Manchester City supporters are still reflecting on Monday’s defeat to Chelsea as Jose Mourinho’s side put on a masterclass to end City’s unbeaten home run.
That defeat has led to questions being asked about Manuel Pellegrini’s side especially after they failed to sign any players during the recent January transfer window.
City had thought they were landing two players on deadline day and laid on a private flight to Portugal as they tried to complete a double deal for Porto’s Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala.
However the transfers collapsed after the Portuguese club blocked the double deal as they couldn’t find any suitable replacements in time.
Reports from today’s Manchester Evening News now indicate that City’s move for Fernando is back on with an informal agreement in place to sign the holding midfielder.
The paper even suggests that the 26-year-old would be prepared to end his dreams of playing at the World Cup to join Pellegrini’s outfit. Fernando is being considered by Portugal after becoming a naturalised citizen in December but any move away could rule out this option.
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