Transfer Window: Day Nine
- Wed 09 Jan 2013, 8:35AM
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
Today’s top story concerns our Bosnian hitman Edin Dzeko, who is reportedly being sought out by Inter as long-term successor to Diego Milito.
The Daily Mail’s reckons that the 26-year old is on a three-man shortlist which also includes Marseille striker Loic Remy and Internacional’s Leandro Damiao.
“Both are wanted in England with Newcastle maintaining interest in Remy and Tottenham hopeful of signing Brazil international Damiao at the third attempt for around £15million,” writes Jones.
“City are reluctant to sell Dzeko without finding a replacement first.
“Edinson Cavani at Napoli is one target but the Italians' excessive valuation of £50million is proving prohibitive.”
That isn’t the only publication forecasting a move for the Uruguayan striker, as alleged quotes from City coach Angelo Gregucci, as reported on ESPN.co.uk, give the rumour another layer of credos.
"I don't know if the club will lay siege to Napoli for Cavani, but every club with a player of the highest level will know they'll be courted by bigger clubs," Gregucci told Radio CRC. "Mancini decides the transfer targets along with the new directors.
"If you ask the clubs who can afford Cavani, for example Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, then I think they'd want Cavani just as Manchester City want him.
“However, what the player wants is the predominant factor in negotiations and it seems to me that Cavani is happy at Napoli."
Remember that all transfer talk is just conjecture until you read it here first on mcfc.co.uk.
This week’s BBC Radio Manchester Blue Tuesday podcast is now available to download for all you commuters looking for some City-centric aural treats.
In this week’s episode, Ian Cheeseman and Paul Lake hear from City u18s manager Adam Sadler, who previews Thursday’s FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Burnley which takes place at the Etihad Stadium.
It’s free for seasoncard holders and £3 for adults, £1 for children to attend, so come down and catch a glimpse of some of the great work going on down at the Academy - not to mention, a chance to see Marcos Lopes' first appearance since his first-team debut...
Elsewhere, David Silva celebrated his 27th birthday yesterday with a cake befitting of the occasion and he took to his official Twitter account @21lva to share a picture and thank his fans for all their messages.
“Celebrating my Birthday with my family, many thanks for the good wishes. All the best.”
...David Silva: @21lva...
Finally, EPLindex.com have been trawling through statistics from the first half of the season to put together some experimental league tables and have found that City are the most accurate Premier League side when it comes to getting shots on target.
There’s plenty of food for thought on that site, so head on over and take a look for yourself.