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Cavani prefers La Liga switch

  • 07 February 2013 08:27
  • Posted by @markbooth_mcfc

According to today’s reports, City could be set to miss out on reported top summer target Edinson Cavani.

Napoli’s Uruguayan stiker played 69 minutes of his nation’s 3-1 defeat to world champions Spain last night and in an interview with Italian radio station Radio Onda Cero he stated his preference for a move to one of the El Clásico rivals.

“My future? I have a contract for four years but in football you never know what to expect," Cavani is quoted as saying.

“Barcelona and Real Madrid are teams which stimulate the imagination. But I only think about the present.”

...Edinson Cavani...

If City do miss out on “El Matador”, attention may be turned to Alvaro Negredo according to the Daily Express.

“The Sevilla marksman was on both Spurs’ and Everton’s radars, although the latter came closest to landing him in the January transfer window,” wrote Charles Perrin.

“Manchester City could see an exodus of players leave the club in the summer, and though they have four top strikers on their books, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko have been linked with moves away from Eastlands.

“According to betting website, Ladbrokes, Roberto Mancini was mulling over a move for Negredo in January.”

Don't forget that mcfc.co.uk is your only port of call for confirmed transfer news this summer.

Elsewhere, there’s plenty of praise for Joe Hart after his fine double save from a Ronaldino penalty in England’s surprise 2-1 win over Brazil at Wembley.

Joe Hart penalty save v Brazil

John Dillon of the Express believes that the save had significance for two reasons.

“In the great global scheme of football, it exposed a brittleness and a lack of belief in the team of the five-time World Cup winners, who have been forced to summon back the former Chelsea boss Scolari to try to put things right in rapid time before next year," Dillon posited.

“For more parochial reasons here, it also recalled the overheated day in Shizuoka when, from 40 yards, Ronaldinho shattered English hearts with one of the most audacious goals in World Cup history."

...John Dillon, Daily Express...

“Nearly 11 years on and 28 yards closer from the penalty spot, the altered realities and the new fears of Brazilian football tormented him in the form of a miss which ruined his big return on the night of his 100th cap.

“Actually, it was not merely a miss. Ronaldinho’s first attempt was soft, but Hart still did well to stop it.”

Martin Keown also contributed a piece to the Daily Mail website where he put forward the argument that in Hart and Cesar, the Premier League’s best two keepers were on show at the Wembley showdown.

A great night's work for England's no.1.

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