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Man City deny plans to buy MLS franchise

Manchester City have cooled talk of bidding for a MLS franchise.

City were said to be on the brink of becoming owners of a new franchise, to rival the existing Red Bulls team, which will be based in the Queens area of the Big Apple and called New York City FC.

It had been suggested David Beckham had been approached to be part of the scheme, which would cost Blues owner Sheikh Mansour £100million.

However, Manchester City officials have today distanced themselves from the talk.

"Manchester City are not buying an MLS club," said City in a short statement.

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