Sport

Zabaleta mulls options after farewell game for Manchester City

Zabaleta mulls options after farewell game for Manchester City

"I don't think there's any place for it (diving) in the game", Pulis said.

The Portuguese giants are said to be holding out for £80m for the duo, although City are only prepared to offer £63m at this stage as ultimately it's still a large chunk of the summer transfer kitty on these two players alone.

West Ham have been linked with a £20million bid for the Nigeria global but Guardiola only has eyes for Sunday's trip to Vicarage Road, where victory will assure City of third place.

"We are a much better team even now from the start of the season", the Serbia global added. We have won three in a row but we still have 95, 96 minutes to fight. It does not depend on Arsenal or Liverpool, it depends on us.

"By doing this we will try to lower the difference between us and Manchester City, who I think are one of the best teams". We travel to London for that.

"Every game has pressure". Against Middlesbrough we played with two strikers.

On City's performance this season he added: "We didn't fight until the end because two teams were better". There are many other cases where we can improve.




This is the first time as a coach that Guardiola has failed to win a trophy - and he knows City have to get better next season. "We have to have to work harder next season to reduce that gap". But it's exciting. Usually you find out a lot about the teams and the players in those kind of moments.

"When you leave an era like this, it's normal to feel sad", said the 55-year-old former Napoli and Inter Milan handler.

Defender John Stones, meanwhile, could return to the City starting line-up.

And the Telegraph now reports that Aguero and Guardiola will sit down to discuss the way forward, after City's final Premier League match at Watford on Sunday.

The Argentine right-back, 32, is leaving City after nine years at the club.

Manchester City expected XI (4-1-4-1): Willy Caballero, Fernandinho, Nicolas Otamendi, Vincent Kompany, Gael Clichy, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero.


  • Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

    Donald Trump arrives in Saudi Arabia

    Mr Sharif is among the 54 leaders who would join US President Donald Trump for the summit being held on Sunday. Saturday night, he'll attend a royal banquet at Murabba Palace followed by a tour of the National Museum.
    Man Arrested After Attempting To Breach Cockpit During Flight To Honolulu

    Man Arrested After Attempting To Breach Cockpit During Flight To Honolulu

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was briefed on the incident, according to a statement from the department. The airline said Flight 31, an Airbus A321 aircraft, landed safety at Honolulu International Airport at 11:35 a.m. local time.
    Basquiat's 'graffiti' masterpiece sells for $110m

    Basquiat's 'graffiti' masterpiece sells for $110m

    Sotheby's announced that the painting will be housed eventually in a museum based in Maezawa's hometown of Chiba, Japan. An worldwide audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognizes Ebeling as an expert.
  • Trump calls appointment of special counsel a 'witch hunt'

    Trump calls appointment of special counsel a 'witch hunt'

    If Mueller wraps up the probe relatively quickly and finds no damning evidence, that would also be a boon for the White House. Bush's administration leaked the name of Central Intelligence Agency operative Valerie Plame to reporters.

    Encana Corporation Posted losses of -0.28% in the Last Trade

    In our current pick, Encana Corporation (ECA ) has weekly volatility of 3.34%% while its monthly volatility value is at 3.74%%. Lone Pine Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Encana Corp during the fourth quarter worth about $245,230,000.

    Former US Congressman Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to sexting teenager

    Weiner will appear in federal court in New York Friday to enter the plea deal, but may have to wait several weeks for sentencing. Yet she agreed to be interviewed, with her father, " out of concern that Weiner may be sexting with other underage girls ".
  • Linking WannaCry Cyber Attacks to Pyongyang 'Ridiculous', Says North Korea

    Linking WannaCry Cyber Attacks to Pyongyang 'Ridiculous', Says North Korea

    Getting diplomacy going is likely to depend heavily on USA acquiescence, with the Trump Administration insisting diplomacy is a "failure".
    North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

    North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

    Speaking from the Pentagon, Mr Mattis said Washington is working internationally to find a diplomatic solution. The test triggered a new USA -backed push for a fresh round of United Nations sanctions against the North.

    Oil Inventories Fall More than Expected; Prices Rise

    Oil prices edged up on Wednesday after an industry group said US crude supplies fell by almost 6 million barrels last week. Oil output in Kazakhstan totaled 1.7 million barrels per day in 2016, according to the EIA.
  • Summer reading program at Sparta library

    Summer reading program at Sparta library

    In addition to the BINGO cards, the Library also has performances and workshops planned for kids in preschool through high school. For fresh ideas on what to read, click on Online Resources to visit the Reader's Page at www.tbscottlibrary.org, or visit T.B.
    Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term

    Iran election: Hassan Rouhani on course for second term

    He is subordinate to the supreme leader, who is chosen by a clerical panel and has the ultimate say over all matters of state. Joyful voters cast their ballots for the presidential election at a polling station in Tehran, Iran , Friday, May 19, 2017 .
    Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

    Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

    The city's majority-black City Council voted 6-1 in 2015 to approve the demolition of statues honoring Lee and Confederate Gen. The Jefferson Davis statue came down last week, and the Beauregard statue was dismantled earlier this week.