Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dzeko Denies Transfer & Balotelli Transfer Saga Continues and More

Dzeko Off to Inter?

Recent speculation of Dzeko joining the Nerazzuri seemed to be another baseless rumour out of no where, as his agent, Irfan Redzepagic, strongly denies the rumour of him moving to Inter. Although he had some thought on moving somewhere else, when Falcao was rumoured to be signed, . As one of most efficient striker in the EPL, City got to keep him for their competitiveness up front.

Never Ending Saga of Mario

Moving. Not moving. Moving. Not Moving.... Now he served notice on his rented four-bedroom house, with the property in Alderley Edge being available since January 11th for £13,495 (€16,000) a month. There is a rumour that Milan might sell French defender Philippe Mexès to fund Mario's transfer fee, while Mario's agent is claiming that he is not going to move in this transfer window. This saga is just never going to end...

Another Keeper? 

So Pontilimon is not good enough to challenge Hart and it is now reported that City are battling against United, who has a big problem in their goalkeeping position, to get Asmir Begovic for £13 million. Seems to be a waste of money for a keeper who is just a good enough to play in a regular club. I would've contemplated on buying same caliber of Thibaut Courtois, who is certainly going to replace Petr Cech at Stamford Bridge in near future but the City's top rank seem to have different idea.

Talent from Middle-East

ClubCall reported that City are monitoring UAE playmaker Omar Abdulrahman after his outstanding Gulf Cup performances. Hamburg and Sporting Lisbon also monitoring this youngster, who gave an impressive performance in London 2012. Dubbed as UAE's own Iniesta, he does look impressive and hopefully City will be able to sign him. 

Monday, 21 January 2013

20130121 Transfer News & More

21 days into the transfer window and nothing much happened. Not just for City but entire transfer market seems to be frozen out. Biggest transfer so far was Daniel Sturridge's move to Anfield with 12 million and Demba Ba's expected departure from St James Park as Chelsea triggers his 8 million pounds transfer clause to get him.

Prior to this transfer window, Mancini made clear that City cannot sell any players, due to injury problem and the African Cup of nations, as Toure brothers will be missing dearly. On the buying side, City's coaching staffs had separate views. After David Platt made comment on unlikeliness of signing player during this transfer window, 48 hours later, Mancini hinted that they might be a signing after all. De Rossi was linked to move to Eastland,as he was rumoured to be falling out with Zeman. There was also a rumour of Wilfried Zaha coming to City but nothing seemed to be capitalized in the end.

Today's paper is suggesting that Balotelli faith will be decided in this week as Guardian hinting on resuming of potential transfer talk to AC Milan, with possible loan move in consideration. If he moves, it will trigger a lot of rumours on signing replacement for Balotelli and it will make a lot of journalists busy guessing who Mancini going to sign next.

Michael Johnson's terrible status was revealed last week and his contract was terminated in immediate effect. Dubbed as City's next Colin Bell, his playing day looked promising from scoring the derby winner in august 2007 but his constant injury stopped him to become what he could have been. Hopefully he will regain his fitness and return to the football scene in near future.