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Man City open talks with Sterling over new contract.

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Manchester City have begun initial negotiations with Raheem Sterling over a new contract which could make him the highest earner in the club’s history.

City’s Chief Operating Officer Omar Berrada and Director of Football Txiki Begiristain held ‘positive’ initial discussions with Sterling’s representatives on Monday.

The meeting in Manchester lasted just under an hour, with talks focusing on a deal which could catapult Sterling’s £275,000 a week wages beyond the £350,000-a-week deal signed by Kevin De Bruyne in January 2018.

City are understood to be relaxed over the negotiations, having agreed a five-year deal with the former Liverpool winger in November last year.

However, Sterling has become a talisman for Pep Guardiola’s squad and City’s board remain keen to keep him out of the clutches of Europe’s biggest clubs such as Real Madrid, who were understood to be weighing up a lucrative offer for the winger earlier this month.

Unlike most players at the Etihad Stadium, Sterling owns his own image rights – agreed as part of his new deal 12 months ago – which include lucrative endorsements from companies including Pepsi, H&M and Gillette.

The 24-year-old’s views on race and the media have made the reigning Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year a valuable ambassador for the club off the pitch.

Sterling’s future at City is, however, not dependant on whether Guardiola commits his future to the club, as relations between the England international and his manager remain strong.

However, one source has told Sky Sports News that reports suggesting Sterling would not commit to a new contract unless Guardiola does the same are wide of the mark.

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Chelsea Draw With West Brom After Conceding 3 Goals In First Half

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Chelsea produced an impressive second half performance to avoid defeat against West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Blues came back from three goals down to draw 3-3 away from home.

In a poor first half, Chelsea conceded three goals to the newly-promoted side. One of the goals conceded was as a result of a Thiago Silva mistake.

The Brazilian, who joined Chelsea from PSG this season, was making his debut Premier League appearance.

However, academy graduates, Mason Mount, Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham scored in the second half to rescue a point for Chelsea.

They have recorded a win, a draw and a loss in their first three league games this season.

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Andre Ayew scores first goal of the season for Swansea City

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Ghana Blackstars Captain, Dede Ayew has scored his first goal of the season for Swansea City in their game against Wycombe Wanderers F.C.

Ayew inked the opener for his team in the 13th minute with a cool finish in their Championship match-week four fixtures at the Adams Park.

Ayew has become an important part of the team with his consistency in netting balls since his return from a loan spell at Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce during the 2018/19 season.

Last season, he scored 18goals in all competitions.

There are rife reports that top teams such as Paris Saint Germain, Leeds United and Everton are willing to sign him over as his contract with Swansea comes to an end in 2021.

Watch the goal below:

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Full list of invited Blackstars players for next month’s friendly matches

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The Ghana Football Association has released list of invited Ghana Blackstars players for next month’s friendly matches.

As it stands, Ghana has a pending match with Mali on 9th October, 2020.

GOALKEEPERS

Richard Ofori – Maritzburg, Lawrence Ati Zigi – ST Gallen, Razak Abalora – Unattached

FULL BACKS

Benson – Anang Zilina FC, Lumor Agbenyenu  – Sporting Club, Yakubu Mohammed – Azam FC, Gideon Mensah – Victoria De Guimaraes

CENTRE-BACKS

Alexander Djiku – Strasbourg, Joseph Aidoo – Celta Vigo, Nicholas Opoku – Amiens, Kassim Nuhu – Hoffenheim

MIDFIELDERS

Thomas Teye Partey – Athletico Madrid, Emmanuel Lomotey – Amiens,  Bernard Mensah – Besiktas Baba lddrisu – RCD Mallorca

ATTACKERS / WINGERS

Andre Ayew – Swansea, Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace, John Antwi – Pyramids FC, Eugene Ansah – Hapoel Shmona , Jeffery Schlupp – Crystal Palace, Samuel Owusu – AL-Fayha FC

 

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