Manchester City

Manchester City still hot on the trail of Primeira Liga duo

FernandoManchester City fans in the Football Transfer Tavern must have been wondering whether their big spending days were over due to the new Financial Fair Play rules.

But according to Mail Online they are still making waves when it comes to bringing new players to their already impressive squad and Porto duo Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala are top of their list.

Fernando could cost Manchester City upwards of £20 million but it’s a price that Citizens gaffer Manuel Pellegrini is willing to pay as he accepts that his side still need to tighten up if they’re to bring their domestic form into the Champions League.

Fernando may not cost the earth, though, as Manchester City are set to use the summer as a way of clearing the deadwood from their squad.

Fringe players such as Joleon Lescott, Scott Sinclair, Gareth Barry, Matija Nastasic and Michah Richards are all set to leave but they aren’t the only ones rumoured to be on the way out.

Javi Garcia could also be on the way out and he could raise the bulk of the fee needed to lure Fernando to the squad having arrived at the club for £16 million in 2012.

Bit-part-player James Milner could also be on the way out after being in no hurry to sign a new deal but the Manchester club will need to have eight home-grown players in their ranks meaning the club have a predicament on their hands.

Manchester City fans. Glory is all well and good but are you worried at the amount of foreign players are in your ranks? Let us know your thoughts below.

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