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Man City approach agent over former Chelsea winger

Man City want to bring De Bruyne back to England. Credit: PA

Man City have been in touch with Kevin de Bruyne's agent about bringing the former Chelsea winger back to the Premier League.

De Bruyne has been in scintillating form for Wolfsburg this season, scoring 15 Bundesliga goals and providing an astonishing 26 assists.

Speaking to the Guardian, De Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster said:

I have met the people from Man City and we know each other. I’ve never spoken to anyone from Manchester United but a lot of other clubs have been in touch to find out some general information.

I think with the season Kevin has had if we didn’t have these questions then there would be something wrong. I saw [Mino] Raiola’s quotes about taking 20 phone calls a day regarding Paul Pogba and it’s the same situation for me and probably for the agent of Memphis Depay at the moment.

– Kevin de Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster


David Silva returns to training at Man City

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has returned to training, the club have reported.

Thankfully Silva's injury isn't as bad as first feared. Credit: PA

Silva looked to have been seriously injured on Sunday when he was caught in the face by an elbow from West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate.

The Spain international received around eight minutes of treatment on the field at the Etihad Stadium before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to hospital for examination.

But tests revealed the 29-year-old had suffered no fractures and the club were hopeful he could make swift return to action.

That could now be possible with Silva pictured giving cameras a thumbs-up gesture as he returned to training on Tuesday, although he will continue to be monitored this week.

Aston Villa and Reading charged for crowd trouble

Villa fans invade the pitch after beating rivals West Brom in the quarter-finals. Credit: PA

Aston Villa and Reading have been charged in relation to crowd disturbances occurring after their FA Cup quarter-final matches, the Football Association has announced.

It is alleged that Villa and Reading failed to prevent spectators encroaching on the pitch following the clubs' sixth-round victories against West Brom and Bradford respectively.

Both clubs have until Thursday to respond to the charge.

Angel Di Maria revels new Man United inspired tattoo

The winger got his Man United number tattooed on his arm. Credit: @elangelito22

Angel Di Maria has done his best to end any summer transfer speculation by getting the number '7' he wears at Man United permanently inked on his arm.

The Argentine winger has been linked with a big money move to PSG this season despite having joined the Red Devils less than 12 months ago for a British record £59.7m.


Former Man Utd boss: 'It's worst Premier League ever'

Moyes hasn't been impressed by the Premier League this season. Credit: PA

Former Man United and Everton manager David Moyes believes we may just be witnessing the worst Premier League ever.

The Scottish manager took over at Real Sociedad in the summer after a disappointing spell at Man United was brought to a premature end by the club's directors after nine months.

Speaking to BT Sport, the 51 year-old said:

From my opinion, I think it's as poor a Premier League as I've seen, maybe since the start of the Premier League.

When you think of the great players who have graced the Premier League and the teams, I look at this year and I don't see that. I see good teams, very good teams and some great players, but I just don't see the competition the way it was in years gone by.

– Real Sociedad manager David Moyes

Four Real Madrid first team stars set to miss Atletico tie

Real Madrid are without the injured Gareth Bale. Credit: Reuters

Real Madrid will be without Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Luke Modric and Marcelo for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Atletico.

The defending champions host neighbours Atletico following last week's goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon knowing that conceding a goal on Wednesday will make their task even more difficult because of the away goals rule.

Even more concerning for Madrid, they have failed to beat Atletico for seven consecutive games and this is something which must change for them to progress unless they win a penalty shootout.

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