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Gossip: Spain star linked with City switch

MEDIA WATCH: City have been linked with a La Liga midfielder.

MEDIA WATCH: City have been linked with a La Liga midfielder.

Journalists continue to bestow praise on Manchester City, who are also linked with a Champions League winner in Monday’s Media Watch.

Indeed, the Blues have garnered more plaudits after the 4-1 win over Spurs, but with the January transfer window fast approaching, it’s rumours of a potential arrival where we begin.

The man in question is Real Madrid’s Isco, with the Daily Star reporting the gossip...

“Real Madrid star Isco is considering leaving the Spanish giants after falling out with Los Blancos’ supporters.

“And the 25-year-old attacking-midfielder is reportedly a target for three of Europe’s richest clubs.

“Manchester City, currently top of the Premier League by an 11 point margin are one of the interested parties.”

There’s contract talk on the sport pages today, too, with BBC suggesting Pep Guardiola is in line for a new deal.

Writes Simon Stone: “Manchester City will hold contract talks with manager Pep Guardiola in the summer as they aim to build a dynasty to rival that of Manchester United.

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“United won eight of the first 11 Premier Leagues titles under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and City would like to replicate that dominance.”

Elsewhere, The Independent’s Chief Fotball Writer, Miguel Delaney has penned an interesting piece on how Guardiola’s learnings from last season have been the catalyst for the form we’re currently enjoying.

He writes: “A supreme squad now completely understand their manager’s grand plan, but have also had every little detail perfect, and are bolstered by full faith in an idea. Guardiola has radiated that faith, and really acted upon it.

“That is why this run is about more than immense resources, and why City want to keep him at the club as long as possible.

“It is why they are going to win the league, and why keep on winning so many games.

“It is so different to this time last year, but it is the specific response to that has put them on a different level to anyone.”

Finally, Noel Gallagher has offered up his thoughts on what watching this City team is like for the fans.

The Mirror carry his quotes, as he reacted to the Spurs win: “It’s getting embarrassing now,”

“I’ve been watching City for 43 years and I’ve never seen it like this. It’s the best I have ever seen – the best team, best team spirit, best manager.

“Tottenham are a top team, with top players, but they had their first team out and we mullered them.”

That’s your lot for today, Blues!

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