Sergio Aguero has come up with some loose platitudes about the English league which has increased rumours of a move to Manchester City, according to the Independent.
The Argentinian ace has outgrown his stay at Atletico Madrid and is widely expected to leave the Vicente Calderon this summer.
Speaking at the Copa America, where he scored two goals for la Albiceleste in their 4-2 win over Costa Rica, Aguero said, “I have already made it clear that I don’t see myself at Atletico anymore. I’d rather play in Spain or England.”
The 23-year-old was subject to an early summer bid from Juventus but his reticence to play in Serie A could pave a move a move to Manchester, with Barcelona and Real Madrid showing little interest in the striker.
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Vieira out to get Nasri.
According to the First Post, Patrick Vieira’s first behind the scenes involvement at Manchester City could be to help lure French midfielder Samir Nasri from City’s feeder club – Arsenal.
Vieira, who has recently been assigned the role of ‘Football Development Executive’ at Eastlands after hanging up his boots at the end of last season, has been tasked with coaxing the 24-year-old down the well trodden path from north London to east Manchester.
Nasri has just one year left on his Gunners contract and is said to be thinking of joining Cesc Fabregas on the way out of the club, although boss Arsene Wenger is determined to retain both players
Manchester United have already cooled their interest in the playmaker but he remains a key target for Roberto Mancini as the Italian tries to add some midfield guile to his squad.
Mee to join Burnley.
City have allowed reserve team defender Ben Mee to join Burnley on a season long loan deal, reports the BBC.
Mee made his name at Eastlands as skipper of the 2008 Youth Cup winning team but has never been able to fashion a prolonged opportunity within the first team set-up.
The England U21 player made his full debut for the club in last season’s Carling Cup loss at West Bromwich Albion, and that remains Mee’s sole appearance for the seniors.
However, the 21-year-old did accrue some regular football last season after appearing 15 times on loan for Leicester City under the tutelage of former Citizens boss Sven Goran Eriksson.
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