City chasing Roma pair?
- Wed 06 Mar 2013, 8:49AM
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
You’re waking up to a frenzy of transfer speculation in this morning’s headlines, with Monday’s win at Villa put firmly on the backburner.
We begin with TalkSport, who reckon City are planning a double swoop for Roma duo Erik Lamela and Miralem Pjanic.
The website reports: “With David Silva failing to reach the heights of last season and Samir Nasri unable to recapture his Arsenal form, Roberto Mancini is on the hunt for new attacking midfielders to provide the spark behind Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero.
“And as such, he sent the club's Football Development Executive Vieira to Rome on Sunday to watch Argentina international Lamela and Bosnia star Pjanic in action during their side's 3-1 win against Genoa.”
Staying with an Italian theme, City face competition from Napoli to land Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona – according to the Daily Express.
Charles Perrin writes: “Manager Roberto Mancini has been scouring the market looking for a winger, as he feels his team lack width in their play.
“Sanchez has been largely unused this season at Barcelona as he has struggled for form.
“However, there are a number of clubs clamouring for his signature.
“Reports in Italy suggest that besides Liverpool, Napoli and Juventus are in the hunt for Sanchez.
“They also mention that if Napoli were to let Edinson Cavani leave in the summer, it would free up substantial funds for the club to play with.”
Finally, there is some positive news for fans of Edin Dzeko this morning as Borussia Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke has denied reports that the club will move for City’s Bosnian striker this summer.
With striker Robert Lewandowski hot property, many media outlets were suggesting that Dzeko could be an ideal replacement.
But Goal.com reports: “The Bosnia international has been linked with a move to the Bundesliga champions for much of the season, but Watzke feels that anyone who believes the rumour does not understand the transfer policy of the club.
"‘Anyone who really believes that a player from Manchester City would be transferred to Borussia Dortmund hasn't understood the BVB business model. Our motto is to develop young players,’ he told Sport 1.”
Plenty of gossip for you to rake over this morning, but remember that we’ll be the first to confirm any official transfer news on mcfc.co.uk!