Let's all have an Isco?
- 04 May 2013 08:50
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
With the media expecting City to be very active in this summer’s transfer market, the links with some of Europe’s top talent continues to gather momentum.
Though the majority of City headlines concern Robert Mancini and his responses to questions about his future, watch part one and part two of his pre-Swansea Press conferences to see the process clever journos use to create stories out of very little.
Back to the transfer rumours and the Daily Mail believe exciting Spaniard Isco could possibly be on his way to the Etihad.
The Malaga play-maker has been linked with the Blues before, but Simon Jones reports there may be some progress on this potential target.
He writes: “Manchester City are stepping up their pursuit of Malaga's young playmaker Isco. The exciting 21-year-old is valued at £27million and has been courted by Chelsea and Paris St Germain.
“However, City sporting director Txiki Begiristain has held talks with Malaga over a deal and is keen to bring the Spain international to Eastlands.”
Jones goes on to suggest City are still chasing Shakhtar midfielder Fernandinho and will consider offers for Scott Sinclair who Mancini admitted yesterday had endured a frustrating year with the Blues.
Edinson Cavani has been linked with City for the past two years and the Daily Mirror’s Neil McLeman believes a deal could finally be on the cards, especially if Edin Dzeko moves in the other direction
“City and Real Madrid are competing for the signature of the Uruguay striker who has a 63m Euro (£53m) buyout clause in his contract.
“The cash price for Serie A’s top scorer could be reduced to around £35m if the Bosnian striker, who was bought for £27m in January 2011, is included.
“But former Wolfsburg striker Dzeko is also being sought by Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund as a replacement for Mario Gotze.”
With the transfer window still shut, expect plenty more hearsay and rumour in the coming weeks.