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Man City to go back in for Isco, Chelsea linked with Sami Khedira again and Arsenal came up fort for Draxler...

Last Updated: 17/02/14 at 08:56 Post Comment

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LET'S ALL HAVE AN ISCO
They thought he was in the bag in the summer but Real Madrid (aided by Isco's father) swooped in and prevented Isco re-joining his former Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City. A few months later and Isco is a regular on the bench in Madrid and he is casting regretful glances at The Engineer in Manchester, apparently. The Daily Star claims that AC Milan would also be interested but that £30m would secure the 21-year-old attacking midfielder.

Meanwhile, Joleon Lescott has admitted that he is likely to leave City in the summer when his contract expires. Well duh - there's a reason you're out of contract, big man.


CHELSEA WANT KHEDIRA. MAYBE.
The Daily Express tell us that 'Real Madrid's injured midfielder Sami Khedira is a transfer target for Chelsea as Jose Mourinho looks to further bolster his midfield' but then pooh-pooh the idea when they remember that Chelsea have alerady signed Nemanja Matic and they might not want another defensive midfielder. But come on, Daily Express, this is Mourinho...of course he wants another defensive midfielder.

Elsewhere on the Daily Express website is the claim that 'Jose Mourinho could fund a move for Manchester United target Edinson Cavani by offloading strikers Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba'. Do you know what we think is cute? That anybody would think Edinson Cavani would join Manchester United to play in the Europa League.


DRAXLER: NOT ENOUGH
Schalke Sporting Director Horst Heldt claims that Arsenal's January offer for Julian Draxler wasn't enough for the German club to sell. "It was a lot of money, but it wasn't enough for us," the Sporting Director told German TV channel SPORT1. Schalke are believed to want £37m for the midfielder while Arsenal were only prepared to pay £30m. The bad news for Arsenal is that Real Madrid are now rumoured to be interested in the German.

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