Newly appointed Inter Milan boss Leonardo has identified Manchester City talisman Carlos Tevez as his prime transfer target.
Tevez remains unsettled at Eastlands and claimed he was ‘homesick’, after he handed in a transfer request last December. Although the striker’s imminent future appears to be secure, Talksport have revealed Leonardo plans to make a move this summer and is prepared to offer Cameroon forward Samuel Eto’o as a makeweight in the deal.
Meanwhile, City are on the brink of signing Wolfsburg striker Edin Dzeko after the Bosnian international successfully completed his medical yesterday.
Wenger: They came for 0-0.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused Manchester City of negative tactics in the wake of their goalless draw at the Emirates last night.
“I feel we had the performance but not the result,” said Wenger. “They came for a 0-0 and they got what they wanted. We played for long periods against 10 men, even Carlos Tevez, I have never seen him so deep. I wasn’t surprised, they came here last year set up to play for a 0-0.”
On the subject of time-wasting, Wenger said: “That was the frustrating thing of the night a little bit. That showed that they were happy with a 0-0.”
However former Arsenal defender Kolo Toure praised the teams defending capabilities declaring, “It is very important to be a good team defensively – strikers win you games, defenders win you titles.”
Spurs in for Ade.
Tottenham Hotspur are the latest club to register their interest in signing Togolese forward Emanuel Adebayor, according to The Sun.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is said to be frustrated over his pursuit of Newcastle striker Andy Carroll, which has forced him to consider other targets.
However City are said to be wary of allowing Adebayor to join Spurs as they believe they are serious contenders for a Champions League place.
With Real Madrid said to be cooling their interest, Liverpool have emerged as prime candidates to land the striker.