Training: City step up ahead of league opener

Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winner for Tottenham against Liverpool in 2009

Sebastien Bassong celebrates his winner for Tottenham against Liverpool in 2009

Targett enjoyed a successful spell at Fulham last season, helping them win promotion to the Premier League with a number of impressive displays at left-back.

The Merseyside outfit will be aiming to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title this season after they ended up in fourth place but invested heavily in their squad over the summer.

"But there are other clubs who say they haven't got time and wish we hadn't chose to do it".

So far, City's only significant arrival of the summer transfer window has been Riyad Mahrez, who completed a £60m switch from Leicester City in July.

After the global break, attention turns to Huddersfield Town v Liverpool (Saturday, October 20th, 5.30pm) and Leicester City v West Ham United (Saturday, October 27th, 5.30pm).

But City's strength in depth is clear for all to see.

Gay men thanked Ben Stokes for protecting them, court hears
The 27-year-old all-rounder and two other men, Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 27, all deny the charge and are on bail. Mr Spure described seeing Stokes punch Ali, who was trying to get away, with a "clenched fist" in the road.

Wright has picked out Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal as his top-four prediction in the league.

The Puma deal is a significant uplift for Man City who were getting an estimated £20 million a year under the old Nike deal.

The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) has revealed that the nation looked into the possibility of appointing Manchester City's Pep Guardiola as their new head coach. "I had to work hard for that, and concentrate on every match to score, also I had to fight for it with a great players as Harry Kane and [Sergio] 'Kun" Aguero'.

City begin the new season with a trip to Arsenal on Sunday and Spaniard Guardiola suggested the London side could pose a serious challenge this season under new manager Unai Emery.

All in all, there's never been a better time to join BT Sport as it is set to be our biggest and best season yet.

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