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Breaking News ! Good morning, Manchester City fans. Here are your morning headlines for Saturday, August 1. Torres: Cristiano is a great reference Valencia winger Ferran Torres is set to complete his transfer to Manchester City in the coming days and he has revealed whom he styles his game on. While Torres spoke of his admiration for outgoing City playmaker David Silva – who also left the Mestalla for Manchester – he believes his game is most similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star also made his name in Manchester, albeit in the red half of the city, but the self-belief of Torres is bound to excite the City faithful. "From an early age I had two main references, one when I was very small and he arrived at Valencia and that was David Villa. Villa and [David] Silva the duo that took Valencia to such great heights,” Torres said to Guillem Balague, in quotes carried by the MEN. "But for me, Cristiano above all is a great reference not just because of the way he plays his football but also because of the way he carries himself away from football. It is worthy of admiration and I would like to follow his steps. "He went out to eat the world and I believe he has eaten it." Bayern clarify Alaba stance Versatile Bayern Munich star David Alaba has been linked with an exit this summer, prompting links of him being reunited with Pep Guardiola.
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However, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists that Alaba is not for sale and that Bayern intend to keep him. "I am nevertheless optimistic that at the end of the day we will find a solution that David will even end his career here” Rummenigge told Sky Germany, in quotes carried by the MEN. "He is the first player to play again at this level like Franz [Beckenbauer] back then, taking the reins. I think David knows what he has at Bayern, and we know what we have in David." Full-back subject of Manchester rivalry Manchester City are set to compete with Manchester United to secure the signature of in-demand Angers left-back Rayan Ait-Nouri. That is according to a report in French outlet FootMercato, via the MEN, which claims the 19-year-old recently visited the facilities of both clubs as he attempts to make a decision on his future.
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The teenager played 17 times in Ligue 1 for Angers last season and has now returned to France, where he will make a decision on his future. However, there is a lengthy list of clubs who have been linked with a move for the defender including Atlético de Madrid, PSG, Monaco, Leicester, Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers.