Media round-up of Manchester City transfer speculation on January 28 - Manchester City FC

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Lucas Barrios
Season 2011/12

Window shopping: Day 28

  • 28 January 2012 08:38
  • Posted by David Clayton

If the Blues are going to dip their toe in the transfer market, it’s now or never with less than four full days remaining of the January window.

Let’s get straight down to business with Inside Futbol’s story that City are chasing Borussia Dortmund’s Paraguayan striker Lucas Barrios.

The story, which originates from German paper Bild, claims Arsenal and Sunderland are also showing interest with the player available for around £10m.

TalkSport claim a Serie A winger is delaying a transfer deal in the hope of a move to the Blues.

They report: “Manchester City target Alessio Cerci could be about to join Torino - but is hoping a call from Roberto Mancini will lead to move to England, according to reports in Italy.

“Italian website claims Torino are currently negotiating over a deal for winger Cerci, who has fallen out of favour at Fiorentina.

“The 24-year-old was strongly linked with Manchester City in the summer but Mancini did not follow up his initial interest. It has now been suggested that Cerci is holding out for a move to the Etihad Stadium.”

Possibly going in the other direction is Roque Santa Cruz who The Sun has been in talks with Sevilla as well as current club Real Betis about a permanent move to La Liga.

“I have no desire to return to City,” he is quoted as saying.

With Carlos Tevez’s suitors all claiming they have ended their interest in the striker, that ends today’s round-up – but as ever, watch this space!

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