Hughes promises changes

15 July 2008 07:55
Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has promised there will be several new arrivals at the club before the start of the season in just over one month's time. City continue to be linked with Barcelona's Brazil international Ronaldinho but Hughes is also looking elsewhere to strengthen his squad. He told City's official website: "I'd imagine there will be a number of changes. "I can't say what they'll be at this moment in time but, on initial viewings, the make-up of the squad and the cover we have in certain areas seems a little bit light. "So, if there are good quality players out there that can improve what we already have in certain areas, then we'll be in the market for them." City have made a £22million offer for Ronaldinho with Barca president Joan Laporta saying: "Ronaldinho has two interesting proposals, although they (Ronaldinho and his agent) are favouring the Manchester City offer more." A statement on Barca'a official website added: "The two sides agreed to allow two or three days to finalise the transfer of the player to one of the clubs which have shown an interest in signing him."

Source: ESA