Media round-up: Tuesday, 11th October
By Ric Turner, Tue 11 October 2011 07:41
An extremely quiet news day today, with scarcely any stories regarding City appearing in the press, which is something of a rarity. It makes writing this column easier, as it's only going to be about a paragraph in length. Here goes...
The Daily Express claim that Gareth Barry has "warned Manchester City egos" not to wreck their Premier League title bid. Barry said: “It’s important that players keep their focus and not get too disappointed when they’re not playing”, casting an eye in the direction of Adam Johnson, James Milner and Mario Balotelli. “Everyone has got to stay together and be patient. That’s going to be the key to success this season. When their chance does come, it’s important they take it."
Today's Daily Star boast a world exclusive, revealing the sensational news that City face losing Carlos Tevez! Surely not. The article goes on to claim that City will have to accept a lower bid than the £34m they rejected from Corinthians over summer.
Elsewhere, Clubcall report that that City are interested in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for the thirty seventh time since Roberto Mancini took over as manager, and are also chasing Real Madrid schoolboy Jose Angel Pozo. City are understood to be willing to offer just under £750,000 for the rights to the player.
Reece Wabara apparently wants to extend his loan stay at Ipswich Town, whilst Edin Dzeko believes Bosnia can pull off a "miracle" against France tonight.
The return of domestic football at the weekend cannot come soon enough.