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VMC's Some Might Sell: Clichy - City or Roma?



French sporting newswires are alive to the uncertainty surrounding Gael Clichy's Arsenal future. The Citizens are said to be preparing a stealth raid for the gooner...

The 25 year old who joined the Arsenal from Cannes for 250,000 8 years ago is alleged to be ready to move on as Arsene Wenger begins to overhaul his squad following another rubbish season. Clichy has one year left on his contract and AS Roma are rumoured to have a delegation already in London pursuing the defender. But if City do become involved, Roma officials are aware that they will not be able to compete financially.

City's scouting tentacles are reaching France itself. Lyon left back Aly Cissokho is alledgedly on the radar. Tall and fast, the 23 year old fits the bill for a Mancini squad built upon young players with one eye on the future.

As Aleksander Kolarov shifts even more uneasily in his deckchair, up pops Everton's Leighton Baines again. The man with the bitterest manager in football is rumoured to be the subject of a player and cash part exchange. Most hacks are playing pin the unwanted player on the donkey where City are concerned now so place yer bets.

Elsewhere, resurgent-ish Liverpool are supposed to be in for Jimmy Milner and Aston Villa are stalking Seamus Given. Emmanuel Adebayor meanwhile continues to ring up any newsdesk he can to talk about himself.

Perhaps the most bizarre City related public utterance came from Italy this week and it wasn't City's dapper manager at the mic. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis responded to Mancio quotes regarding the search for a new striker. Most notably Napoli's Argentinian goalsmithEzequiel Lavezzi:

'...this story makes me laugh. My dear Mancini, I am sorry for you. Evidently, you anticipate moves of the Sheikh that are not true to reality.'

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 30 2011

Time: 11:12AM

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Not sure about Clichy, seemed full of potential when he first came on the scene but seems to have deteriorated the last couple of seasons. Maybe a change in scenery is what he needs to reignite his career. Baines will cost a small fortune and I don't fancy City giving ball bag head Moyes any more money. For me Cissokho would be the best option of the three mentioned if we are looking to recruit at LB.
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30/06/2011 12:39:00

Oh and a saucer of milk for De Laurentis.
Bluedub
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30/06/2011 12:40:00

Assume that saucer of milk is to pour on his desk and then slap him with? Clichy is an OK player at best, but think signing him up would be more about filling out squad numbers than anything else. On the plus side, he's cheap and has a lot of European experience, on the down side I don't think he's any better than Kolarov defensively!
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