Manchester City chasing Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma. Manchester City chasing Saint-Etienne defender Kurt Zouma.The People says City boss Roberto Mancini is keen to recruit at the back and his spies, headed by Patrick Vieira, have sent back rave reviews on the strong teenager who is playing every week for Les Verts. Zouma, 18, would move to the Premier League to compete for a game and he is primed for a switch next month – or in the summer if City decide to keep their current options.However if veteran Toure goes, with his contract about to run out, then Zouma’s move would be brought forward although the price is yet to be agreed.Zouma has already been a guest of Manchester United this season.
Demba Ba denies he’s pushing to quit Newcastle United.Ba has been linked with Arsenal and PSG ahead of the January market. Demba Ba denies he’s pushing to quit Newcastle United.Ba has been linked with Arsenal and PSG ahead of the January market.But he told RMC: “Ready to leave Newcastle? Not really. Many things are being said, but I’m here and while I’m here, I will give everything for the club. I’ve always given everything, nobody can blame me.”Arsenal? You know, this is a club that has not won a title in a long time and will do everything to win this year. It is true that this attracts footballers. But there is not much with Arsenal, which means that there is not anything.”I’ll adapt more easily if there is a lot of French like Arsenal, but for now it is not in my plans.”PSG? It is true that I was a club supporter. I have never concealed my attraction to the club as a fan, since I was little. Of course I would love to one day play in the colors of the club I support. But it seems far away. This is a special club for me.”
Real Betis midfielder Benat cannot guarantee he will still be in Seville when the January transfer window closes. Real Betis midfielder Benat cannot guarantee he will still be in Seville when the January transfer window closes.Manchester City have held talks with Betis this month for the midfielder, who is also being linked with Liverpool.”My feeling is that in football you never know. I am calm and I have a mind here in Betis. But a 100 per cent chance of staying with Betis in January I cannot give. Everyone knows that in football one day you’re here and then there.”But now I’m at home here,” he said.
Everton are eyeing Manchester City outcast Scott Sinclair.The People says Everton are the first club to throw their hats into the ring for City’s out-of-favour winger Sinclair. Everton are eyeing Manchester City outcast Scott Sinclair.The People says Everton are the first club to throw their hats into the ring for City’s out-of-favour winger Sinclair.Goodison boss David Moyes wants to take the 23-year-old on loan in next month’s transfer window.A move to Everton which would allow him to stay in the North West and would suit Sinclair’s live-in girl friend Helen Flanagan.
Premier League clubs are on alert as Daniel Carrico prepares to quit Sporting Lisbon. Premier League clubs are on alert as Daniel Carrico prepares to quit Sporting Lisbon.Record says the 24 year-old has decided against renewing his deal and will leave Sporting when he comes off contract in June.The young Portuguese has been a long-term target for Manchester City and Manchester United since first breaking through at Sporting.Both Manchester clubs have had formal partnerships with Sporting in the recent past.
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to Everton chairman Bill Kenwright for his support of David Moyes.The Latics face Everton today. Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez has paid tribute to Everton chairman Bill Kenwright for his support of David Moyes.The Latics face Everton today.Martinez said: “It’s a great example in world football, not just the British game, to have that kind of continuity.“It gives a manager the time to make decisions for the good of the football club for ever. You can build a solid structure. Everton have got the rewards of that.“You need to get the best out of what you have got, you need to use the money the right way. Everton have combined the transfer kitty with investment in facilities.”
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is again on the radar of Real Madrid. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is again on the radar of Real Madrid.De Gea switched agents to Jorge Mendes earlier this month and El Confidencial says the Spaniard has been assured he will be offered to Real.With Iker Casillas being axed by Real coach Jose Mourinho, who is also represented by Mendes, on Saturday, speculation has intensified that De Gea will arrive in the summer as the captain’s replacement.De Gea has only just returned to the starting XI at United, but has seen Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet and Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic linked with his job in recent weeks.