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City to enter race for Bale?

  • 28 February 2013 08:52
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Gareth Bale dominates the City media reports today, after dominating Tottenham headlines for months.

The Welshman has been enjoying a magnificent few weeks at White Hart Lane leading to inevitable speculation about a possible summer move, and the Blues have now been linked. 

Charles Perrin writes in the Daily Express: “Real Madrid have a long-standing interest in Bale, and the increasing feeling amongst Spurs supporters is that the Bernabeu will be his next destination.

“But Manchester City are lining up a bumper offer, which could be in excess of £40m.

“Goal ascertains Roberto Mancini is pushing his board to make a move for Bale.

“However, they do state that City's director of football Txiki Begiristain believes Bale will be too expensive for the Premier League champions and will ready bids for Neymar or Radamel Falcao.”

Elsewhere, the Blues could miss out on Edinson Cavani as he opens talks with Real Madrid – according to the Daily Mail.

Sami Mokbel reports: “The Uruguay striker is Roberto Mancini's No 1 target with the Italian desperate for more firepower since losing Mario Balotelli to AC Milan.

“Mancini is set for a busy summer in the transfer market but Real have now emerged as serious contenders to land Cavani at the end of the season. 

“Sportsmail understands Bernabeu executives have opened talks with Cavani's advisors over a money-spinning swoop.”

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Finally, Sergio Aguero has been telling the press that City continue to progress in the right direction, and has added his voice to the growing number claiming that this team are not ready to call the title race finished yet.


The Mirror’s David Anderson writes: “Aguero claims the players can learn as much from these setbacks as from their triumphs and says they must take on board these lessons.

“’With experience, we will be able to grow even more year by year and whatever happens this season, we will learn from it and use it to our advantage.’

“The South American adds they have not given up on the title, no matter how daunting United’s lead looks.

“’This is a team that always goes for the win in every game,’ he said. ‘We’ve got a squad littered with great players fully committed to their team, proud and ready to fight back from any setbacks.’

“’We’ve proven it before and I can’t see why we couldn’t do it once more.’”

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