Manchester City media round-up: Simeone decides his Atletico Madrid future

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

The Daily Mirror has reported that Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has extended his stay at the club.

The Argentine was being tipped as the man who would come in and replace Manuel Pellegrini at City this summer.

According to the paper, the finer details of the agreement were being drawn up last night.

ESPN has reported that Manchester City players believe the club has made a play to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

The Manchester United favourite is thought to be going through a latest phase of disillusionment in relation to higher powers at the Spanish club.

It’s unclear how much a deal for the forward would cost but City are one of the only teams that would be able to fund it.

City midfielder Fernando has been quoted by the Daily Star suggesting that sacking manager Manuel Pellegrini would be the wrong call for the club.

The Chilean is under immense pressure with reports that he’ll be relieved of his duties if the club ends the season without a trophy.

“Manuel is an excellent manager. He gives us a lot of confidence, is a very calm manager and listens to us a lot which is a good way to work,” said the City star.

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