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Sport Real Madrid look to capitalise on Manchester City's Champions League ban by 'ramping up interest in £180m-rated Raheem Sterling this summer'

14:30  16 february  2020
14:30  16 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Real Madrid look to capitalise on Manchester City ' s Champions League ban by ' ramping up interest in £ 180 m - rated Raheem Sterling this summer '. Manchester City were banned from Champions League for two years on Friday. It followed serious breaches of UEFA's Financial Fair

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Real Madrid 'will go all-out to sign Raheem Sterling' in the wake of Manchester City's two-year Champions League ban.

And in more bad news for the English champions, Juventus 'will step up their efforts to recruit their manager Pep Guardiola.'

City were rocked on Friday when UEFA's Club Financial Control Body imposed the two-year ban as a result of breaches of Financial Fair Play regulations.

Zinedine Zidane smiling for the camera: Real manager Zinedine Zidane could insist the club make a move for England star Sterling © Provided by Daily Mail Real manager Zinedine Zidane could insist the club make a move for England star Sterling

The Premier League club will appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport but the knock-on effects are already being felt.

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Manchester City ' s Nicolas Otamendi during the UEFA Champions League Group C match at the The Santiago Bernabeu is an imposing arena in the best of times, and with Raheem Sterling Real Madrid ’s Isco was being linked with Man City as Los Blancos looked to recoup some funds to enable

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According to The Sun, Spanish giants Real were already planning a £180million swoop for England star Sterling before Friday's shock news.

Raheem Sterling wearing a football uniform: Real Madrid 'will go all-out to sign Manchester City star Raheem Sterling' in the summer © Provided by Daily Mail Real Madrid 'will go all-out to sign Manchester City star Raheem Sterling' in the summer

Now, they will intensify their efforts further in the knowledge that City will have to tighten their belts if they miss out on a £170m Champions League bonanza.

Sterling, 25, is under contract at the Etihad Stadium for another three years and talks started in November to increase his salary from £300,000-a-week to £450,000-a-week.

Pep Guardiola talking on a cell phone: Juventus 'are increasingly confident they can lure City's manager Pep Guardiola  to Italy' © Provided by Daily Mail Juventus 'are increasingly confident they can lure City's manager Pep Guardiola  to Italy'

It is likely that without Champions League income, City would be unable to match those wage commitments, emboldening suitors elsewhere in Europe.

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  Sterling committed to Manchester City despite European ban The agent of the England forward has dismissed reports of an imminent departure from Etihad StadiumThe football world was left stunned on Friday when the Premier League champions were banned from Europe for two seasons and fined €30 million (£25m/$33m) by UEFA for a "serious" breach of Financial Fair Play rules, though the club have declared their intention to appeal.

Real Madrid have been interested in him since his move to Man City in 2015. The Manchester City forward scored twice in Monday's euphoric win against Spain to end his three year Manchester City ' s Raheem Sterling has attracted the interest of Spanish giants Real Madrid . City are likely to be inundated with offers from Europe's leading clubs for Sterling next summer if they cannot agree

MANCHESTER CITY have been banned from the Champions League for two years and hit with a £ 25million by Uefa. The Cityzens have been found guilty of seriously misleading European football’ s governing body and broken Financial Fair play rules.

In further bad news for City, The Sun also claim that Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is desperate to make Guardiola their next manager.

Again, Friday's news has made it appear more likely that Guardiola will not see out his contract at City.

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Guardiola praises Aguero for 'incredible' Madrid gesture .
Guardiola left out several key players in his side's recent Champions League victory at the Santiago Bernabeu to take control of the Champions League last-16 tie.Both players, along with Raheem Sterling, will now be pushing to start on Sunday when City aim to win a third EFL Cup in a row by defeating Aston Villa at Wembley.Far from feeling they reacted angrily to being left out of the side in the Spanish capital, Guardiola has called for every player to follow the example set by Silva, Sterling and Aguero in particular.

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