Window Shopping: Day Four
- 04 January 2012 08:57
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
An evening of some of that football stuff out on the pitch results in a quieter than average day on that transfer talk front.
It's all outgoings and no incomings - but that will change no doubt. The big one story is claims that Brazilian side Corinthians are throwing their hat into the ring for Carlos Tevez once again.
Having tried to sign the striker on a permanent deal a few months ago, it is now reported that they are eying up a loan deal, with club president Roberto de Andrade quoted by goal.com thus:
"We are interested in Tevez because he is a great player," he told SporTV. "We will contact City this month, our wish is that they let him go on loan.
"City's mistake was that they did not accept [our £35m bid], they missed out on a great opportunity.
"Nowadays, they will not be able to get half of what was offered back then."
The article goes on to add that Roberto Mancini is on record as saying City will not listen to loan offers - so don't expect this one to go away any time soon.
Today's other rumour is that Nedum Onuoha could be heading away from City - but where? Depends what you read and who you believe. The Telegraph claims that "QPR manager Neil Warnock has flown to Manchester in an attempt to sign Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha for around £3.5m. Bolton are also interested in the player."
But the Mail reckon that Stoke are in the box seat to take the talented Academy graduate, with Blackburn and Sunderland also "poised" for a "swoop".