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Blow for Manchester City as transfer target pens new contract

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There are some disappointed looks from Manchester City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern this afternoon.

I assume it’s because of their disappointing 0-0 draw at Norwich City yesterday which had been proceeded by defeat to Chelsea on Monday.

However I soon find out that it is actually due to the latest reports from Manchester Evening News who note that City’s January target Fernando has penned a new contract at Porto.

The Brazilian-born midfielder was reportedly very close to completing a switch to the Etihad Stadium in the recent transfer window, but Porto were unable to discover a suitable replacement before the deadline passes.

Despite failing to land his services in January, punters in the bar believed that Manuel Pellegrini would move again for the 26-year-old as he attempts to add more power to his current midfield.

Instead the enforcer has now signed an extension with the Portuguese club as he looks to win a place in the Portugal World Cup after becoming eligible for selection last season.

It is now thought that Fernando will now remain at Porto until 2017, unless someone is willing to meet his 30 million euros release clause after the Primeira Liga champions confirmed details on their official Twitter account.

Where should City look now as Pellegrini tries to strengthen his squad? Let us know your thoughts below.

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