The Belgian played by PFA rules and didn't choose any City players - and it was Tottenham stars who featured most prominently in the absence of his Blues teammates.
Earning a century of caps for the national team and appearing in two FIFA World Cups, the Brazilian would bring much-needed know-how and composure to the City squad.
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He wouldn't be drawn on whether he supported Britain's continued membership of the single market or the customs union. Opponents describe that as a "hard Brexit".
A move for Tottenham's Kyle Walker has failed to reach a breakthrough, with the London club holding out for a fee in excess of £40 million (S$70.7 million) for the England worldwide.
The Brazil worldwide right-back may be 34 year of age, but the former Sevilla is still at the top of his game and was a massive success at Juventus during the 2016-17 season.
After eight years with Barcelona - where he won six La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues amongst other trophies - Alves left on a free in the summer of 2016 to join Juventus.
Alves enjoyed a splendid debut campaign with the Bianconeri, racking up 6 goals and 6 assists in all competitions, but has seemingly set his heart on a new challenge, with the Premier League his most likely destination.
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Additionally, there were signs of drug use, but it could not be determined if drugs directly contributed to her death. He doesn't blame doctors however, saying they were "doing their best to cure a mental disorder".
"He is a genius".
'I wish you the best and hope to spend time together again soon.
That leaves the inexperienced Pablo Maffeo in that position, with Alves and Tottenham's Kyle Walker identified as leading targets. "Pep would tell you exactly how everything was going to happen in a match before it even happened", he wrote in the Players Tribune last month.
Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.
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Paul retired from his House seat in 2013, but has continued to voice his opinions about USA foreign policy on a regular basis. The Pentagon will send nearly 4,000 additional American. "We're not looking at a purely military strategy", he said.