No way, Jose!
- Sun 24 Jun 2012, 9:31AM
- Posted by David Clayton
If Sunday’s Press reports are to be believed, Jose Mourinho has his eyes firmly set on one of our very own Special Ones.
But the Real Madrid boss will receive short shrift from City who, according to The Daily Star’s Paul Hetherington, are about to offer David Silva a lucrative new long-term deal.
Hetherington claims the Blues are set to offer Silva a megabucks contract that will put the Spaniard on a par with the Club’s highest earners and also quotes David’s agent as saying the player is "very happy at City".
The Sun’s Neil Custis has Mourinho chasing another City star – Carlos Tevez – adding that he feels the Blues are likely to do business if they can get in the region of £25m.
He writes: “Manchester City could be ready to sell as they prepare their first bid of £20million for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
“Spanish champions Real have asked to be told if City plan to offload their star. And City would want £25m for their Argentine, who has two years left on his £198,000-a-week deal.
“Etihad boss Roberto Mancini made his peace with Tevez at the end of last season after the forward’s strike — but he may want to sell to fund his summer buys.”
Our last thread today is again in The Sun, who have picked up on Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant’s alleged Twitter dig towards James Milner. It claims:“The Stoke winger took to Twitter to air his views on the Manchester City star, who he thinks should be playing second fiddle to Arsenal flyer Theo Walcott.
“Pennant tweeted: ‘Why Milner starts I don’t know. OK, he trains hard but what’s more important? Getting three points or running around like a nutter on the training pitch?’
“Pennant then rapped back at one of those discussing the issue with him, adding: ‘So you think he should start ahead of Theo — you clown!’”
Well, whatever Pennant’s thoughts are, at least Premier League champion James Milner can count the two medals he’s won in the last year or so – oh, and the 29 England caps he’s won to date.
That’s compared to Pennant’s, er, none. Argument over.