Man City news – City plan Defoe bid, Dani Alves link, Dressing-room revolt?

City plan Defoe bid.

Manchester City have named Jermain Defoe as a potential replacement for Carlos Tevez, according to The Mirror.

Tevez has stated publicly that he wants to leave Manchester City in the near future and reports suggest that Defoe would be the Citizens main priority should the Argentine head for the exit this summer.

The former West Ham United striker revealed that he had been considering leaving Spurs in January but it is understood that the London club would be reluctant to sell the 28-year-old. However, The Blues board believe a big offer would be enough to persuade the Spurs hierarchy to sell the England international and see him head for the City of Manchester Stadium in the summer.

Dressing-room revolt?

Manchester City stars are unhappy with Roberto Mancini and talks of a revolution within the squad are stirring around Eastlands, according to News of the World.

The Italian coach forced his players to sprint the corridor of the hotel they were staying in in Ukraine before their 2-0 defeat to Dinamo Kiev in the Europa League.

Mancini reportedly blew up at Micah Richards because of the result and other members of the squad were unhappy with the way the manager treated the players.

Apparently the former Inter manager has lost the support of several Blues players at a crucial time when the side are in contention for the Europa League and atop four finish in the Premier League.

Dani Alves link.

Barcelona right-back Dani Alves could be set to join Manchester City in the summer if contract talks between the Catalan club and the Brazilian break down, The Daily Star has revealed.

The Spanish champions are currently in contract negotiations with Alves but it appears the 27-year-old is holding out for much larger wages than the Blaugrana are offering him.

The former Sevilla player wants £200,000 per-week, a salary which debt-ridden Barcelona are reluctant to meet.

If both sides cannot reach an agreement then Alves could be heading to the English Premier League where Manchester City and Chelsea would be most likely to offer him his dream deal.

Alves told reporters that he would rather remain in Catalonia but the club must offer him a larger salary to keep him at the Camp Nou: “My dream is to stay with Barca. If it was down to me it would be 100 per cent certain but it depends on both sides.”

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