Manchester City latest: Midfielder’s advanced talks; Lampard’s wages; Nasri’s international retirement hint

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Manchester City will reportedly pay all Frank Lampard’s wages during his six-month loan spell at the club.

The former Chelsea midfielder will play for the Blues prior to appearing for his new parent-club New York City FC.

The news, reported by the Express, comes after comments from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger regarding the move and the possibility of City having feeder clubs around the world.

In other news, Samir Nasri may be close to announcing his international retirement according to reports.

The City midfielder has been snubbed by his national team in recent times, and in quotes published by Sky Sports, Nasri said of a possible decision, “I made it a while ago but I will announce it when the time is right.”

And finally, the Chronicle Live reports that Sunderland are in advanced talks with City about a possible transfer involving Jack Rodwell.

The midfielder had been linked with a return to his former club Everton, but it seems the Black Cats could get a player who has failed to break through following his move to the Etihad Stadium.

The report adds that if negotiations are a success, Sunderland could get the City player within the next 24 hours.

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