Manchester City latest: €20m or nothing for target and Kompany suffers another blow

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Manchester City have reportedly suffered another injury blow, with Sky Sports reporting that Vincent Kompany will be missing for a further three weeks.

It had been widely reported that the City skipper would be back for the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur. But the Belgian national team’s physio Lieven Messchalck has thrown that initial belief into some doubt.

First of all he had a rupture, a tear into the abductor and then also he has bad luck with a small thing on the front side now, so it’s everything together,” Messchalck said.

It’s not really so long, eight weeks is nothing in the time of injury. You must respect Biology.”

Having already missed five weeks, it appears Kompany now not be set for a return until December.

Another Blues defender is also in the news today, with Joleon Lescott telling City TV that he cannot understand the club’s poor away form.

Following their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland on Sunday, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have now lost four times on the road this season.

Asked if he could explain the contrast between the club’s blistering home form and their away-day disappointments, Lescott said, “I’m not sure, it’s hard to say. It’s not like we feel any different going into the game.”

Yes we won games here and there…but it’s been stop-start away from home, so we need to knuckle down now and pick up some points.”

And finally, long linked with a possible move to the Etihad, Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero has had a €20million price-tag placed on his head.

Well, to be honest, it was put there some time ago, as that is the Argentine ‘keeper’s release-clause. But Malaga’s director general Vicente Casado has confirmed his player will only be permitted to leave in January if the clause is paid in full, and if the player agrees to the move.

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