- 10 July 2012 08:34
- Posted by Chris Eccles
Just in case you missed the big news yesterday, Roberto Mancini signed a new five-year contract with City.
The manager ended press speculation about his future by signing a deal that will run until Summer 2017.
Deprived of this particular rich seam of conjecture, today's papers turn to speculating about the financial value of the new contract with The Star setting the bar high at £38 million whereas the Manchester Evening News thinks that £26 million is a more likely figure.
Away from fiscal matters, The Guardian reports that Emmanuel Adebayor is on the verge of making a permanent move to Tottenham. The paper suggests that the striker, who has one year left on his contract, will move on for a fee of around £5 million.
The Daily Mail says that Gareth Barry could miss the start of the season after tearing a muscle whilst on England duty. Barry has been seeing a leading specialist in Munich as the paper explains,
"Concerned the injury was still troubling him, City bosses booked him in to see pioneering surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck, who runs her own hernia centre in Munich and specialises in abdominal muscle injuries.
"Sportsmail understands she is likely to decide an operation is needed after an initial examination yesterday, and that it could lead to Barry being sidelined for up to a fortnight."
Stat fans out there will enjoy the head-to-head comparison of David Silva and Juan Mata by eplindex.com.
Finally, the M.E.N. reports that goalkeeping legend Tony Coton is on the mend after suffering a heart attack. All the best T.C., the thoughts of all at the club are with you.