 26, 20:07
Bernd Leno warms up prior to the Europa League group game between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava on September 20, 2018
Pep Guardiola 'wanted Bernd Leno at Manchester City in 2017'
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was interested in signing goalkeeper Bernd Leno, now at Arsenal, in 2017, according to sporting director Txiki Begiristain.
Oct 24, 09:54
Claudio Bravo in action for Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 5, 2018
Claudio Bravo in line for new Manchester City deal?
Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain hints that Claudio Bravo could be offered a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.
Oct 13, 14:42
Leroy Sane during a Germany training session on March 19, 2019
Pep Guardiola reveals Leroy Sane contract U-turn
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims that Leroy Sane was close to penning a new contract with the club last month.
Aug 2, 19:46
Vincent Kompany celebrates his crucial goal during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on May 6, 2019
Manchester City 'optimistic about new Vincent Kompany deal'
Vincent Kompany has been offered a 12-month contract extension by Manchester City, according to a report.
May 8, 14:40
Benfica's Joao Felix celebrates scoring their second goal against Frankfurt on April 11, 2019
Manchester City meet parents of Benfica prospect Joao Felix?
Manchester City's director of football Txiki Begiristain reportedly meets with the parents of Benfica youngster Joao Felix to discuss a potential summer transfer.
May 4, 09:34
Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri 'Rodrigo' pictured in February 2019
Manchester City to break transfer record for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri?
A report claims that Manchester City are ready to trigger the £60.6m release clause in Rodri's Atletico Madrid contract, making him their record purchase.
Apr 22, 23:17
Benfica's Joao Felix celebrates scoring their second goal against Frankfurt on April 11, 2019
Manchester City 'begin talks with Joao Felix agent'
Manchester City chief Txiki Begiristain reportedly meets with the agent of Benfica starlet Joao Felix to discuss a possible summer transfer for the 19-year-old attacker.
Apr 20, 23:22
Luka Jovic during a Serbia training session on March 19, 2019
Report: Manchester City chief Txiki Begiristain scouts Luka Jovic
Manchester City appear to have stepped up their interest in Luka Jovic as Txiki Begiristain reportedly watched the Eintracht Frankfurt striker up close on Thursday.
Apr 11, 23:45
Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri 'Rodrigo' pictured in February 2019
Manchester City chief to personally scout Atletico Madrid's Rodri?
Manchester City's sporting director Txiki Begiristain reportedly takes the opportunity to personally scout Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.
Apr 6, 13:02
Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling celebrates his second goal against Southampton on November 4, 2018
Pep Guardiola 'intervened to get Raheem Sterling deal over the line'
Pep Guardiola stepped in to ensure that Raheem Sterling would commit his future to Manchester City, according to a report.
Nov 11, 09:29
Phil Foden celebrates scoring for Manchester City in the EFL Cup on September 25, 2018
Manchester City 'stalling on new Phil Foden contract'
Manchester City are reportedly stalling on a new five-year deal for 18-year-old starlet Phil Foden in order to ensure that he keeps his feet on the ground.
Oct 1, 09:51
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in action during a Premier League clash in May 2018
Pep Guardiola coy on Raheem Sterling Manchester City contract talks
Pep Guardiola insists that everyone at Manchester City wants Raheem Sterling to sign a new contract but is unsure whether the winger will commit to the club.
Aug 5, 10:00
Riyad Mahrez in action for Leicester City on March 18, 2018
Txiki Begiristain: 'Riyad Mahrez one of most exciting Premier League players'
Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain believes that new signing Riyad Mahrez is "one of the Premier League's most exciting players".
Jul 10, 22:58
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola watches on during the Premier League clash with Brighton on May 9, 2018
Pep Guardiola: 'I will never manage Barcelona again'
Pep Guardiola has no intention of returning to Barcelona in the future as he does not believe that his previous success there can be replicated.
Jun 10, 16:23
Ederson celebrates City's equaliser during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson signs contract extension
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson agrees terms on a new deal to see him contracted to the Citizens for another seven years.
May 13, 22:34
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal on April 23, 2017
Pep Guardiola refuses to commit long-term future to Manchester City
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola suggests that he is in no hurry to sign a new contract, despite entering the final 12 months of his existing deal.
May 9, 10:32
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola at the Premier League match against West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Pep Guardiola to begin talks on new Manchester City contract
Pep Guardiola suggests that he will remain in charge of Manchester City beyond the end of next season if he still has the "energy and strength to keep going".
Apr 20, 20:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Manuel Pellegrini reveals biggest mistake that he made at Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini says that his biggest mistake during his time at Manchester City was indicating that he intends to leave the club after his third campaign.
Mar 6, 19:32
Aymeric Laporte in action for Athletic Bilbao in October 2015
French defender Aymeric Laporte completes Manchester City move
Manchester City announce the arrival of French centre-back Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao on a five-and-a-half-year contract.
Jan 30, 13:09
A general shot of the corner flag at the Etihad Stadium prior to Manchester City's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough on November 5, 2016
Fernandinho pens Manchester City contract extension
Fernandinho signs a new two-and-a-half-year deal at Manchester City to put an end to questions over his future.
Jan 19, 10:07
Pep Guardiola celebrates after the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Pep Guardiola 'requests £50m transfer budget'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reportedly requests a transfer budget of £50m in order to strengthen this month.
Jan 4, 10:01
Raheem Sterling doth protest too much during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk on September 26, 2017
Pep Guardiola wants long-term Raheem Sterling stay
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola insists that he wants youngster Raheem Sterling to stay at the club for the long term following his remarkable recent improvements.
Dec 1, 15:21
David Silva in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
David Silva signs Manchester City contract extension
David Silva signs a one-year contract extension with Manchester City, keeping him in place until 2020 - a full decade after joining from Valencia.
Nov 30, 14:06
Raheem Sterling doth protest too much during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk on September 26, 2017
Raheem Sterling to be rewarded with new Manchester City contract?
England international Raheem Sterling is one of three players Manchester City want to tie down to new long-term deals, according to a report.
Nov 12, 21:09
Kevin De Bruyne in action during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City on September 30, 2017
Kevin De Bruyne: 'No rush for new Manchester City contract'
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne says that there is no rush for him to sign a new deal with the club after his agent proposed talks of a new deal at the Etihad.
Oct 18, 16:59
A general shot of the corner flag at the Etihad Stadium prior to Manchester City's Premier League clash with Middlesbrough on November 5, 2016
Txiki Begiristain 'unsure of feelings on Champions League draw'
Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain 'does not know whether he is happy' with the outcome of the Champions League group-stage draw.
Aug 24, 21:44

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina24151453
United StatesUnited States20241660
JapanJapan175931
AustraliaAustralia1431431
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia12191344
Great BritainGreat Britain10101232
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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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