Poor old Scott Sinclair he thought he had made his dream move to the then Premier League champions Manchester City, yet things very quickly turned sour. Now The Mirror are reporting that the wide man has rather riskily been laying down ultimatums that it is either him or Roberto Mancini who will be leaving the Etihad this summer.
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Manchester City fans were left devastated by the news that Kolo Toure will be leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer. The Ivorian defender confirmed to Sky Sports that he doesn’t envisage being at the club next season, ’in two months nothing his come from the club and I am thinking about my future definitely.’ The loss of Toure’s footballing abilities may not be of primary concern to fans of the Manchester club, their overwhelming worry may lie in the redundant future of the ’Kolo, Kolo, Yaya, Yaya’ chant.
Everton and Manchester City are set to battle it out for the signing of highly rated Leeds youngster Sam Byram. The Sun suggests that David Moyes is ready to go head to head with Roberto Mancini, having earmarked the 19-year-old as a priority in this upcoming transfer window. It is imagined that the Scot would have to utilise the promise of first team football as bait in any negotiations, as the Merseyside outfit quite frankly can’t compete with City in economic stakes.
Former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison has emerged as a surprising transfer target for cross town rivals Manchester City. The attacking midfielder moved in a permanent deal from Old Trafford to West Ham in January 2012, but has only recently impressed with a string of exciting displays on loan at Birmingham City. The Daily Mirror expects Mancini to make a move for the notoriously troublesome youngster over the summer months.
Everyone needs friends around them and it seems Edin Dzeko is no different with the Bosnian attempting to manufacture a move for his international team mate to Miralem Pjanic.
The Daily Express today reported that Arsenal will make a summer move for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, in a further attempt to replace to void left by Robin van Persie last summer. The Gunners are said to have joined Napoli and Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign the City striker.
With several of the young players who used to be synonymous with the transfer window now having secured long talked about moves (for example Eden Hazard and co), we are now ready for the next batch of names so step forward Geoffrey Kondogbia who the Metro are reporting is near the top of the Manchester City's wish list but is also being monitored by Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham.
Roberto Mancini is not the type to admit defeat - not publicly anyway. But this time defeat may be admitted for him, and other managers may be circling to take his place - not to mention other clubs circling to snatch him up.