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10 players linked with signing for Manchester City this week

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Manchester City are never shy of transfer rumours and this week has been no different. So which La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Premier League and Championship talents have been linked with a move in January?

Manchester City as ever are being linked with several deals considering their muscular financial clout, here is a collection of 10 potential January arrivals.

Sergio Busquets

One of the more surprising transfer twists in recent times as Roberto Mancini reportedly steps up pursuit of Barca’s unsung midfield destroyer…

Cesc Fabregas

… in a double Catalan swoop with the former Arsenal player also linked. Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been extremely critical of City’s transfer approach and a deal seems unlikely.

Daniele De Rossi

Mancini chased the midfielder, who is a one-club-man in the Italian capital, during the summer but lost out. Rumours persist he could move on however with Paris Saint-Germain interested. Mancini will not be prepared to lose out.

Wilfried Zaha

One of many clubs linked with a pursuit of the Crystal Palace forward despite The Eagles claiming he is not for sale. A quote of £20 million seems steep for a player with limited Premier League experience so this seems more of a ‘hands-off’ plea then a genuine price.

Radamel Falcao

Bored of his name? You wouldn’t be bored of his talent that is for sure and City along with Chelsea are the apparent frontrunners for the Colombians highly coveted signature.

Ashley Cole

Reports suggest he is simply not going to get the contract he desires at Stamford Bridge and City were one of the new teams linked with the England international this week along with city rivals United, AC Milan, PSG and Real Madrid.


The talent has been pivotal to Malaga’s good start to the season on both a domestic and continental front and has received plenty of interest from across Europe. Manchester City are one of many chasing the talented playmaker from the Iberian peninsula.

Alen Halilovic

The ‘Croatian Messi’ is just a boy but City scouts were in attendance at a recent Croatia youth international to run the rule over Dinamo Zagreb’s hottest talent.

Stevan Jovetic

Either somebody in the press really wants City to sign Jovetic or there is substance in these rumours that continue to come up. The Montenegrin is widely expected to be leaving Fiorentina soon but several Serie A big hitters will rival Mancini for the talented forward.

Robert Lewandowski

The Pole has committed his immediate future to Borussia Dortmund, but that hasn’t stopped him being linked with a move to Manchester in January after his bustling physical display against England on Wednesday.

Would you like to see any of these players at The Etihad?

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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