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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Alisson Undergoing Liverpool FC Medical, Finalizing Transfer from AS Roma

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Perhaps the biggest story in the global football world today is Liverpool and AS Roma reaching agreement on the transfer of goalkeeper Alisson Becker. The £66.8 million bid submitted by Liverpool and accepted by Roma is a new world’s record for a goalie.

Alisson is currently with his new club undergoing his medical examination. According to Roma Sporting Director Monchi, the deal isn’t done as of yet.

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Man United News: Sanchez, Mourinho, Transfer Window, Pogba, Ibrahimovic

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Manchester United are now in Los Angeles, California where they have commenced the USA portion of their 2018-19 preseason training activities.

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 on this Thursday.

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NIU Coach Rod Carey, Players Express Excitement for Florida State Game

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Today is NIU Media Day (Chicago edition), which means it’s just talking season, and in talking season all topics are on the table. With that in mind, week four, Sept 22nd at Florida State, is the very definition of “circle the date” for the NIU Huskies.

Given the traditional power that Florida State is, and how high they will be ranked in the polls, the Seminoles will be favored. If you fancy a bet on college football, you can still find free bets available on huge games like these before the season starts up next month.

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Man United News: Luke Shaw, New Home Kit Reveal, Jose Mourinho

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It continues to be a very exciting summer at Manchester United, with a whole lot going on. The team has arrived in Los Angeles and commenced the USA portion of their preseason training activities.

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 on this Thursday.

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Liverpool FC News: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jurgen Klopp, Alisson

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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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Paul Pogba’s Rousing Pregame Speech Involving Lionel Messi Surfaces (Video)

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Paul Pogba gave a very passionate pregame speech ahead of France’s 4-3 round-of-16 win over Argentina in the 2018 World Cup. That speech, which heavily involved Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, is featured in a French TV documentary. The clip surfaced on Wednesday and it’s making the rounds all over the internet.

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