Manchester City set to go from strength to strength: today's transfer rumours
Manchester City maybe flying high at the top of the Premier League after their latest goal fest, but two papers report today that Manuel Pellegrini is still looking to add to his already impressive squad.
City added another five goals to their season’s tally at Spurs last night (beating their total for the whole of the last campaign) but it would seem their coach is not prepared to rest on his laurels.
The Times predicts that City are preparing to flex their muscles in the transfer market after opening discussions to sign Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando from Porto.
And the Daily Mirror suggests that Pellegrini will look to further strengthen his title-chasers by signing Celta Vigo's highly-rated 18-year-old striker Santi Mina for £1million.
With only a day to go before the January transfer window closes, some of City’s biggest league rivals could also be ready to make a move. Here’s a brief summary of what the papers are forecasting today...
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is in a price war with St Etienne over their centre-half Kurt Zouma.
West Ham are trying to do a cut-price £500,000 deal for Academica Coimbra midfielder Fernando Alexandre.
Liverpool hope to tie up a £15million deal for Ukraine winger Yevhen Konoplyanka.
AZ Alkmaar's former Chelsea and Fulham winger Johann Gudmundsson is wanted by Aston Villa. Newcastle, Swansea and Norwich.
Sunderland are the latest club to show an interest in Leeds striker Ross McCormack, a former PFA Fan Player of the Month.
Everton are trying to arrange a loan deal for Marseille striker Saber Khalifa.
Crystal Palace face a battle with Rayo Vallecano to sign free agent Momo Sissoko.
Palace are also embroiled in a tug-of-war with Norwich for Blackburn defender Scott Dann.
Crystal Palace have made a last-ditch attempt to sign Tom Ince, but Blackpool want £4million for the winger. Ince has agreed terms with Monaco about a move this summer.
Everton have held talks about Niklas Moisander, the Finland defender valued by Ajax at about £3million.
*More transfer gossip tomorrow as the January deadline looms ever closer.
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