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Kompany: City can win Champions League

  • 23 April 2013 08:55
  • Posted by @porter_mcfc

Captain Vincent Kompany has insisted he has no desire to leave City, and that the club will win the Champions League one day according to reports this morning.

The Belgian defender had been linked with the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona, but has firmly denied the claims.

Kompany has also spoken of the club’s ability to bring home silverware from their European adventures, according to Goal.com.

The website reports: "We will win the Champions League one day. It is inevitable," Kompany told RMC. "The same question arose concerning the Premier League and we did it.


"With the investment being made in all areas of the club, that will surely come. When we see people like [Patrick] Vieira it's one of the things that can help us move forward. In Europe, we will be more competitive."

On his future, he is quoted: "I am fine at City. When you know the plans of the club, you can only stay. From the moment you consider that you can win as many trophies at City as at any other club, there is no reason to look elsewhere.

"Could I go to Paris Saint-Germain? No, I am a supporter of Marseille."

Elsewhere this morning, there is the familiar look of an Edinson Cavani story, with the Daily Express suggesting that the Blues are prepared to make the Uruguayan striker the best paid player in the Premier League.

Charles Perrin writes: “Italian football site Forza Italian Football indicates City are willing to make Cavani the highest paid player in the Premier League by offering him a staggering £13.3m a year.

“This equates to weekly wages of £256,000, which would trump Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure who are on £200,000 a week.”

This one looks set to go on for a while yet…

Finally, one of City’s young talents is set to be attracting interest from a host of Premier league sides, with Fulham and Swansea the latest to join the chase for Abdi Ibrahim.

The 21-year-old midfielder is currently on loan to Norwegian side Stromsgodset in the Eliteserien, but several potential suitors are said to be interested in tempting him back to England – according to the Daily Express.

“A clutch of Premier League clubs have been keeping a tab on Ibrahim in the summer, including Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton,” reports Charles Perrin.

You can follow Abdi’s progress in our regular loan watch feature, which keeps tabs on all City’s loaned out players around Europe.

Remember, we’ll be the first with confirmed transfer news this summer on mcfc.co.uk!

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