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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 - Goal.com
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 - caughtoffside.com
Fernando TORRES, Liverpool - Various sources
Phil JAGIELKA, Everton - caughtoffside.com
Kyriakos PAPADAPOLOUS, Olympiakos - Teamtalk
John HEITINGA, Everton - Goal.com
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 - Goal.com
Nikola ZIGIC, Valencia - Various sources
Gabriel AGBONLAHOR, Aston Villa - caughtoffside.com
Sergio AGUERRO, Atletico Madrid - Various sources
Steven PIENAAR, Everton - Das Daily Mail
Javi MARTINEZ, Athletic Bilbao - football transfer tavern
Jack RODWELL, Everton - caughtoffside.com
Paulo Henrique GANSO, Santos - Das Daily Mail
Nemanja VIDIC, the rags - Goal.com
Tiberio GUARENTE, Atalanta - Das Daily Mail
Giuseppe ROSSI, Villareal - Das Daily Mail
Mikel ARTETA, Everton - Liverpool Daily Post
Edison CAVANI, Palermo - givemefootball.com
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 - Goal.com
Fabrice MUAMBA, Bolton Wanderers - clicklancashire.com

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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 1 2010

Time: 6:43PM

Your Comments

Everton fans, take note.
RobsonGreensleeves
LOL Robson! Now we can expect a wave of "City snubbed" articles as follow ups to the above!
Johnny Baguette
And we'd deserve it! How dare we rich, RICH beyond our wildest dreams! I feel a musical coming on!
RobsonGreensleeves
and what odds you buy them all ;-)
oxfordspur
This Modric any cop then? LMAO!
Johnny Baguette
Wouldn't it just be easier to list the players we HAVEN'T been linked to yet? :-/
fifthcolumnblue
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.
davew782
pmsl, unbelievable!
me_innit
thats at east 4 full teams. you can bet people do believe these rumours as well
me_innit
*least*
me_innit
Maybe we should just sign them all, loan them out to other Premier League clubs and then hey, Presto! We win the league, as most of the other teams will be forced to field their reserves against us under the terms of the loan deals.
fifthcolumnblue
Somebody is bound to be right - aren't they?
Thaibluefan
All we get now in the press is players, who we have not made a bid for saying they would not play for Manchester City. lol. now look at the links 99% of which are completely ficticious or made up by the players agent touting for business.
Buzz Lightyear
Keep 'em coming Blues! The plan is to get the midsummer list over to Mancio and Kiddo at Carrington in time for the return to training before the USA Tour. Nice one Davew782! I certainly recall the Olic and Milito "links!"
Johnny Baguette
and we're after Maicon as of today according to Sky Sports.com, he's top of Mancini's list acording to them. it would be nice to see some Brazilians's at the Club for a change ;-)
davew782
As they say at the Daily Mail, you couldn't make it up!
Johnny Baguette
And I love how people say we're "ruining football" by "bidding for everyone" when we aren't bidding for basically anyone at the moment.
StuMCFC
Unfortunately Stu, a lot of "Sheeple" will believe all this crap and hate us for absolutely no reason.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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