Spanish rag Sport claims that Man City want to bring Carles Puyol from the Camp Nou to Eastlands.
New Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has told City to stay the hell away from John Terry, and even though JT and Mark Hughes were spotted at the same Dubai resort recently, it now seems 99% certain that Terry will not be wearing sky blue next season.
And so City have looked even further south for a defensive rock, to Spain. But Puyol, 31, is an extremely proud Barca player and I very much doubt he’d even consider a move to Manchester. And why would he? He’s not the sort of footballer who has ever appeared to be motivated by money.
So will we see Puyol in a City shirt for 09/10? No way JosÃ©.
Pub quiz ammo: Puyol began his football career as a goalkeeper. After a persistent shoulder injury, he moved to striker, then to defensive midfielder and finally into the back four. Waffly versatile, eh.