Orchestrating everything is Messi, an all-round genius who could run past four players or pick out a runner on the far side with a no-look pass. There’s no way to tell.

Rio Ferdinand tells a story in his autobiography about the time he asked Thierry Henry to pick a favourite between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Mes(...)

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

Arsenal The three most obvious positions where Arsenal require an upgrade are goalkeeper, centre-forward and defensive midfielder. In goal Wojc(...)

Swansea City’s Gylfi Sigurdsson scores his team’s first goal against Manchester City. Photo: Glyn Kirk/Getty Images

Swansea City 2-4 Manchester City Maybe this was Yaya Touré’s way of bowing out in style and showing Manchester City what they could be missing. Fo(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has credit for winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season with Manchester City. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager for next season after the club’s hierarchy reviews the Chilean’s performance, a pr(...)

Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure listens during the launch of the FIFA’s Anti-Discrimination Monitoring System at Wembley Stadium in west London on May 12th, 2015. Photograph: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has called for “radical sanctions” against countries with racist fans as Fifa launched a monitoring system designed to c(...)

Yaya Toure was the victim of racist abuse during Manchester City’s Champions League game against CSKA Moscow. Photograph: Getty

Fifa is to announce a new system of match observers to monitor incidents of racism and discrimination at World Cup qualifiers in the build up to the 2(...)

Juventus’ French midfielder Paul Pogba  fights for the ball with Cagliari’s Brazilian forward Joao Pedro during the  Serie A match at Juventus Stadium. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester City’s determination to prise Paul Pogba from Juventus has led to Yaya Touré being offered as a makeweight in a deal for the Frenchman, who(...)

Yaya Toure missed last Sunday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur with a hamstring injury and looks to be exiting Manchester City this summer. Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA

Yaya Toure’s future at Manchester City has been thrown into further doubt after his outspoken agent suggested the midfielder is near certain to leave (...)

Yaya Touré has had an inconsistent season for Manchester City. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Yaya Touré’s representative is to hold talks with Manchester City after confirming he has received “different offers” for the midfielder.Touré’s futur(...)

Sergio Agüero scores Manchester City’s second goal against West Ham during the  Premier League game at the  Etihad Stadium. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 This was the easy and controlled performance that has been missing in action recently for Manchester City. True, W(...)