Manchester City Transfer News

   on May 15 2013 4:29 PM
Manchester City Transfer News

 

 

Manchester City have sacked Roberto Mancini - a year to the day he led them to the Premier League title. 

Manuel Pellegrini is set to replace Mancini as boss at The Etihad.

Pellegrini is set to be confirmed as City’s new manager to replace Roberto Mancini and he will not be the only arrival from Malaga.

Abu Dhabi sources have excitedly claimed that Spanish attacking midfielder Isco will join his boss Pellegrini at City and that a deal for Cavani is close to completion. The total cost of the double deal could total a staggering £79million.

Isco’s Malaga release fee is £27m, while Napoli have always insisted they will not accept less than the £52m buy-out clause in striker Cavani’s contract.

With David Silva's injury problems this season contributing to his stuttering form, it’s time some of the playmaking burden was taken off him. Isco is an ideal solution to the creative side of City’s game, and the bonus is that Pellegrini knows the 20-year-old inside out from his time at Malaga.

Isco, like his countryman Silva, is blessed with an abundance of technique, ability in tight areas, swift changes of direction and excellent vision of the game. He can be played on the left side of midfield, but with that license to cut in and work behind the attack between the lines. Isco is one of the most highly rated young players in Europe and has also attracted interest from Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been chasing Uruguay international Cavani, who has scored an incredible 103 goals in 137 matches for Napoli.

City striker Edin Dzeko has been linked with a move to Napoli as part of a deal to sign Cavani, but it is understood he has expressed a desire to join Borussia Dortmund.

Once his severance with City is finalized, Mancini will be offered a quick route back into management by mega-rich Monaco. Big-spending Monaco have put Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez on their transfer hit-list too.

Manchester City are plotting a £12m move for Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben. New Bayern boss Pep Guardiola seems to be more interested in Arsenal’s Wilshere to fill up the Dutchman’s shoes next season.

Manchester City and Manchester United are set to battle it out for Udinese's 18-year-old starlet Piotr Zielinski this summer.

The two clubs tussled for Robin van Persie last summer - the Dutchman eventually joined United - and both are now looking to bring Zielinski to the north west.

The 18-year-old only made his senior debut at the end of last year, coming on as a substitute in a 4-1 win against Cagliari, but he has already featured nine times for Udinese in Serie A.

He has represented Poland at every level from Under-15 to Under-21 and has been tipped for big things.

Manuel Pellegrini has also expressed a keen interest in Sevilla winger Jesus Navas.

City definitely look to re-vamp their squad this season after losing the Premier League and squandering the FA cup to Wigan. Who comes in and who leaves the Etihad, only time will tell. Till then watch this space.