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Monday Morning City Rumour Round-Up

INCOMING:

- HATEM TRABELSI

City are interested in Tunisian international defender Hatem Trabelsi.The Ajax full-back is available on a Bosman and Pearce sees him as a long-term solution to a problem position. 'Sources' in Amsterdam say City are interested in the highly-rated international but face stiff competition for the signature of the 29-year-old... in other words, No Chance !



STEED MALBRANQUE

City and Liverpool seem to be battling over Fulham's £ 3.5+ rated midfielder, Steed Malbranque.

Now this guy is quality, but given a choice between the two clubs, I wonder where he'll go....hang on while I think about it for a few nano-seconds.... Well at least we got linked with him ;-(



GRANT LEADBITTER

City and Blackburn are believed to in the hunt for the signature of Sunderland's 20-year-old midfielder Grant Leadbitter.

Daft name if you ask me; sounds more like a dodgy beer than a footballer, but he was one of the Black Cat's better performers last season. His current contract expires in the summer but City would have to pay compensation due to his age. Personally, don't know enough about him, but if we were to raid Sunderland, I'd rather have Arca.





OUTGOING:

WILLO FLOOD:

Leeds United maybe interested in Willo Flood, who despite a few appearances at tail end of last season is way down the pecking order at City. He's already been loaned out to Coventry last season and despite words of support from Pearce in his recent appearances, his days seem numbered - Shame as he's a nice lad, but at this stage of his career probably not up to top Premiership standard..... but we've got a few like that !



JOEY BARTON:

Newcastle seem to be taking the pi$$ with a £ 1.5m bid for contract-staller Barton - probably about what he's really worth though, but City won't be daft enough to offload him cheaply - or will they ??




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Date:Monday June 5 2006

Time: 12:45PM

Your Comments

barton surely must be worth more then 1.5 million more like 3. steed will proberly sign for liverpool
green giant 12
Amazed that you think JB is worth so little, did you read the quotes from SWP, not only is he happy at Chelsea but he will go on to great things at our club
sdandrk
If Barton is only worth 1.5m no wonder Psycho didn't match his wage demands, the lad might at last realise where is bread is buttered.
alphieblues
Well said Alphie.... Barton could and should end up a City legend, but he needs to prove it on the pitch, week in - week out. He's never going to be a Lampard or Gerrard, but the lad does have talent. Can't help feeling the "advice" he's been given is at the root of all this. If he leaves City, the only direction his career will go is down.
bluetone
barton will be off hes caused to much fuss cloughy wouldnt have stood for it and if sp is likehes mentor he wont
russell
I agree, you cannot let a bit part, disruptive player dictate terms. Take whats on offer son or... f**k off.
FEn_100
 

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