City set to raid Italy for Sampdoria's Cassano and Roma's Motta

28 January 2010 12:28
Manchester City are signing Colombia goalkeeper David Gonzalez Giraldo and weighing up an approach for Sampdoria's £20m-rated striker Antonio Cassano.

City are closing in on the loan signing of Roma right-back Marco Motta and his agent Beppe Bozzo is keen to discuss the possibilities of his other client Cassano also coming to City. Cassano is unhappy at Sampdoria having fallen out with coach Luigi del Neri who dropped him fom the squad at the weekend.

Unhappy: The much-travelled Cassano could be coming to England

Wanted: Motta

Bozzo is believed to be encouraging City's interest knowing that Roberto Mancini is a big Cassano fan - despite his reputation for causing trouble.

Giraldo, 27, joins as a free agent after being released by Argentine club Huracan. He had a trial at City back in August and will act as cover for Shay Given.

Meanwhile, Galatasaray will compete with West Ham for Manchester City striker Benjani on loan after landing Spurs midfielder Giovani dos Santos, as revealed in Sportsmail.

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Source: Daily_Mail