Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has left the door open for Emmanuel Adebayor to return to the Eastlands next season after his return from Real Madrid, according to The Guardian.
The Togolese international joined Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season as a replacement for the injured Gonzalo Higuain and the Citizens manager says the 26-year-old could make a return to the Blues’ starting line-up next season: “This situation is good for him because he has a chance to play in the Champions League. At the end of the season we will see. I think it is important that when someone plays they play 100% and are always happy.”
No Alves move.
Manchester City will lose out on signing Barcelona full-back Dani Alves as the 27-year-old is about to pledge his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract, according to talkSPORT.
The Brazilian had rejected previous contract offers from the Spanish champions and Roberto Mancini had shown an interest in the defender and was looking to make an offer in the summer, but talkSPORT has revealed that Alves will put an end to speculation over his future by penning a long-term deal which will keep him at the Camp Nou for the foreseeable future.
Alves joined Barcelona from Sevilla in 2008 for a fee of £23million and his current contract ends in the summer of 2012.
Given wants loan exit.
The Daily Mail has revealed that Manchester City’s out-of-favour goalkeeper Shay Given wants a loan move to a Championship team.
The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper has lost out on his place as City’s first-choice goalkeeper this season to Joe Hart and has been looking for a way out of Eastlands all season and is willing to drop down the divisions if he can return to the Citizens at 24-hour notice.
Given said: “I just want to play. I do not want to go for an entire season without playing and I am prepared to go to a Championship club and be on a 24-hour call-back.
“That would benefit me, by getting me match-sharp, and City, who would have an experienced, match-sharp goalkeeper to come in if Joe got injured.”