Reports were circulating this morning that Manchester City had made a spectacular £31.4m bid for Inter’s Wesley Sneijder. However, City have been quick to reject any such speculation. The reports emerged from Italian newspaper the Gazzetta dello Sport, but according to BBC Sport City have made no such offer for the Dutch playmaker. City’s rivals Manchester United have been linked with a move for Sneijder all summer as a potential replacement for Paul Scholes.
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Nani: Tevez key.
In the build-up to the Community Shield clash between Manchester City and United, Red Devils winger Luis Nani has moved to suggest that the Citizens will struggle to make an impact in the game, without the presence of their captain Carlos Tevez. According to The Sun Nani said: “I played with Carlos and he is an important player for any club. I don’t know if he will stay at City but, if he does go, it will be a big problem for Mancini because of the way that he plays and his experience.” It was thought that Tevez was set to leave Manchester this summer after Sergio Aguero was signed for a club record of £35million. However, it now looks as if Mancini wants to hang on to Tevez and play the two Argentineans together up front.
New Hart deal.
According to The Sun Man City stopper Joe Hart has been rewarded for his fine form with a new five-year deal worth £100,000 a week. Hart saw off competition from experienced keeper Shay Given for the number one shirt and is now also England’s first choice keeper. His terrific form was acclaimed as he won the Premier League Golden Glove, awarded to the player that has kept the most clean sheets for his club.
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