Manchester City Target £20m Midfield Pair

Chris Wright

22nd, January 2010

By Chris Wright


Who could leave this kind of love behind?

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has reportedly targeted two more midfielders that he wishes to sign before the transfer window shuts – One being West Ham’s Valon Behrami, and the other being Middlesbrough’s Adam Johnson.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that City have tabled a £15 million bid for Behrami to ‘test The Hammer’s resolve’ (I’d bite their hands off personally) as the Londoner’s are keen to raise funds to reshape their squad during the last few days of January.

Mancini is also weighing up a ‘risky’ £5 million bid for ‘Boro youngster Johnson according to The Sun today. The winger apparently signed an agreement with Sunderland a year ago with a fee of £3 million being agreed upon, but City are hoping to gazump The Black Cats with a larger bid.

After being linked with Mathieu Flamini, Sergio Canales and Fernando Gago yesterday, it seems the standard of supposed City targets has dropped slightly today. Perhaps an indication that, despite their boundless riches, The Citizens don’t yet have the stature to always get their man/men?