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17-year old French ace linked with City move

  • 16 July 2012 07:39
  • Posted by Mark Booth

It's reported that City are set to win the race to Caen striking prospect M'Baye Niang, while the Blues are also linked with Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The Blues are yet to enter into the transfer market this summer but all that could be about to change, if you listen to Alan Nixon at the Daily Mirror who reckons that City are set to win the race for talented striker Niang.

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“However City’s direct move - and money - may yet win the chase for the £6million-rated prospect who wants to leave the French Second Division outfit,” writes Nixon.

“Niang, a quick and tall striker, is in the French under-21 side years ahead of his age and rated the best player to emerge from his country in that role for some time.”

There are more rumoured incomings in the Daily Mail, who report that Celtic midfielder Wanyama could swap Glasgow for Manchester.

“The defending Premier League champions have concerns over their defensive midfield position with injured Gareth Barry struggling to make the start of the season and Nigel de Jong looking to leave,” reads the story.

“[City] see potential in powerful Kenyan Wanyama who has expressed a desire to leave Celtic. The 21-year-old has been watched by Liverpool, Newcastle and QPR,” so says the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, Ray Parlour has waded into the RVP transfer odyssey, proposing that a swap deal involving Edin Dzeko would be a satisfactory move for the Gunners.


“I don’t know what Arsenal will look at, but if [Van Persie] does want to go to Manchester City then maybe they could look at a swap deal with someone like Dzeko and bring him in,” he told talkSPORT.

“His wages might be a problem,” Parlour added.

“I don’t know what kind of wages Dzeko is on at Manchester City and Arsenal have always had that pay structure that they want to keep to and maybe they have to change that."

Don’t forget that no deal is done until you see it on the Official Manchester City website.

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