Pep Guardiola teases Manchester City fans over Alexis Sanchez transfer

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (Picture: Getty) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal superstar Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez is expected to leave the Emirates either in January or the summer with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season. The Chile international was close to joining City last summer ...

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi wants loan move to boost World Cup dream

Michy Batshuayi has struggled to force his way into Chelsea’s first-team (Picture: Getty) Michy Batshuayi wants to leave Chelsea on loan next month to boost his hopes of making Belgium’s World Cup squad, reports say. Batshuayi, a £33million signing from Marseille last year, has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and fears his place in Roberto Martinez’s squad is ...

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‘Shouldn’t you be on top of a Christmas tree?’: 8 people share the very real struggles of having a festive name

Nice one, genius (Picture: Getty Images) Christmas is a time of peace and joy, food and presents, and, if you’ve got a festive-sounding name, so, so many jokes. Names that are innocuous for 11 months of the year – perfectly normal names like Holly, Mary and Joseph – suddenly warrant a flood of quips, double takes and questions like, ‘Is ...

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How to practise self-care when the world has gone Christmas-mad

Christmas doesn’t have to be frantic (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk) ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but when you have mental health issues, it can be anything but. Late nights, too much booze, enforced frivolity, crowded shops – it’s no wonder so many of us struggle to keep it together. Self-care: it’s not all bubble baths and scented ...

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Monaco ace Thomas Lemar sends message to Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea with class goal

Thomas Lemar celebrates after scoring against Saint-Etienne on Friday (Picture: Getty) Thomas Lemar has sent Premier League clubs a timely reminder of his ability with a superb goal for Monaco in Friday’s 4-0 thrashing over Saint-Etienne. The 22-year-old has emerged as a target for English top-flight rivals Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea since becoming a key player for Ligue 1 outfit ...

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Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are the Arsenal contract rebels taking different routes to he Emirates exit door

Both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will enter the final six months of their Arsenal contracts in January (Picture: Getty) Tired, dejected and ambivalent. These are all adjectives that could equally be attributed to an Arsenal fanbase which appears to be increasingly resigned to the club’s status as also-rans under Arsene Wenger, or the star forward who, with the major ...

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'Stay at home' warning over ice on roads

Police in parts of Scotland have advised drivers to avoid going out on the roads unless “absolutely necessary”. Officers in the Aberdeen area said adverse weather conditions have caused multiple collisions. NHS Tayside has said icy conditions have resulted in a “sharp increase” in injuries involving broken bones. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of ice for much ...

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 champion to be crowned

After four months of rigorous training – and just as rigorous spray-tanning – the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2017 will lift the glitterball trophy on Saturday night. The remaining celebrities – Gemma Atkinson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McFadden and Debbie McGee – will each dance with their partners three times. It’s then up to the public to vote for their ...

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North Korea: Rex Tillerson walks back from suggestion US is ready for talks with regime

Rex Tillerson has edged away from an earlier offer to negotiate with North Korea, saying talks cannot commence until Pyongyang dials back its belligerence. A “sustained cessation of North Korea’s threatening behaviour” must precede negotiations, the US Secretary of State told the United Nations Security Council, adding that “North Korea must earn its way back to the table”. The Trump administration faced a barrage of ...

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Ryanair rated joint-worst European airline, with United lowest worldwide

Europe’s safest and most popular airline, Ryanair, has come joint last in a Which? survey of passenger satisfaction. Readers of the consumer magazine rated it lowest out of 20 airlines, alongside Vueling of Spain — a sister carrier of British Airways. The Which? survey, involving 11,625 “member experiences”, looked at a range of issues including food and drink, seat comfort ...

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