Well that’s the Sunday papers for you.
The Times reports that the new Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will be giving the financial backing to add to his top four chasing side.
The former Inter boss has apparently already drawn up a list of players whom he would like to arrive at Eastlands in the new year.
Liverpool duo Fernando Torres and Javier Mascherano are among the names linked with a move to City and with the Merseyside clubs current financial trouble, you never know.
French internationals Franck Ribery and Theirry Henry are also said to be attracting interest from the world’s richest club. Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Yaya Toure and West Ham’s Matthew Upson complete the list, however I find it hard to believe that Mancini would want so many new strikers considering the current wealth of frontmen at the club at the moment.
Realistically, I can only see Matthew Upson and/or Javier Mascherano joining from that list. We all know about West Ham’s current financial trouble, so any decent sized bid for Upson should be successful.
It’s fair to say Liverpool need to sell before they can buy, so should a bid of £20 million plus come in for Mascherano, I personally can see it being accepted. What do you think? Comments below please.