quote

What the Media Says

Video 1 Gallery

Mail: Youngsters set for Steaua chance

CHANGES: Tosin Adarabioyo and Pablo Maffeo are two youngsters the media are tipping to play against Steaua.

CHANGES: Tosin Adarabioyo and Pablo Maffeo are two youngsters the media are tipping to play against Steaua.

Praise, predicted line-ups and the usual dose of transfer gossip are the order of the day in a fairly busy media round-up, this morning.

Understandably much of the press’ focus is on tonight’s Champions League clash with Steaua Bucharest, so that’s where we’ll start.

As City look to seal their spot in the group stage, the Daily Mail expect Pep Guardiola to use the game as a chance to blood the Club’s youngsters.

Ian Ladyman reports: “At Manchester City training yesterday there was a sight which is becoming increasingly common under manager Pep Guardiola.

“Nine players from the club's elite development squad (EDS) worked with the City first team.

“On Wednesday night against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League, we can expect as many of five of these players to be in the squad.

“Among the players City fans can expect to see in the squad tonight are midfielder Aleix Garcia and defenders Tosin Adarabioyo, Pablo Maffeo and Angelino."

In other news: Real to offer Bale and Ronaldo new contracts

To transfer news and in keeping with today’s youthful theme, reports are circulating that the Blues are targeting a star of the future from Ligue 1.

18-year-old Jean-Victor Makengo is the man on City’s radar according to the Express.

The SM Caen midfielder made 10 league appearances in a breakthrough 2015/16 season, but the report suggests there’s plenty of competition for the Frenchman’s signature.

Charlie Phillippe writes: “Manchester United and Manchester City are both reportedly interested in SM Caen midfielder Jean-Victor Makengo.

“However, the duo face competition from AS Roma and Juventus, with the Italian clubs also sending scouts to keep an eye on the teenager.”

Praise is how we started our look at today’s City-centric news and that’s where we’ll finish.

Fans should be excited with the air of confidence Pep has instilled in his team according to ESPN’s David Mooney, who credits the Catalan with adding a resilience to his new charges.

He writes: “It may be very early in the Catalan's reign, but perhaps his biggest achievement isn't the change in tactics that's seeing his team dominate matches.

“Instead, maybe Guardiola's most striking change is the new sense of confidence he's given the players.

“The first huge improvement he's made at the club, however, is to give the players their swagger back.”

That's it for today! Keep an eye on our website and @ManCity for all the build up ahead of this evening's game.

Match Preview

City v Steaua: Need to know

Key quotes, milestones and stats for Wednesday evening's game.

All the stats and facts ahead of our Champions League play-off second leg.

First Team News

Guardiola: Hart and Toure in contention

Picture Special

Training: Steaua session