Sky Sports have reported that Manchester City are expecting to hold official talks with Athletico Madrid regarding a possible move for Argentinian forward Sergio Aguero.
Aguero has been strongly linked with a move to the Manchester club ever since Carlos Tevez announced his desire to leave. It was initially assumed that Aguero would be a direct replacement for the outgoing Tevez, however it now seems that oil-rich City will be keen on a move regardless of whether or not the unsettled Argentine is sold.
Aguero, 23, made it clear earlier this summer that he wanted to leave Athletico, with Italian side Juventus showing an early interest. However, the Serie A outfit have since turned their attention to Giuseppe Rossi, leaving Manchester City firm favourites for his signature.
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Ade nears Spurs.
Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor could be on his way to Tottenham Hotspur on loan, according to the Daily Mail.
The Togo international had a successful spell at Arsenal, scoring over 60 goals in all competitions for the Gunners after signing from Monaco in 2006. Adebayor signed for Manchester City in 2009 for a fee believed to be in the region of around £25million, but despite scoring 14 goals in his first season, he quickly fell out of favour at Eastlands. In January 2011, the forward completed a loan move to Real Madrid, where he scored eight goals.
The main issue regarding the potential transfer will be the player’s wages, with Tottenham reluctant to pay any more than 50% of Adebayor’s reported £170k per week wages. Manchester City, on the other hand, are hoping to strike a deal which would see a larger chunk of his wages being paid by the North London club.
Mancini wants more control.
Roberto Mancini is concerned over the amount of control he has over dealings at Manchester City, Goal.com reports.
Mancini, who took over at the Eastlands club in December 2009, has told of his desire to have more control over the club’s movement in the transfer market, using Sir Alex Ferguson as an example of the type of role he wants to be given at the club.
“Maybe I need to have more control of the team and the other situations. For a manager, that’s very important,” said Mancini. “It’s important for the manager to have control over the players and the medical staff and the other situations. [The situation] can improve.”
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