City Linked With Every Tom, Dick & Harry
With a short-term striker shortage looming over Manchester City, manager Mark Hughes is reportedly looking to buy every Tom, Dick & Harry.
Benjani is going to miss the start of the season after tearing his thigh in training, while £19m record signing Jo will be unavailable after being called up to Brazil's Olympic squad.
City have sold Georgios Samaras to Celtic and released both Emile Mpenza and Paul Dickov. That leaves Darius Vassell, plus Ched Evans and Daniel Sturridge, who has been away with the England Under-19 squad at the European Championships.
The Italian pair, Bernardo Corradi and Rolando Bianchi, are currently available but both likely to leave before the season starts.
Hughes is thought to be bringing in...
Blackburn's £15m-rated Roque Santa Cruz
Real Zaragoza's Argentine Diego Milito worth an estimated £7m
Craig Bellamy from West Ham
Djibril Cisse from Marseille
Chelsea's highly rated Talal Ben Haim
Espanyol's Pablo Zabaleta worth £6m
That just leaves Tom, Dick & Harry who, at this time are unattached.