PSG ace set for City switch?
- 12 June 2013 08:17
- Posted by @markbooth_mcfc
With the ink still drying on the Jesus Navas deal announced on mcfc.co.uk yesterday, the papers are trying to work out who will follow the Spanish winger to City.
One option reportedly being weighed up is Blaise Matuidi, the 26-year old France international currently at PSG.
Jack Wilson of the Daily Star believes that a move for the midfielder could be imminent.
The Frenchman was cagey in response to questions about his future - and said: "For now, I'm 100 per cent with PSG," Wilson reports.
“But the tough-tackling central midfielder will be out of contract at the end of next season and would be available at a cheaper price should City come calling.”
“Tevez is a target of Juventus and now fellow Italian giants AC Milan have re-entered the race to sign him,” Cross states.
“The Rossoneri tried but failed to land Tevez last season after his infamous bust-up with then boss Roberto Mancini.
“Juventus are struggling to meet his wage demands but Milan insist matching his current £200,000-aweek deal would not be a problem.”
Meanwhile, Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has revealed that the Italian club have received no bids for Stephan El Shaarawy.
Rumours circulating over the weekend had talked up the possibility of Tevez being offered as bait for the striker who scored 18 goals in all competitions for Milan last season.
But Galliani has now clarified Milan's position, telling legaseriea.it: "On El Shaarawy, I can assure you there have been no talks and the rumoured offer from City does not correspond with reality."
Remember, as with the Navas deal, we're always first with confirmed transfer stories here on mcfc.co.uk.
In City old boy news, former keeper Nicky Weaver is not ready to hang up his gloves just yet.
The 34-year old has given an interview with the Manchester Evening News where he has reflected on his role in the famous 1999 Division Two play-off triumph.
“That was the start of the club’s revival. My shirt is hung halfway up the stairs at my mum and dad’s house. It’s still got mud on it!” Weaver laughed.
“I don’t know why I went on a stupid run. I asked the linesman ‘if I save this one is that it?’ and he went ‘yeah, it’s over’. Then I saved it and didn’t know what to do."
“I waved the lads over and then thought I’d go on a little run and ended up going halfway around Wembley. It was only Andy Morrison who managed to drag me down.
“There was a big pile-on and that was probably the defining moment in my career.
“You don’t fully appreciate it. The first season finished at Wembley and the second year ended by beating Blackburn with successive promotions and we’re in the Premier League. I thought it was all so easy.”
That one is well worth a read in full.
Finally, the MEN paid tribute to City’s top cat Wimblydon, who passed away yesterday.
The feline pet had been a fixture at the club's Carrington base for 13 years, famously delivering a dead mouse to Kevin Keegan’s office and memorably being part of the welcome party to greet Mario Balotelli when the Italian arrived at Carrington for the first time.
Wimblydon sadly succumbed to old age.