Manchester City will move for Yassine El Ghanassy in the summer

09 February 2011 01:20
In demand: City are keen on the Gent forward (left)

Manchester City will consider a fresh bid for Belgian winger Yassine El Ghanassy in the summer - but insist no deal has been agreed yet.

City tried to sign the 20-year-old from Gent as a replacement for the injured Adam Johnson last month and, while Gent did not want to sell then, El Ghanassy, who is expected to earn his first full cap for Belgium on Wednesday night against Finland, believes he could join City in July.

He said: 'I'm not disappointed it didn't get pushed through. I think there is now an agreement with Manchester City for me to move in the summer. We will have to see if that works out.'

City's technical director Mike Rigg has confirmed City interest in Benfica left-back Fabio Coentrao, 22, who is also wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid but valued at ?20million.

Rigg said: 'Fabio Coentrao is fantastic. He's a player of enormous potential.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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