Pep Guardiola has backed John Stones amid fresh criticism of the Manchester City defender’s form.
What the papers say French champions Paris St Germain are willing to spend big on Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, the Daily Mirror reports. PSG see the £14million in-principle agreement between the Denmark international and Inter Milan as “a bargain” that can be bettered, and the Ligue 1 giants can approach Eriksen’s camp as there is just six months left on his contract. If he crosses the channel the 27-year-old would compete for a spot in an attacking midfield that already includes Julian Draxler, Leandro Paredes and Macro Verratti.
Tom Pope felt he “shut a few people up” with his eye-catching cameo in Port Vale’s FA Cup defeat at Manchester City.
Port Vale manager John Askey thought he was dreaming when his side scored against Manchester City before eventually going down to a 4-1 defeat in the FA Cup.
Port Vale striker Tom Pope claimed he would score 40 goals a season if he could play against John Stones every week in a mocking tweet about the Manchester City defender last summer.
Tom Pope fulfilled a boast to score against John Stones but could not prevent holders Manchester City easing to a 4-1 victory over Port Vale in the FA Cup.
John Stones may have a point to prove on Saturday as he comes up against the lower division footballer who teased him over the summer.
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson returns for the New Year’s Day visit of Everton in the Premier League after serving a one-match suspension.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo reported no new injury problems ahead of his side’s home game against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola expects Mikel Arteta to “do an excellent job” as Arsenal’s new manager.
John Stones has been ruled out of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.
John Stones is refusing to give up on his Premier League title dream despite seeing Manchester City slip 11 points off the pace.