Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has denied he is punishing skipper Vincent Kompany for playing for Belgium. Photograph: Reuters

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Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as Manchester City routed Bournemouth at the Etihad. Photograph: PA

Manchester City 5 Bournemouth 1 Raheem Sterling hit a first-half hat-trick and Wilfried Bony struck twice as Barclays Premier League leaders Ma(...)

Belgium’s Vincent Kompany celebrates after winning against Israel during their final Euro 2016 group B qualifyier. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Vincent Kompany seems set to return to action for Manchester City this weekend after playing close to an hour for Belgium on Tuesday. The influential (...)

Manchester City are weighing up an improved offer for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling. Photograph: Afp

Manchester City are weighing up an improved second bid for Raheem Sterling after going in strategically low with their first attempt to persuade Liver(...)

Petr Cech could leave Chelsea in search of regular football, with Arsenal potential suitors. Photograph: Reuters

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Chris Smalling is mobbed by his Manchester United team mates after he scored United’s fourth in their 4-2 win over Manchester City. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United 4 Manchester City 2These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester Unite(...)

FA are looking to use the success of Tottenham’s Harry Kane to reduce the number of non-home grown players from the league. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The Football Association will push English clubs to unearth their own Harry Kane next season by making it harder for foreign players to secure work pe(...)

Manchester City’s  Yaya Toure shows his frustration during the loss to  Barcelona on Wednesday. Toure is among those who maybe be sold during the summer. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

This could be the summer of the great Manchester City revolution. Not since Sheikh Mansour became owner in 2008 will there have been as seismic a sha(...)

Burnley’s  George Boyd celebrates scoring a goal against Manchester City with team-mates  Kieran Trippier and Danny Ings. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Burnley 1 Manchester City 0George Boyd struck a stunning second-half winner as Burnley enhanced their survival hopes by further ravaging Manchester Ci(...)