Media round-up of Manchester City transfer speculation regarding Nigel de Jong Jan 23 2012 - Manchester City FC

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Window shopping: Day 23

  • 23 January 2012 08:36
  • Posted by Peter Ferguson

No wonder the transfer window tales are painfully thin on the ground today - that Spurs spectacular transfixed the media and leaves little room for anything else on the agenda.

Carlos Tevez? His agent? The Milan giants? Paris St Germain?  They were probably all glued to the game like everybody else, because there's nothing new from that wearisome marathon.

Hang about though, the cupboard isn't completely bare. Europe's big clubs have got wind of the fact that World Cup finalist Nigel de Jong has yet to agree a new deal with the club.

The Mail's Screamer column, usually hot on the trail of these titbits, informs us that "Galatasaray and Juventus have been rebuffed in enquiries for Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong.

"But De Jong faces the uncomfortable prospect of being sold this summer after failing to agree a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

"The Holland international was one of City's key players last season but turned down a contract worth in excess of £100,000-a-week in the summer.

"Now De Jong finds himself on the fringes of manager Roberto Mancini's plans and it is understood City will listen to offers at the end of the season if the 27-year-old has not managed to extend a contract that will only have 12 months left by then."

The Telegraph, meanwhile, reminds us that QPR have apparently tabled an acceptable bid for defender Nedum Onuoha, who would link up once more with former City boss Mark Hughes.

But they add: "While an offer has been accepted for the former Sunderland loanee, a deal is by no means done as he considers whether he wants to move south."

 

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