Window shopping: Day 22
- Sun 22 Jan 2012, 8:57AM
- Posted by David Clayton
What do you get for the equivalent of two Cristiano Ronaldos? One Gareth Bale – at least according to today’s Sunday Mirror back page.
The report suggests City have made ‘discreet enquiries’ for the Tottenham winger and have been told he would cost almost twice the figure Ronaldo joined Real Madrid for with a world record £150m fee the asking price.
The fact we play the Lilywhites today has nothing to do with the story… not much!
In fact, there are so many stories centred around Harry Redknapp quotes and from half the Spurs squad – and not many of them that complimentary about the Blues it should be said – that there is very little else to report today of any substance - but seek and ye shall find!
Shall we begin with the latest instalment on Carlos Tevez and Paris St Germain? No? Thought not! That’s one story that has dragged on to the point of tedium so if anything actually happens, you’ll read it here first.
There is an interesting snippet on Jores Okore, a 19-year-old defender from Denmark who is apparently attracting plenty of interest from Premier League clubs. If City are monitoring the Nordsjaelland youngster, the fact he was born in the Ivory Coast may make the Blues an attractive proposition with the Toure brothers plying their trade at the Etihad Stadium.
Kurt Zouma is another teenage defender who is reportedly a target for City. Even younger at 17, the Lyon-born centre-half currently plays for Saint-Etienne and has represented France at youth level.
To complete the defensive sweep of Europe, The Sunday Mirror also claim City have handed a trial to Chilean defender Tomas Diaz Navarrete who is currently with Belgian side Royal Union Saint-Gilloise.
Lots to absorb, but we’ll round off today with an update on Nedum Onuoha who doesn’t look likely to join QPR as things stand.
Everton, Wolves, West Brom and Bolton are all linked with the Blues’ versatile defender but with Vincent Kompany suspended until after Wednesday, it’s hard to see Roberto Mancini allowing him to move on before then.
Just nine days left before the window closes – expect things to hot up a little in the remaining week or so with stories even more ludicrous than the Bale...