YAYA TOURE

Yaya Toure left out Manchester City’s Champions League Squad

PEP GUARDIOLA has continued to show his ruthless side by axing Yaya Toure from Manchester City’s Champions League squad. The Ivorian, whose future has been in doubt ever since the Spaniard took charge of the club, will play no part in City’s European adventure. Guardiola faced the dilemma of banishing one of his overseas stars with UEFA demanding each

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PAUL POGBA

Barcelona have confirmed that they had an agreement with Pogba before he joined Man. Utd

Barcelona claim to have turned down the chance to sign Paul Pogba before his world-record move to Manchester United. Barca director of sporting institutional relations, Albert Soler, made the revelation while speaking at press conference to discuss the La Liga champions’ transfer dealings. Pogba was one of the players discussed at the said conference, and Soler revealed Barca

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SISSOKO AND LLORIS

Lloris convinced me – Sissoko

Moussa Sissoko has revealed Hugo Lloris played a key role in convincing him to join Tottenham. The France international secured his £30m Deadline Day switch to White Hart Lane just minutes before the window slammed shut. Everton were the frontrunners to sign the former Newcastle midfielder until Spurs’ late intervention, and the 27-year-old has revealed Lloris was one of

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Marcus Rashford

Jose Mourinho tells Marcus Rashford he has no guarantees… despite becoming Manchester United’s goal hero in stoppage time at Hull

Marcus Rashford gave a reminder of his talents to both Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce with his last-gasp winner at Hull City but he still may have to wait for a starting place with Manchester United or England. Rashford, 18, maintained United’s 100 per cent league record in injury-time with a poacher’s finish from Wayne

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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Guardiola’s Man City to face Barcelona in Champions League group stage

Pep Guardiola will return to Camp Nou this season after Manchester City drew Barcelona in the Champions League group stages. City will also meet Celtic, who came through the qualifiers this week, and Borussia Mönchengladbach, while Arsenal take on Paris St-Germain, Basel and Ludogorets in Group A. Leicester City, in their first Champions League, will

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