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Man City starlet signs new three-year deal

Brahim Diaz has committed himself to City. Credit: PA

One of Manchester City's brightest prospects, Brahim Diaz, has signed a new three-year deal with the Premier League leaders.

Spanish teenager Diaz has shone in the youth ranks at City after joining from Malaga in 2015 and recently made his first team debut in the League Cup against Swansea.

I couldn't be happier signing my first professional contract with City.

I only found out last week and it was amazing for me. This is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I’m really happy at City and my family is very happy in Manchester.

It’s a dream for me and a big moment. I want to keep that dream going and hopefully I will get more opportunities to train with the first team.

– Brahim Diaz


Guardiola: De Bruyne injury 'a pity' for Manchester City

De Bruyne has been arguably the Premier League's outstanding player this season. Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola says it was "a pity" that Kevin De Bruyne was forced off with a hamstring injury during Manchester City's 3-1 win over Swansea City, but admits he doesn't yet know how serious the problem is.

De Bruyne has been in rampant form so far this season and notched two assists for City at the Liberty Stadium before limping off the pitch in the 81st minute.

From the way he reacted, I think it's a muscular injury but I am not a doctor.

I don't know how serious it is so we will travel back and then see what the doctor says.

It's a pity as Kevin is an important player for us. That's why we have to have a big squad as everyone will help us.

– Guardiola press conference

Yaya Toure agent continues Guardiola offensive

Yaya Toure has been told he won't play again for Pep Guardiola until Dimitri Seluk apologises. Credit: PA

Yaya Toure's agent Dimitri Seluk has taken another swipe at Pep Guardiola by calling on the Manchester City hierarchy to rebuke their manager over his treatment of the Ivorian.

Guardiola left Toure out of City's Champions League squad and is refusing consider picking the 33-year-old again unless Seluk apologises for a series of derogatory public comments.

They must say to Guardiola, ‘Yaya is our family’. How is it possible to speak like this? It is not correct to do that. It is not correct to give up on a top-class player. But this is his decision - he is a good coach but his personality is s***.

If Yaya is on the field or not, everyone will ask: ‘What is this decision from Guardiola?’

Normally a person cannot make a decision like this. And it is England, not North Korea or Afghanistan — so people will discuss whether it is right and they will have their opinions.

OK, Guardiola has won matches this season, so everyone must only see his fantastic football.

But his personality is far from great. I repeat the message from everywhere that he has been from Barcelona to Bayern Munich. Many people don’t like him.

Many people don’t understand how it is possible to do what he has done with players.

– Seluk to the Sun


Pep Guardiola: Aguero can be 'better'

Guardiola believes Aguero can get even better Credit: PA

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that he wants to make star striker Sergio Aguero a better player after the Argentinian returned from suspension with two goals in a 3-1 victory over Swansea.

City made it a perfect six Premier League wins from six under Guardiola after Aguero scored in each half - including a 65th-minute penalty after Michael van der Hoorn brought down Kevin de Bruyne.

"Congratulations to him (Aguero), especially for his first goal," Guardiola said. "I am so happy for him, but he knows I want more.

"He can play better, he can make other things that are going to help us.

"In the box, he is going to help us a lot. His first control for the opening goal was outstanding, but I want to help him be a better player."

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Man City confirm Kompany has suffered a groin injury

Kompany has been plagued by injury problems since joining Man City. Credit: PA

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is facing another lay-off after the club confirmed the Belgian has suffered a groin injury.

Kompany felt pain late in Wednesday's EFL Cup third-round win at Swansea, which had been his first appearance of the season, and left the field moments before full-time.

The club are still to learn the full extent of the problem and no date has been put on the 30-year-old's potential return.

There is some good news in that the injury is not connected to the calf complaints which blighted Kompany's 2015-16 campaign, but it is the latest in a long line of setbacks to have hampered his career.

The influential centre-back has now suffered 34 injuries since joining City in 2008.

His most recent absence came after he sustained a thigh injury in the Champions League semi-final loss to Real Madrid in May. He missed the final two games of last season and the first eight of the new campaign.

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