Samir Nasri: left out of the French squad but ready to sign a new long-term deal with Premier League champions  Manchester City. Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Samir Nasri is expected to sign a new five-year deal at Manchester City when the Frenchman finishes his holiday, with the club hopeful that Joe Hart,(...)

Manchester City’s captain Vincent Kompany and manager Manuel Pellegrini pose  with the English Premier League trophy. Photograph:   Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0: Samir Nasri and Vincent Kompany scored the goals as Manchester City reclaimed the Barclays Premier League title with a c(...)

Edin Dzeko  scores  Manchester City’s  second goal during the  Premier League match against Everton  at Goodison Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Everton 2 Manchester City 3: Manchester City assumed pole position in the title race with a 3-2 win but Everton gave the conspiracy theories short shr(...)

Connor Wickham of Sunderland scores his  second under pressure from Fernandinho of Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City 2 Sunderland 2 This was a sho(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure (left) celebrates his third goal with   Aleksandar Kolarov during the Barclays Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov has revealed he did consider leaving the club last summer. The Serbia international was link(...)

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri celebrates after scoring the second against   Sunderland in the English League Cup final . Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Manchester City 3 Sunderland 1 They were flashes of brilliance. For(...)

James McClean of Wigan Athletic celebrates his winning goal during the  FA Cup fourth-round match against Crystal Palace at the DW Stadium. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

FA Cup fourth round round-up: Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City staged a dramatic second-half fightback to avoid an FA Cup shock wit(...)

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul (r) protests to referee Mike Jones after Cheick Tiote’s (c) strike was ruled out. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo scored as Manchester City moved to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a con(...)

Manchester City’s Fernandinho scores a  against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Swansea City 2 Manchester City 3: Another three goals and another three points made it seven straight wins for Manuel Pellegrini’s team, who survived (...)

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet fails to stop a shot from Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City (right) during the Premier League game  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Manchester City preserved their 100 per cent home record at the expense of Liverpool’s attempt to climb back to the top(...)