Media round-up: Wednesday, 21st December featuring Tevez, Edin Hazard, Wayne Bridge and John Guidetti
By Ric Turner, Wed 21 December 2011 08:19
City manager Roberto Mancini is standing firm in his insistence that Carlos Tevez will not be made available for loan. "Milan know they can't get Carlos on loan, and they know this very well. But if they want to buy Carlos, then for us it's OK. We don't have a problem with that, we want Carlos to find a good solution, but no one can get him on loan", said Mancini.
"When Manchester City bought all these players we paid a lot of money but every time we want to sell one, the [buying] clubs want to get the player on loan. This is not good for this club or the other clubs. City paid a lot of money [for Tevez] three years ago and I think it's only correct that if Milan, Juventus and PSG want him they should pay the value."
Meanwhile City are preparing a £30m bid for Lille's Belgium international midfielder Eden Hazard in January, according to talkSPORT. Hazard has claimed this is his final season at Lille and the French club will grant him his wish to leave - with Arsenal still keen. But City are proposing a deal that would beat Arsene Wenger to the punch according to France Football. Mancini is planning a £30m move for Hazard - on the condition that Lille can have him straight back on loan until the end of the season.
Wayne Bridge has been told it is time to leave by City boss Roberto Mancini, who questioned the defender's desire after he rejected chances to go out on loan. Mancini said: "It should be important for a player to play football. I don't know why someone would want to stay when they know they cannot get in a team. I hope he will go. It's difficult for a player to stay here every day then, on a Saturday, nothing. When we are here he trains with us and, sometimes, he trains with the young players."
Bridge could be set for a surprise loan move to Arsenal, as Arsene Wenger is looking to sign a left-back on loan after Kieran Gibbs suffered a setback in his recovery from hernia surgery.
Arsenal are also reportedly monitoring City's Swedish U-21 international striker John Guidetti, according to the ever reliable caughtoffside.com. The 19-year-old is impressing during a loan spell at Feyenoord, with 11 goals in 12 games.