An initial bid of €20 million was made for the Ivorian. Unfortunately the player’s agent, Dmitri Selçuk seems to feel this is anywhere up to €15 million shy of the desired asking price. Other obstacles include City’s inability to boast Champions League football. Oh yes and Chelsea said to be looming.
The bid for Ibra hasn’t fared much better. Ibra apparently does not like the British weather bless him and believes it would be a step back while waiting for an offer from Milan. There is even speculation in certain parts of Europe that Massimo Moratti would have asked him repatriated for Inter.
The bid for Alves was a total no go and it seems €45 million doesn’t even get you tea and sandwiches with great man. He simply ain’t for sale.
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