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Blues target Seville star?

  • 17 May 2013 08:25
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

Seville winger Jesus Navas is the man in the frame this morning as a serious target for the Blues this summer.

The 27-year-old is part of a so-called ‘wish list,’ which has allegedly been drawn up by the club – news of which we brought you yesterday.

“Manchester City are plotting another raid on Spain to land Seville winger Jesus Navas,” reports The Sun’s Martin Blackburn.

“City’s new Spanish powerbrokers Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano are still working on improving the squad for next season.

“And they have made World Cup winner Navas, 27, a target — although they are unlikely to match his £29million release clause.”

Elsewhere, France coach Didier Deschamps has told media he believes the time had come to recall Samir Nasri to the national squad.

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“The Manchester City man last played for France in a 2-0 loss to Spain at Euro 2012 before being banned for three matches for misconduct,” reports soccerway.com.

“Deschamps said it was the right time to recall Nasri as his side prepare to face Uruguay and Brazil in June.”

He told the press: "The most important thing for me about Samir Nasri is his competitive nature and his spirit. He recognised that he has missed a few games and made mistakes.”

"Much of the season through his injuries, he has not played for his club side. The past few weeks, he became powerful, even decisive with his club, and therefore he became more selectable for the national side.”

Finally, the papers' favourite to take over at The Etihad, Manuel Pelligrini, has been described as the ‘ideal replacement,’ for Roberto Mancini by on loan City striker Roque Santa Cruz.

“Despite failing to win any silverware during his nine-year stay in Spain, Pellegrini has earned plaudits during spells with Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga, whom he guided to the last eight of the Champions League this season, and Santa Cruz believes the 59-year-old will prove a hit at the Etihad Stadium,” writes Victor Vago of goal.com.

“Pellegrini is expected to be confirmed as Mancini’s successor after the Italian was sacked earlier this week following last weekend’s dismal FA Cup final defeat at the hands of relegated Wigan.”

 

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