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City willing to bid big for Bale?

  • 30 May 2013 08:06
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

Manchester City are among five clubs willing to splash out £80 million for Gareth Bale, according to an exclusive report this morning.

It’s The Sun with the story and the paper claims all eyes are on the Tottenham winger who has so far showed no intent of leaving the London club.

“The Spurs star’s agent says Bale would be “honoured” to play for Real Madrid, who are desperate to sign the Welshman,” reports Charlie Wyett.

“Yet Spurs are aware that Real, PSG, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea would all be willing to pay £80m for the player immediately — if he becomes available.”

Elsewhere, the Blues are competing with cross town rivals Manchester United to bring Cesc Fabregas back to the Premier League this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, the two Manchester clubs will go head to head for the midfielder who has reportedly expressed his discontent at Spanish giants Barcelona.

“New United manager David Moyes is considering a bid for the £25million-rated midfielder after being made aware of Barcelona’s willingness to sell the former Arsenal skipper” writes John Edwards.


But in an intriguing sub-plot, City have been notified of the Spain midfielder’s availability, and are also interested.


...The Daily Mail...

“Outgoing Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini is poised to take over at City in the coming weeks and the Chilean is also keen on bringing emerging La Liga talent Isco with him to England.

“The deposed champions are also hoping to land Isco's and Fabregas' Spanish countryman Jesus Navas.”

Finally this morning, South China centre-back and Hong Kong captain Chan Wai Ho has been talking about how he is looking forward to facing City in this summer’s Barclays Asia Trophy.


“In the past few years Manchester City have invested a lot in their team, they have got some great players, so this year's tournament is even more appealing than 2007. I'm really happy South China are getting the chance to represent Hong Kong,” he told premierleague.com.

“Manchester City's attack is awesome. I really hope to play against David Silva and Sergio Aguero, because they are great players, with great touch.”


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