Manchester City have reportedly had a bid for Palermo star Javier Pastore rejected, according to talkSPORT.
Palermo owner Mauro Zamparini told the Italian press that the Citizens had made an offer in the region of £30million but stressed that his side would not open negotiations for anything less than £50million.
“We have received an offer but we have ruled it out because it does not meet our valuation of the player and, at this time, there is no need to lose his services, especially if we qualify for the Champions League,” Zamparini told reporters.
The 21-year-old Argentine has been a star player for the Rosanero this season, scoring 10 goals in 29 appearances from midfield.
Kompany delighted at City “project”.
Vincent Kompany says he feels privileged to be part of a “beautiful project” underway at Manchester City, The Telegraph“Instead of going from one to two to three to four we have tried to go from one to 10 straight away. It’s a beautiful project but obviously you will have people shocked or not being positive about us all the time.
“It is just a matter of time before people see us differently. You get used to anything. This has been going on for three years and we will grow out of this image, slowly but surely. First of all we have other targets to achieve, to become a stable club, to become a winning club. I suspect that when that happens all the rest will come into place.”
City chase Sanchez.
Manchester City have stepped up the chase to sign Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez as The People reports the Premier League side are close to securing a £24million deal with the 22-year-old’s club, Serie A Udinese.
The Citizens face competition from Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AS Roma to sign the young attacker who is seen as a potential replacement for want away striker Carlos Tevez or troubled starlet Mario Balotelli.
It is believed the youngster is willing to move to England but the Italian side have shown they are no pushovers when it comes to negotiating transfer fees, having rejected a £20million offer from Chelsea in January.
The Manchester City hierarchy are confident they can convince the Udinese board to let Sanchez go for £24million and are willing to offer the Chilean a lucrative salary to persuade him to move to Eastlands.