Manchester City media round-up: Pellegrini expecting more twists in title race

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been quoted by the Daily Mirror suggesting Chelsea will drop points between now and the end of the season.

The Chilean is refusing to rule out his side’s chances of retaining the title, despite the obvious difficulty of the challenge.

He’s banking on the Blues slipping up and City need to make sure they’re in a good position to take advantage if that happens.

“I don’t think they’re a winning machine all the time. I’m sure from now until the end of the season every team will drop points, so it’s important to return to our normal performance,” he said.

Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard has told ESPN that manager Manuel Pellegrini isn’t feeling the pressure.

City are chasing a gap to Chelsea, which they need to overcome in order to retain the Premier League title.

There has been speculation that Pellegrini could be sacked at the end of the season if City don’t win any silverware.

“I think Manuel is very calm. You can see his nature. He is very experienced and can handle all pressures,” said Lampard.

The Metro has reported that Manchester City are interested in doing a deal for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman has been linked with a return to the Premier League with a variety of clubs thought to be interested.

The paper suggests that City could look to beat their rivals to him with an offer in excess of the £100 million mark.

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