Here are your Manchester City morning headlines for Saturday 28 March.
Man City face losing battle to sign Koulibaly
Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is reportedly more likely to sign for Manchester United than Man City.
The Senegal international should be allowed to leave Italy this summer, and while it is understood City are keen to bolster their defensive options United are favourites to beat their rivals, and Real Madrid, to his signature.
Man Utd are reportedly willing to bid up to £75 million for the 29-year-old.
However, European football expert Julien Laurens believes Man City are very much in the race to sign Koulibaly.
“Koulibaly would be a hell of a signing for Pep, who's a big fan of his,” Laurens told ESPN. “So Man City I think will be up there with Man United.”
Carragher names two Man City players in his team of the season
Jamie Carragher has revealed his Premier League team of the season so far, naming Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero in his 11.
De Bruyne has been in brilliant form for City, closing in on the Premier League assist record and putting his name in the hat for PFA Player of the Year.
“Whether you support Manchester City or not, everybody loves watching Kevin De Bruyne,” Carragher told The Telegraph. “He is the only realistic challenger to the Liverpool stars for Player of the Season, and may even win it if there is a split in the voting for the Anfield contingent.”
"He is the most creative midfielder in the world and currently has 16 Premier League assists, four behind Thierry Henry’s record of 20,” he added. “It looks like he will eclipse that when play resumes.”
The former Liverpool defender also picked Aguero to play alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, choosing the Argentine above Roberto Firmino, Jamie Vardy, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“Aguero is too often overlooked,” Carragher said of his decision. "He averages a goal every 88 minutes in the Premier League, making him more prolific than Aubameyang (136 minutes) and Vardy (118 minutes).
“Firmino may complement Salah and Mane in this line-up more effectively, but this is one occasion where the claims of the Argentinian justify selection."
Stones’ future in doubt as Bonucci linked with move to Etihad
John Stones is “losing his battle” to stay at Man City amid interest in Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci, according to The Daily Star.
Pep Guardiola has reportedly become frustrated with Stones’ fitness issues and failure to make adequate progress over the last few years.
That would suggest time has run out for the England international, with Guardiola telling chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak to do whatever it takes to land Bonucci, according to the same report.
Bonucci is a powerful centre-back with the experience, leadership skills, and passing ability to forge a strong partnership with Aymeric Laporte at the back.