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Stones to cut short holiday to help Man City

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
12 Liverpool 0 0 0 0
13 Man City 0 0 0 0
14 Man Utd 0 0 0 0
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Balotelli uses England exit to hit back at 'insults'

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Manchester City's John Stones to cut short holiday to help Premier League title defence

John Stones admitted without the leadership at Man City from Pep Guardiola, he wouldn't be in the England set-up at the World Cup.
John Stones says England are well aware Diego Maradona isn't the Three Lions' biggest fan.
England may have their eyes set on Sweden, but John Stones still can't get over Colombia's aggression from the Three Lions' historic penalty shootout win.

John Stones is ready to cut short his summer break to start work early on Manchester City's title defence.

City's World Cup players have been given at least four weeks off with none of those involved at Russia -- including Ilkay Gundogan, who was knocked out at the group stage, set to be part of the preseason International Champions Cup in the United States.

And with seven of City's squad making it as far as the semifinals, Pep Guardiola faces going into the opening game of the season at Arsenal...

Manchester City furious with Napoli over Jorginho deal with Chelsea - sources

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis says highly sought after Jorginho will be joining Chelsea after recently reaching an agreement with the club.
After finally sealing a move to Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez says he has to perform and show that can play at the top level.
Riyad Mahrez cost Manchester City a club-record transfer fee, but the FC crew disagree about how the former Leicester star will fit into City's XI.

Manchester City are unlikely to do business with Napoli again after they pulled out of an agreement for midfielder Jorginho, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Italy international was a top target for Pep Guardiola but has now joined Chelsea on a five-year deal worth around €60 million.

City believe that Jorginho, 26, preferred a switch to the Premier League champions despite claims from Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis that he would rather move to London.

As recently as Thursday, Jorginho...

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez targeting Champions League glory

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Riyad Mahrez's arrival at Manchester City after becoming the club's record signing.
After finally sealing a move to Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez says he has to perform and show that can play at the top level.
Riyad Mahrez cost Manchester City a club-record transfer fee, but the FC crew disagree about how the former Leicester star will fit into City's XI.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson explains where he sees Riyad Mahrez fitting in at Man City and the players he will combine best with.

Riyad Mahrez didn't hesitate to sign for Manchester City despite facing a fight to force his way into Pep Guardiola's record-breaking side.

The Algerian winger completed a club-record £60 million move from Leicester City on Tuesday to become the club's first major signing of the summer.

Guardiola already has an impressive number of attacking choices to pick from with Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane firing City to 100 points with a record 106 goals last...

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Mario Balotelli uses England World Cup exit to hit back at fans 'who sent me stupid messages and insults'

Mario Mandzukic and Croatia completed their comeback in extra time, defeating England to advance to their first-ever World Cup final.
ESPN's Charlie Gibson takes in all the action and fanfare in Moscow as England's World Cup journey comes to an end at the hands of Croatia.
How do the young Three Lions recover after missing the chance to make a World Cup final?
Stewart Robson and Ross Dyer talk what Gareth Southgate got wrong in England's World Cup loss against Croatia
The Kwese studio team break down what went wrong for England on Croatia's game-winning goal.
Following Croatia's come-from-behind win, the ESPN FC guys dissect where it all went wrong for England in their World Cup semifinal.

Mario Balotelli responded to England's World Cup semifinal defeat to Croatia with a message on Instagram in which he said it was payback to all those who had insulted him down the years.

The former Manchester City and Liverpool forward posted an Instagram story of him watching the game with a friend, and the final picture he posted conveyed a message to the England fans who he accused of spoiling his two spells in the Premier League.

"I'm sorry.. because I love England but for those who sent me...

Chelsea, not Man City, nearing deal with Jorginho - Napoli chief

Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis says highly sought after Jorginho will be joining Chelsea after recently reaching an agreement with the club.
Gab Marcotti discusses the latest developments in the Conte-Sarri saga and what's keeping the former Napoli manager from moving to Stamford Bridge.
Gab Marcotti explains how Chelsea's managerial situation will play into Eden Hazard's decision to stay at Stamford Bridge or leave for Real Madrid.
The ESPN FC panel assess the rumours linking Napoli's Jorginho and Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez with moves to Manchester City.

Chelsea are close to completing a €65 million (£57.5m) combined deal to appoint Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach and sign Italy international midfielder Jorginho, Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis said.

Sarri has been Chelsea's top choice to replace Antonio Conte for months and they have been trying to extricate the 59-year-old from his contractual obligation to Napoli since late May without success, with De Laurentiis holding out for a reported €8m (£7m) in compensation.

A...