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Revealed: Manchester City's Transfer Legion

Revealed: Manchester City's Transfer Legion

The VMC Forum members have been steadily compiling a summer transfer 'linked with' thread since shortly before the end of the last season with startling and often hilarious results...!

A decade or so on from City's escape from the third tier of English football, Planet Blue has grown used to a relentless transfer window daily media parade of players that Roberto Mancini and previously Mark Hughes is supposed to be signing.

The hacks have been going into overdrive over the past five weeks in their bid to win website hits, sell papers and depending on which team they support, make mischief.

There are some interesting patterns emerging as to whom the football agents are talking to and whom and where from the hacks are dreaming up there 'scoops.'

VMC will keep the list going over the coming weeks in a bid to see just how accurate the Street of Shame guru's are!

The VMC Transfer Linked With Forum Thread Results Started 27 April 2010:

Jerome BOATENG, Hamburg - Various sources
Yoan GOURCUFF, Bordeaux - The Daily Star
James MILNER, Aston Villa - Various sources
Alex HLEB, Barcelona - Das Daily Mail
Marat IZMAILOV, Sporting CP - News of The Screws
Darren BENT, Sunderland - Various sources
Luca TONI, Bayern Munich - Das Daily Mail
Stanislav MANOLEV, PSV Eindhoven - Das Daily Mail
Steven GERRARD, Liverpool - News of The Screws
Stefan RADU, Lazio -
Leonardo BONNUCI, Bari - Various sources
Kevin KURANYI, Schalke - Bild
YaYa TOURE, Barcelona - Various sources
Jorge MARTINEZ, Catania - Sky Sports
Gonzalo HIGUAIN, Real Madrid - Sunday Mirror
Mario BALOTELLI, Internazionale - Das Daily Mail
Alberto GILARDINO, Fiorentina - Various sources
Ashley YOUNG, Aston Villa -
Fernando TORRES, Liverpool - Various sources
Phil JAGIELKA, Everton -
Kyriakos PAPADAPOLOUS, Olympiakos - Teamtalk
John HEITINGA, Everton -
Marek HAMSIK, Napoli - Daily Rag Mirror
Joe COLE, Chelsea - Various sources
Luca MODRIC, Spurs - Various sources
David LUIS, Benfica - Manchester united Evening News
Zlatan IBRAHIMOVIC, Barcelona - Daily Sexpress
Daniele DE ROSSI, Roma -
Nikola ZIGIC, Valencia - Various sources
Gabriel AGBONLAHOR, Aston Villa -
Sergio AGUERRO, Atletico Madrid - Various sources
Steven PIENAAR, Everton - Das Daily Mail
Javi MARTINEZ, Athletic Bilbao - football transfer tavern
Jack RODWELL, Everton -
Paulo Henrique GANSO, Santos - Das Daily Mail
Nemanja VIDIC, the rags -
Tiberio GUARENTE, Atalanta - Das Daily Mail
Giuseppe ROSSI, Villareal - Das Daily Mail
Mikel ARTETA, Everton - Liverpool Daily Post
Edison CAVANI, Palermo -
Edin DZEKO, Wolfsburg - Das Daily Mail
Fernando GAGO, Real Madrid - Various sources
Rafael VAN DER VAART, Real Madrid - Das Daily Mail
Loco VARGAS, Fiorentina - Various sources
Gokhan INLER, Udinese -
Fabrice MUAMBA, Bolton Wanderers -

To date, Manchester City have signed NONE of these players!

Roberto Mancini:

"We know the players who we are interested in. It is a small list of names, because I only want to bring in players who will improve the team.

"Of course we have various options and it is not easy and it is not always possible to do things quickly. We must be patient, and do the right things at the right time in the market. We know the value of the players we are interested in and will not be forced into paying more than we want to.

"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."

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday June 1 2010
Time: 6:43PM


Everton fans, take note.
01/06/2010 19:43:00
LOL Robson! Now we can expect a wave of "City snubbed" articles as follow ups to the above!
Johnny Baguette
01/06/2010 19:45:00
And we'd deserve it! How dare we rich, RICH beyond our wildest dreams! I feel a musical coming on!
01/06/2010 19:51:00
and what odds you buy them all ;-)
01/06/2010 19:52:00
This Modric any cop then? LMAO!
Johnny Baguette
01/06/2010 19:59:00
Wouldn't it just be easier to list the players we HAVEN'T been linked to yet? :-/
01/06/2010 22:53:00
Plus these you mised from your list that ive seen reports about with regard to City: Olic, Cardozo, Ozil, Ribery, Fabregas, Gamberini, Vucinic, A.Di Maria, Defoe, Buffon, J.Cole, Dorrans, Fabiano, Bent and D.Milito, its a mix of ridiculous tabloid and media speculation plus agents and or clubs of these players linking City with their players in the hope of pushing up the prices of their players. I will believe who we have bought once they have signed and not before, lets face it this has happened for the past 3 transfer windows and will for many to come i guess.
01/06/2010 23:00:00
pmsl, unbelievable!
01/06/2010 23:01:00
thats at east 4 full teams. you can bet people do believe these rumours as well
01/06/2010 23:05:00
01/06/2010 23:06:00
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