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Dzeko To City KO

Bosnian Berserker Edin Dzeko will NOT be leaving Wolfsburg according to the German club's sporting director Dieter Hoeness...

Dzeko was on absolute fire for pseudo Dutch coach Steve McClaren's new charges last season and had been nailed on for a big money move to The Premier League this summer. City were understood to be in pole position alongside Chelsea for the big striker's signature with hard up united, as usual mentioned in hopeful dispatches by hack friends.

If a release clause in the player's contract been met yesterday, a deal would almost certainly have gone through. Hoeness explained:

'The conditions have not been met. We are very pleased that the period of uncertainty is over. He is a player of huge quality who would have been very difficult for us to replace.'

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Writer: Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 1 2010

Time: 2:44PM

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Ibrahimovich ruled out, Balotelli ruled out, Torres ruled out and Dzeko ruled out. Seems no club wants to sell this summer.
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01/06/2010 15:33:00

Maybe you are setting your sights a little to high,Torres,for instance,come on,no matter how much wages you can pay you're still not in the CL yet.You cut a stick to beat yourselves with last year by paying so much for Lescott,and without CL you're going to have to offer really silly money for not quiet the top level players to pique their clubs interest in selling.
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01/06/2010 16:24:00

It's early days yet. Mancio: "I keep reading that I am going to sign lots of players in the summer and am also going to sell lots of players. This is not true, and I am surprised because people know that I already have a very strong squad at Manchester City."
Johnny Baguette
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01/06/2010 16:30:00

coxinthe box, remind me have liverpool qualified for this years CL, cos if my memory serves me right, they finished BELOW, us in 7th place, and if Pompey had sorted there finances out they would not even be in the Europa League, it would have been Pompey NOT Liverpool! so why do city not have a chance of Torres, unless it is HE who does not want to come to us, and if that is so good luck to the lad, but to say we have no chance unless we pay the money is sounding like sour grapes, as the only other team in the PL is Chelsea who could afford him, so you tell me we ARE a Team that is on the UP, and WILL WIN TROPHIES sooner rather than later, and if you were a player would'nt you want to be in at the start and not half way through, i know i your argument does not stack up unless it's based on Jealosy....
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01/06/2010 16:39:00

IF we were interested in Dzeko then I would say that us waiting for his ridiculous buy out clause to lapse was just the beginning and definetely not the end!
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01/06/2010 19:55:00

cityman51 - I will try to answer why you have no chance in signing Torres, Ibrahimovich and other "super stars" at this time. 1. You have no CL and sure neither do Liverpool but why would any player leave a club with no CL for another team without CL when they can go to any club they wish such as Milan, Inter, Roma, Barca, and Chelsea? 2. Big name players get big pay checks no matter where they go so just because ManCity can offer to pay a player $110,000 a week now it does not mean that Real, Milan, Inter and many other clubs can’t match it if they really want the same player. 3. So far every player your club has signed from a big club was having issue at their last club. Ex. Tevez – not getting love at United, Robinho – not getting love at Madrid, Abadoyar – not getting love at Arsenal and other big name players your club has gotten have all been from other clubs that match Man city but are without money. Barry – Villa, Cruz – Blackburn and Lescott – Everton. 4. Big name players not only want the big a pay check they also want to wear the shirts of the biggest clubs and at the moment Man City are no where near that.
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01/06/2010 21:07:00

I'm a Spurs fan cityman so its hardly sour grapes,the point i was making is you havent achieved anything yet,bar be incredibly wealthy,and as klutch already pointed out leaving a team not in the CL to go to another also not in it wouldnt seem likely,unless you offered a shed load that tempted the club the player was currently at.We all know City will probably do big things soon,but until you actually challenge for the the league and regulary qualify for the CL you will struggle to attract the top,top players,of which Torres is definitely one.
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01/06/2010 23:30:00

cityman51, I fear your argument against CoxintheBox suggests that you are to logic what city currently is to silverware - coming up a bit short. I think you will find that Liverpool, with their substantial history of success, were firmly entrenched in the top 4 and the CL when they signed a younger and less potent Torres. Since they finished below you, as you pointed out, they will struggle to keep him - they would no more be able to sign one of the true super stars like Torres in this window then you could even with ridiculous wages.
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02/06/2010 13:04:00

Klutch, we understand the point about not having CL football albeit qualifications and other big clubs being able to match wages but, the point about players leaving clubs because of certain issues is not exclusive to just us is it?Real Madrid was not the first club Robinho had issues with so you can say he has something of a track record. Abedayor was basically pushed out of Arsenal for whatever reason, their loss. Teves probably felt he wasn't getting enough game time at man u. Even if they were 'not getting love' as you put it, whats the problem with changing clubs? And you dont honestly think it was mere coincidence that we bought players from clubs around us. These were players that had proven themselves in the Premier League. it was better than getting a team full of big name foreign players who dont have premier league experience. Missing out on 4th was disappointing but i honestly dont believe it will stop a top player from joining us especially if they buy into 'the project' which is quite achievable with our backing but then again you'll those who'll call that player a money grabber as if playing football aint a job! Teves and Adebayor left CL football to join us even when we'd finished 10th the the previous season and now we've finished 5th and with a top manager in charge we won't get top players? let wait and see then.
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02/06/2010 13:11:00

of course you guys will sign top players, and very soon be challenging for everything, but I think that at the moment there will be superstars out of your league - the likes of Torres, Rooney, Messi etc. Nothing to get too upset about methinks ;)
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02/06/2010 13:18:00

Well i dont know about Torres but with Rooney and Messi i dont think they'll even want to leave their respective clubs at the moment. Not to Chelsea, not to Bayern Munich, not to Inter Milan so why would they want to join us? Point is, EVERY club has certain superstars that are out of their league due to various reasons. Do you ever see Messi joining Real Madrid?
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02/06/2010 14:50:00

Wednesday: Dieter Hoeness to Deutsche Presseagentur: "There is no bid, we have received no offer. What we have received was an email, short, before the end of Monday. But that email was in a written form and with regard to its content in no way near anything we could and wanted to consider in this case. We have not changed our viewpoint on the future of Edin Dzeko, we want him to stay on."
Johnny Baguette
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02/06/2010 16:05:00


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