According to The Sun, Manchester City are hot on the trail of Werder Bremen winger Marko Marin as manager Roberto Mancini looks to bolster his squad for an assault on both the Premier League and Champions League.
Marin, 22, holds 16 German international caps and has also been attracting interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
The player is thought to be keen to remain with Bremen despite a poor season which saw the club miss out on European qualification, yet the lure of Champions League football could be a deciding factor in tempting him away from the Bundesliga.
“If the club receives an offer and decides to sell me, that is another situation. Until then I am happy here,” Marin told German newspaper Bild.
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Former Blackburn chairman appointed.
Manchester City have appointed former Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams to their football operations department.
Williams left Ewood Park shortly after the Venky´s group completed their takeover of the club in November and will start his new role with City on July 1.
Chief executive Garry Cook told the club´s Official Website: “John Williams is a hugely respected figure in the football world and I admire him greatly. Unsurprisingly, a number of organisations were keen to work with him and I was therefore delighted when he accepted my offer to join us.”
He added: “We must ensure our targets are not impacted by the high volume of daily operational tasks. John’s support of Brian Marwood (Football Administration Officer) and the football operations team will enable us to ensure those targets are met and he will be a great asset to the club.”
Mancini turns to Hulk.
Porto striker Hulk, real name Givanildo Vieira de Souza, has jumped to the top of Roberto Mancini´s summer shopping list as he becomes increasingly frustrated in his attempts to sign Udinese´s Alexis S