Eriksson cools transfer talk

04 January 2008 11:27
Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has cooled reports suggesting he will sign up to four new players during the transfer window. The former England coach signed seven new players in a whirlwind start to life at the City of Manchester Stadium following his appointment in the summer. Eriksson also agreed a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Mexican forward Nery Castillo in the build-up to the January transfer window. However, despite being told that there is money available by owner Thaksin Shinawatra, Eriksson doesn't anticipate much transfer movement before the window closes at the end of the month. He told the club's official website: "We have been in touch with a lot of agents and from this week you can also speak to players. "I don't want to make any comments, but we have three or four options. "But we will not take four players - maybe one more after Castillo - maybe two." Meanwhile, Eriksson has revealed Castillo may be forced to wait for his debut despite pencilling the striker in for an FA Cup third round appearance against West Ham on Saturday. "We are still waiting for international clearance between the two Football Associations," he added. "We really hope that it will come and we have until Friday 12 noon for it to arrive otherwise he can't play."

Source: ESA