Transfer Window: Day Ten
- Thu 10 Jan 2013, 8:16AM
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Napoli’s head coach says he would welcome the challenge of coaching Mario Balotelli amid reports of a possible approach from the Serie A club.
According to Football Italia, Walter Mazzarri described the possibility of working with the City striker as "stimulating.”
“Azzurri chief Aurelio De Laurentiis recently revealed his dream of seeing Balotelli partner Edinson Cavani at the Stadio San Paolo,” the website reports.
“And Mazzarri has insisted that he wouldn’t have a problem in coaching the Manchester City enigma.
‘“I’ve never had the opportunity to meet Balotelli in person,”’ Mazzarri announced.
‘“Only those who have had him in their squad know what problems he could cause, but I have experience and I’d find coaching him stimulating.”’
Meanwhile, The Daily Mail picks up on Wesley Sneijder’s likely move to Galatasaray, after the Inter Milan man was linked with a move to The Etihad.
“Wesley Sneijder has been handed a path out of Inter Milan after president Massimo Moratti confirmed an offer from Galatasaray has been accepted," writes Andy James.
“Sneijder has reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, as well as ambitious Ligue 1 outfit Paris St Germain.”
Elsewhere this morning, after firing home on his first team debut, City starlet Marcoss Lopes is in the spotlight once again ahead of tonight’s FA Youth Cup fourth round tie against Burnley.
“Lopes reacted to his brush with FA Cup fame by staying behind for extra work in training the following day,” reports The Manchester Evening News.
“And now the 17-year-old City starlet is aiming to fire the young Blues into the last 16 of the FA Youth Cup when they take on Burnley at the Etihad Stadium tonight.
"Lopes was back in training at Platt Lane the day after his goal against Watford last Saturday made him the youngest goal scorer in City history."
Tonight’s game will be staged at The Etihad Stadium and is free to season ticket holders.
Admission for others will be £3 for adults and £1 for kids - so make sure you get down and support our young guns!