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Transfer Window: Day Six

  • 06 January 2013 09:02
  • Posted by Mark Booth

A spokesman representing Joloen Lescott dismissed reports linking the defender with a move to Aston Villa or QPR in the January window.

Lescott played all 90 minutes of City’s 3-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup third round, keeping a clean sheet alongside Vincent Kompany at the heart of the back four.

"Joleon Lescott has ruled out the possibility of any loan move during the January transfer window," said the statement released by the player.

"Despite speculation linking him with several Premier League clubs, Joleon has no desire to leave Manchester City."

Ah, it’s always pleasant to begin our transfer round-ups with good news.

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A player who could be making the switch to the Etihad Stadium is Derby’s teenage prodigy Will Hughes, who is reportedly subject of a tug of war between City, Arsenal and Spurs.

“Manchester City are making a late and strong bid to sign Derby County wonder boy Will Hughes – and throw him into the title race,” reads the story in the Sunday People.

“City chief Roberto Mancini wants to add to his squad and his No.2 David Platt has launched a raid on the Rams for their 17-year-old midfield sensation.

“Hughes is already wanted by Arsenal, Tottenham and Fulham who are all sniffing around as Derby wait for a potential £10million bid.”

Elsewhere, former Spurs playmaker Luka Modric has struggled at Real Madrid since his summer move to the Bernabeu, so it’s no surprise he’s being sized up for a move back to the Premier League in today’s Sunday Mirror.

“Luka has put Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City on alert for a summer move,” the story written by Matt Law reads.

“Real Madrid midfielder ­Modric was voted La Liga’s worst signing of 2012, having joined in August from ­Tottenham for £33million.

“Modric is understood to have struggled to adapt to life in Spain and last week admitted his switch had been ­“challenging.””

...Matt Law - Sunday Mirror...

Finally, City legend Paul Dickov saw his Oldham Athletic side dispatch the Championship’s Nottingham Forest yesterday – now he’s targeting a return to City in round four.

"Manchester City through my connections would be fantastic or another big tie for the club for financial reasons," he explained on the Oldham Athletic website.

We’ll bring you news of who City will face in the FA Cup as soon as the draw is made at 3.30pm this afternoon.

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