Here are the latest Manchester City evening headlines on Thursday August 6.
Barcelona to land Eric Garcia after he tells City he wants to leave
Eric Garcia has turned down a new contract at Manchester City and is now set to leave the club.
Garcia, 19, joined the club from Barcelona and is now poised to return to Spain despite a strong season at the Etihad.
The defender's contract with City expires next summer, but the club will be eager to try and sell him this summer to avoid losing him for free next year.
Barca have been keen to re-sign the player this summer following his departure from their academy at the age of 16. Garcia is a lifelong Barca fan, and it is believed he would jump at the chance to return home to the club.
Man City confirmed the signing of Nathan Ake this week, but they will likely be back in the market for a defender, with Pep Guardiola confirming the situation in his press conference.
"He announced to us he doesn't want to extend his contract with City," he said. "He has one more year and then after that, he doesn't want to extend. We wanted to but he doesn't want to. We imagine he wants to play in another place."
Rodri says Man City are better than Real Madrid but sends warning to teammates
Rodri has claimed Manchester City are better than Real Madrid - but stressed they must prove it on the pitch.
The Spanish midfielder was also quick to warn his teammates that history means their opponents are always a dangerous side to face.
City will head into a Champions League last 16 home leg against Real Madrid on Friday knowing the newly-crowned La Liga champions will do everything in their power to overturn City's 2-1 lead from the first leg.
"They are more than a team. They have that way of playing. You can never relax," he said. "They always come back. They are the biggest team in this competition.
"But now distances between teams are not so narrow. We have a better team, the better squad and if we do things well, things will be good for us. We have to show it on the pitch.
"That's just a general opinion of mine. I think we have got a better team but words are worthless if you can't generate that on the field.
"I would just say we are a side that is full of goals with talented players in every position, every area of the field and everyone can contribute with scoring but it is useless to say that if we don't show it out on the park.
"We have to play well and match Real Madrid in what they may have better than us which is more experience than us and the mentality - and if we can match that it will decide. But I think we have a good chance."
You can read his full quotes here.
Pep Guardiola gives Sergio Aguero injury update ahead of Man City v Real Madrid
Sergio Aguero is losing his battle to be fit for Manchester City's Champions League meeting with Real Madrid.
Pep Guardiola has spoken with optimism about the chances of Aguero being able to join the squad, with the striker undergoing surgery on a meniscus problem two weeks ago.
Asked if the Argentine could see action in what remains of this season, Guardiola said: "Right now, I don't know. He is still in Barcelona.
"He is getting better. I spoke with the doctors. Everything is like I thought but he is still in Barcelona. Hopefully."