By Chris Wright
Summer luring, had me a blast. Here’s the round up…
Rumour No. 1: Manchester City are ready to table a £50 million bid for Liverpool striker Fernando Torres .
According to The Guardian , City manager Roberto Mancini has ‘laid down a marker’ for another summer of huge spending by openly discussing the acquisition of the free-scoring Spaniard.
The actual quotes from Mancini are somewhere along the fairly tame ‘Torres is a great player and anybody in their right mind would want him in their team’ line, but that doesn’t stop the paper speculating that City will offer ‘Nando’ a £200,000-a-week contract in the hopes of luring him to Eastlands in the summer.
Rumour No. 2: Speaking of luring (everybody’s at it), Juventus are hoping to tempt Arsenal pair Bacary Sagna and Robin Van Persie to the Stadio Olimpico during the close season.
Apparently, the Bianconeri will move for Sagna should the Gunners succeed in procuring Dutch full-back Gregory Van Der Wiel