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Man City 'very interesting option' for Hummels

Mats Hummels has some decisions to make. Credit: PA

Manchester City would be well positioned in any race to sign Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender Mats Hummels for next season, his father and agent has indicated.

Hermann Hummels, who represents his son, had previously mooted Bayern Munich as a possible destination.

Now it has emerged that City, who have appointed Bayern boss Pep Guardiola to be their next manager, may be a temptation to Hummels if they come in with an offer.

Manchester City could also be a very interesting option. They've not done so well this year, but they are going to win the league next year.

They are getting the best coach in the world.

– Hermann Hummels' speaking to SID news agency

Man City sell every ticket for Real Madrid semi-final

Manchester City have announced that all general tickets for next week's Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid have sold out.

City will have a full house for the visit of Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Only a limited number of hospitality tickets remain for the first leg of the glamour tie at the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday.

City attracted criticism as tickets for their previous home game in the competition, against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month, sold slowly.

But, despite complaints about prices from some fans, that game did eventually sell out with a new club European attendance record of 53,039 being set.

This time, with a discount scheme in operation for loyal supporters, tickets have been snapped up a week in advance with no general sale taking place.


Zabaleta considering Man City future

Pablo Zabaleta might leave Man City. Credit: PA

Pablo Zabaleta has admitted he has been considering his future at Manchester City.

The Argentina right-back has made just 10 Barclays Premier League appearances this season due to a combination of injury and the form of Bacary Sagna.

Zabaleta, 31, has been a key figure during his eight years at City but it remains to be seen how the squad is reshaped after Pep Guardiola takes over in the summer.

The two-time Premier League winner told Sky Sports News HQ: "He (Sagna) has been outstanding this season.

"I'm so glad for him because he's a great lad, a great player and also he's given me a chance to have some rest thinking about the future.

"I have just one more year here (on my contract) and we'll see what happens at the end of the season. We expect big changes at the club with a new manager coming in."

Pellegrini: Guardiola news derailed City title bid

Guardiola will replace Pellegrini at Man City next season. Credit: PA

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes the announcement of Pep Guardiola's appointment as his successor is to blame for their Barclays Premier League title bid flopping.

News of Pellegrini's exit and the arrival of the Bayern Munich coach broke on February 1, and was followed by damaging back-to-back defeats to Leicester and Tottenham which derailed their bid for top spot.

He told the Daily Mirror: "At the start of February there was news about the change of the manager, about players who will not continue here next season, about a lot of things that involved the minds of all the players.

"We had those defeats at home, but now we are stable again and very happy to finish playing the way we have in these last games."

He continued: "It's not easy for the players when you read in newspapers all things that will happen next season - all the players who will go out, all the players that will come in. It's not easy for the players to focus their mind.

"But I think the merit of this squad is always that it had a lot of character, personality. We never give up, we continue in the same way, and I hope we will see in the future in the Champions League - I am sure this team, playing in this way, can play in the final."

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De Bruyne aiming for more Man City success

Kevin De Bruyne netted the winner on Tuesday night. Credit: PA

Manchester City match-winner Kevin De Bruyne is hoping the club can build on their Champions League semi-final place.

The Belgian ensured City saw off Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate by netting the only goal of the game at the Etihad on Tuesday.

I think it is huge. Everybody has talked about the Champions League and to be in the semi-finals is a great achievement.

But it is not done yet. We are looking forward to the semis. It is only two games away from the final. We will try to do everything to reach the final.

– Kevin De Bruyne

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