Bayern striker linked with City switch
- 16 April 2013 08:23
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
Today’s top story concerns Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez who is said to be interesting City and Chelsea.
FA Cup semi-final fallout continues to dominate the City-centric headlines in the media you’re waking up to, especially after the FA revealed that they will take no action against Sergio Aguero for his tackle on David Luiz.
There’s plenty of column inches dedicated to that out there but there’s some transfer gossip too, with Simon Jones of the Daily Mail writing that should City should fail in their attempts to woo Edinson Cavani from Napoli this summer, then attention could turn to Gomez.
The 27-year old German international has fallen down the pecking order at the Allianz Arena, playing just 695 minutes of the Bundesliga season since the arrival of Croatian goal machine Mario Mandzukic.
This fall out of favour and the imminent arrival of Pep Guardiola as Bayern manager has left newspapers to speculate on the striker’s next move.
“Both clubs [City and Chelsea] are keen on Napoli's Edinson Cavani, with City understood to be favourites,” Jones wrote.
“The losers in that battle could turn to Germany star Gomez, with Bayern willing to listen to offers for the 27-year-old.
Gomez’s agent Uli Ferber said: “Mario is not happy about his situation.”
Did someone say Cavani? Sound the Edinson Cavani klaxon!
The Napoli striker has apparently (again) hinted that he will leave Stadio San Paolo at the end of the season.
Napoli are trailing Juventus at the top of Serie A and the following quotes have been taken as an eyelash flutter to the legion of clubs said to be tracking the Uruguayan with a summer bid in mind.
"I'm fine in Naples, but in football there are lots of things to consider,” he's quoted as saying in the Guardian.
“I can only say that I will give my all in this shirt until the last day I wear it. Second place is not guaranteed, it's up to us. We have to make it ours in the forthcoming matches.”
Elsewhere, City have been linked with a new name - Millwall striker Fred Onyedinma.
City could face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool for the 16-year old forward according to the Daily Star.
It’s all hotting up on the transfer front with just one month remaining of the season but don’t forget that the only place you can read about confirmed deals when they’re done is on mcfc.co.uk this summer.