Chelsea are the Surprise Favorites to Acquire Joe Hart from Manchester City

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Thursday night, on the eve of Manchester City’s first preseason friendly of the season and goalkeeper Joe Hart’s first game for City in 695 days, manager Pep Guardiola said in a press conference that he would try to find a solution for the 31-year-old this summer.

Joe Hart played the entire second half of City’s 1-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund, registering an impressive save in the 72′ on former City wonder kid Jadon Sancho. The only goal in the first International Champions Cup match was scored by Mario Gotze on a penalty kick which beat Claudio Bravo.

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Tottenham News: Heung-Min Son, Christian Pulisic, Erik Lamela, Preseason Tour

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It continues to be a very interesting summer at Tottenham Hotspur, with a whole lot going on. While we still have a bit of time until the preseason exhibition games begin, but there is certainly no shortage of news topics to discuss today.

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this weekend.

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Man City News: Pep Guardiola, Joe Hart, Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane

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Manchester City lost 1-0 tonight to Borussia Dortmund in the very first game of the International Champions Cup, a collection of preseason friendlies being played overseas. This was City’s first 2018-19 preseason friendly, and the performance was…well, they weren’t exactly in midseason form.

That was to be expected though as so many of City’s players are on post World Cup holiday and have not yet joined up with the squad. Plus it’s an exhibition, so you weren’t going to see much of the stars anyway.

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Liverpool News: Danny Ward, Alisson, Christian Pulisic, Loris Karius

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Liverpool, with a whole lot going on at Anfield. The preseason exhibition games have already begun for the Reds, and there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today.

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Thursday.

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Man United News: Rashford, Sanchez, Mourinho, Pulisic

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Manchester United are now in California where they have commenced the USA portion of their 2018-19 preseason training activities. Manager Jose Mourinho certainly embodies the old Randy Newman song “I love L.A.” because he continues bringing United to the area every year for preseason training.

There is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today, so let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet today.

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Cesc Fabregas Begging Eden Hazard to Stay at Chelsea FC

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Chelsea FC star Cesc Fabregas is begging the team’s “best player,” Eden Hazard, to rebuff the advances of Real Madrid and stay Chelsea. There have been conflicting reports about how far a potential Hazard to Real move has progressed at this point, but Fabregas said that he talks to the Belgian with regularity, and he’s hoping the 27-year-old stays put.

“I speak to him often. He is the best player at the club and we need Chelsea to keep the best players,” Fabregas said at a news conference in Australia today ahead of the club’s first preseason game versus Perth Glory on Monday.

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Joe Hart Will Play for Man City in Preseason Says Pep Guardiola

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Joe Hart will play for Manchester City this preseason, but his future at the club remains uncertain. During a news conference in Chicago tonight, The Sports Bank asked Man City boss Pep Guardiola about the surprise inclusion of Hart in the preseason tour squad, and what the 31-year-old England international’s future at the club might be.

Guardiola confirmed that Hart will play tomorrow night against Borussia Dortmund in the first match of the International Champions Cup. Guardiola said that the club is trying to find a best fit for him, and the Spaniard wouldn’t rule out the idea of the 2014 England #1 staying at the Etihad.

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Liverpool News: Fabinho, Kylian Mbappe, Jurgen Klopp, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Liverpool, with a whole lot going on at Anfield. The preseason exhibition games have already begun for the Reds, and there is certainly no shortage of topics to discuss today.

So let’s take a spin through the latest news and notes items making the rounds on the internet this Thursday.

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Man City News: Pep Guardiola, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane

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Manchester City are now in Chicago, Illinois where they have commenced the USA portion of their 2018-19 preseason training activities. City will be in the very first game of the International Champions Cup, when they kick off against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow night on Chicago’s lakefront.

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Pep Guardiola, Oleksandr Zinchenko Press Conference Pre Borussia Dortmund Game (Audio)

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Manchester City are currently in Chicago, Illinois having just begun their preseason tour of the United States of America. City will play in the very first game of the International Champions Cup, a global preseason exhibition “tournament,” kicking off tomorrow night against Borussia Dortmund at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Manager Pep Guardiola and goalkeeper Oleksandr Zinchenko (originally Aymeric Laporte had been scheduled) met the media tonight ahead of the match. Here are some of the major takeaways from the media session. The full audio via Sound Cloud is available below:

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Mario Gotze, Lucien Favre Press Conference: Pre Man City Match (Audio)

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Borussia Dortmund are currently in Chicago, Illinois having just begun their preseason tour of the United States of America. BVB will play in the very first game of the International Champions Cup, a global preseason exhibition “tournament,” kicking off tomorrow night against Manchester City at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

BVB manager Lucien Favre and attacking midfielder Mario Gotze met the media tonight where they discussed a wide range of topics. Here are some of the major takeaways from the media session; full audio via sound cloud is available below:

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No Chelsea Bid, Says Agent of Arsenal Keeper Petr Cech

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It’s been reported that a return to Chelsea could be in the cards for Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech. Those claims may ultimately be proven true in the long, but if so, there is a long ways to go until a deal actually happens. According to the player’s agent, Viktor Kolar, a bid hasn’t even been made yet.

He added that Cech remains focused on the Gunners for the time being.

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