Express: Barca still keen on Kompany
- 05 August 2013 08:21
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Reports that Barcelona are considering a big money bid for City Skipper Vincent Kompany have returned this Monday morning.
“Barca's economic vice-president Javier Faus has made it clear that there is money available to new coach Gerardo Martino,” writes the paper’s Cyrus Engineer.
“His comments come after Mundo Deportivo claimed that the Spanish giants will attempt to prize Kompany away from Manchester should their pursuit of Chelsea’s David Luiz collapse.”
“City will be desperate to hold on to their Belgian captain who was instrumental in leading the team to the Premier League title in 2012.
“Kompany signed a new six-year contract in 2012 so it will take a significant offer to prize him away from the Etihad.”
“Pepe has remained coy over his future following speculation linking him with Manchester City,” reports Sky Sports News.
“Recently installed City boss Manuel Pellegrini worked with the Portuguese player during his time in charge of Real, and is looking to bring in more new faces to his squad.
“Real supremo Florentino Perez claimed Pepe was not for sale in July, and Pellegrini would not be drawn when asked about the 30-year-old on City's recent pre-season visit to Hong Kong.”
“West Brom intend to sign Manchester City midfielder Scott Sinclair after landing Paris St Germain defender Diego Lugano on a free transfer,” the paper reports.
Former Swansea star Sinclair is also wanted by Everton, Stoke and Southampton but the Baggies are confident they are in pole position to snap him up.
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