Rumour mill grinds on
- Sun 15 Jul 2012, 9:05AM
- Posted by Chris Eccles
If today’s press is to be believed, a merry-go–round of transfers is about to begin with Manchester City and few other familiar names in the mix.
The Daily Mail says that Carlos Tevez, or maybe Edin Dzeko, will move to AC Milan to allow City to make a £30 million move for Robin Van Persie.
However, the story is given an added twist with the paper suggesting there may be another club looking at the striker. As Bob Cass in The Mail puts it,
"The champions would appear to be in the driving seat to land the Arsenal striker but Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has still not given up hope of signing the 29-year-old in a cut-price deal.
"The two Manchester clubs were only separated by goal difference at the end of last season and Ferguson is determined to get one over his rivals in the transfer market."
The Daily Star also thinks Van Persie is Manchester bound and contribute to the rumour mill by adding that the Dutch striker was recently seen house hunting in Hale.
ESPN say that Milan are still interested in Tevez, although the striker has recently declared his commitment to the Blues but The Express thinks Edin Dzeko is the man to fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s boots.
Back in the real world, Micah Richards has been has been speaking about recent events at the Etihad. The defender is currently away training with the Team GB Olympic football team but was able to tell the Manchester Evening News he is happy with this week’s news about Roberto Mancini.
"Being out with Team GB, I’ve seen Mancini has signed a new contract and he’s absolutely the right man to take the club forward,” said Richards who went on to talk about the changes he has seen in his time as a Blue.
"Obviously having been there since I was 14 – 10 years now – it means so much to everyone at the club.
"Some players have been winning medals every season of their career. I’ve been at City all that time and there were times when the club wasn’t even in the Premier League.
"Fortunately they were in the top flight when I made my debut but to see the club come so far in such a short space of time is just unbelievable."