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Manchester City Daily News, Links, Transfer Rumors: September 17, 2016

A wrap-up of the latest Manchester City news

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City v Bournemouth: John Stones preview | Manchester City FC
John Stones has lifted the lid on adapting to City life, his ambitions for club and country and those touchline chats with Pep.

City v Bournemouth: Need to know | Manchester City FC
Key quotes, milestones and stats for Saturday afternoon's game.

Guardiola: Silva expected to miss Bournemouth clash | Manchester City FC
David Silva is likely to be absent once again when Bournemouth visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Where to watch Man City v Bournemouth on TV | Manchester City FC
City are back in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon, hosting Bournemouth.

Kevin De Bruyne swoop looks bang on the money - Robbie Savage | Mirror Online
Let’s be honest, De Bruyne will never be a Messi, a Suarez or a Ronaldo. He’s not in that superstar bracket. But he was terrific at Old Trafford last weekend. He scored one goal, hit the post twice and gave Daley Blind a torrid afternoon.

Manchester City spray Etihad pitch with GARLIC in attempt to keep away parasites | Mirror Online
Manchester City have sprayed their Etihad pitch with garlic in a bid to keep away parasites. Ground staff were seen spraying the surface on Wednesday evening following City's 4-0 win in their rearranged Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Pep Guardiola is looking forward to watching his Man City defenders fight for places | Sky Sports
Kompany has been sorely missed during previous injury-enforced absences, but John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have performed well in central defence for City this season and Guardiola says he welcomes the selection headache that Kompany's return to fitness will bring.

Pep Guardiola hopeful Sergio Aguero will sign contract extension | Sky Sports
Guardiola said at his Friday press conference: "I don't know if I am the right person to talk about that but I think he is going to extend the contract. It is not official. I don't know if it is definitely going to happen but, if he stays, I will be so, so happy."

Joe Hart ready to embrace Italian culture at Torino after loan move from Manchester City | Sky Sports
"I don't speak very good Italian (yet). I think that's obvious but I am doing my best to learn and buy into the culture because this really is a beautiful part of the world," said Hart.