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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.

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Pep Guardiola has no time for Man City rumours

Pep is staying put. Credit: Reuters

Pep Guardiola insists there is no chance of him leaving Bayern Munich this summer.

The Catalan, who has repeatedly been linked with the Manchester City job, is facing the prospect of going out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, with his side 3-1 down to Porto going into their second leg on Tuesday.

Guardiola is under contract with the Bundesliga giants until 2016, though, and plans to honour the deal.

"I will also be working here next year," he said at a press conference.

That is despite the fact Guardiola knows a club of Bayern's stature demands European as well as domestic success.

"I know what club I am at. It is not enough to be champions here. It is not enough to be cup winners here. Only the treble is enough," he said.

Man City's Silva escapes cheekbone fracture

Tests show David Silva has not suffered a fractured cheekbone and he will be closely monitored this week, Manchester City have announced

Silva was caught by an elbow from Hammers midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate in the second half of City's 2-0 Barclays Premier League success at the Etihad Stadium.

The 29-year-old Spain playmaker was carried off on a stretcher after receiving around eight minutes of treatment and taken to hospital for examination.

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Man City facing anxious wait over Silva

Silva hurt his cheeckbone after a stray elbow. Credit: PA

Manchester City are waiting to learn the extent of the serious-looking injury suffered by David Silva in Sunday's comfortable win over West Ham.

Silva suffered suspected cheekbone and collarbone damage after being caught by an elbow from Hammers midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate in the second half of City's 2-0 Barclays Premier League success at the Etihad Stadium.

The 29-year-old Spain playmaker was carried off on a stretcher after receiving around eight minutes of treatment and taken to hospital for examination.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "It looked serious but we must wait (to see) what happens at the hospital."

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