City in Lavezzi link
- Fri 18 May 2012, 8:53AM
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
City are said to be interested in one of the Napoli strikers who made life so difficult in last season's Champions League campaign.
Ezequiel Lavezzi certainly showed off his talents in those two games in 2011, and he'd get you a few points in Scrabble as well, but the Sun reckon we are now looking in his direction along with a few other clubs.
"Chelsea and Manchester City will battle Inter and Paris St Germain for £20million Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.
"The Argy, 27, scored twice to beat Chelsea 3-1 in their Champions League clash in Italy.
"Inter and PSG have made their interest known. But Lavezzi’s representatives are holding out for offers from the Premier League big-spenders." And, erm, that's it; that is the entire article on the Sun web site. Go figure.
"Inter are targeting a move for Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong, according to reports in Italy.
"The Dutchman is out of contract next summer and the Nerazzurri are looking to bring him to the San Siro as a partner to recent permanent signing Fredy Guarin.
"Tuttosport are reporting that the player is likely to be tempted by the offer of first team football, something he has struggled to get at City this season.
"Along with De Jong, Inter are also keeping tabs on fellow Manchester City player Aleksandar Kolarov as they seek to bring in a new left-back as well this summer."
And our global reach is underlined by a nice reaction piece from the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, written by the brilliantly-named Peter Ray Blood.
"I swear sport is going to be the end of me. Sport has broken my heart even more frequently than women, be it the Soca Warriors, West Indies cricketers, Barcelona, and more recently, Manchester United.
"On Sunday, I thought my heart would leap out of my chest as I watched Manchester City wrench the English Premiership League (EPL) title out of Manchester United’s hands, just a mere 91 seconds after it seemed to be a done deal for the Red Devils.
"Not since our very own Dwight Yorke performed a miracle in time added on for Manchester United, in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, have I seen such a nail-biting title-decider like Sunday’s game between City and Queen’s Park Rangers."