Manchester City latest: Potential midfield boost; striker turned down Real Madrid

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The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic turned down Real Madrid in favour of a move to the Blues.

There was also Real Madrid, but I chose City,” he said.

I decided to come here because this is a major project with many players. I should have come here the year before, but I had a nice season with…Fiorentina.”

The forward has rarely featured this season due to injury and the competition for places, but he has no regrets about the switch.

I never doubted myself, even in the most difficult moments. I knew I could play in this team and now I have to prove it,” he added.

In other news, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says City looked “jaded” in their defeat to Chelsea on Monday night.

Talking to the Gunners’ official website, Wenger said, “Chelsea always looked dangerous and City looked for me a bit jaded.

“They were not as fluent or as strong physically as they were at Tottenham, but it could have gone to 1-1, or it could have gone 2-0 for Chelsea.”

And finally, the Telegraph reports that Fernandino has a chance of returning to City’s squad for the Champions League encounter with Barcelona.

The midfielder was a huge miss against Chelsea, and the report claims his thigh injury may not keep him out for as long as first feared.

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