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Johnson and Adebayor on move? Sinclair in?

  • 21 August 2012 09:20
  • Posted by David Clayton

With just 10 days to go before the transfer window closes, the Press are approaching fever pitch predicting possible ins and outs at City.

And it seems there could indeed be one or two moves either way following recent comments by City boss Roberto Mancini.

Martin Blackburn in The Sun believes Emmanuel Adebayor’s long-running proposed move to Tottenham might finally happen in the next 48 hours.

“A deal was agreed six weeks ago between Manchester City and the White Hart Lane side, but stalled because of personal terms,” writes Blackburn.

“But Adebayor has indicated he is prepared to take a significant pay cut to push things along.”

Another possible exit could be England winger Adam Johnson, who Mancini also indicated may need to move on to find regular first-team football.

There are no shortage of suitors for the talented 25-year-old with Spurs, Sunderland, Everton and Liverpool all reportedly interested.

Darren Lewis in the Daily Mirror writes:  “Adam Johnson is choosing whether to try to rebuild his career at Tottenham, Sunderland or Liverpool.

“The Manchester City winger was left out of Sunday’s 3-2 win over Southampton so he could focus on finding himself a new home.

“All three interested clubs – along with Newcastle, Johnson's boyhood club, and Everton – are understood to be ready to match the champions' £10million asking price.

“Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is the most confident of landing the talented 25-year-old England winger.”

If Johnson does leave, speculation that Scott Sinclair could be targeted by the Blues as a replacement would probably slip into top gear.

The Daily Mirror’s Football Spy claims City have already bid £5m to bring the winger to the Etihad Stadium, but adds the Swans may hold out for a bigger fee.

As ever, for the only official transfer business, check regularly on mcfc.co.uk over the coming days and if anything does actually happen, you will hear it here first.

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