City strikers in demand

Robinho gets a bid from Turkish club Fenerbahce, which he rejects, while Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito confirms the club are interested in bringing Roque Santa Cruz to the Stadio Olimpico.

Robinho

The most expensive player ever in the Premier League, Robinho, was finally back in training with Manchester City after rejecting a descent offer from Turkish giants Fenrbahce. In an interview Robinho gave, he said:

“With all due respect to Turkish football, I’m not going to play there at the moment. (Fenerbahce) were the only team who sent an official (transfer) proposal but it’s already decided that I’m not going.”

When asked that than which clubs was he wanting to move to and were interested in him, he said:

“I’ve got talks going on but I can’t reveal anything yet. A week is time to do a lot of things. The only thing I’ll say is that I’ll carry on in Europe, in Italy or Spain.”

His manager Roberto Mancini also made clear of where he wants to play.

“Robinho has two or three options. When he chooses we will then know where he wants to go. I have spoken with Robinho and he can stay if he works well and trains well. I have a good relationship with him. But I think he wants to play in Italy or Spain.” – Mancini

On the other hand, his team-mate Roque Santa Cruz is inching closer to a move to Italy. Lazio are ready to provide the Paraguayan an escape route from City, by making a €6million (£4.9m) bid for the striker. Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito said:

“The speech for Santa Cruz is still open, but we are thinking in detail about some aspects. We will make the right assessments and decide soon. There are no alternatives to Santa Cruz, if we don’t buy him, (Libor) Kozak remains.”

Roberto Mancini when asked about Roque’s exit said:

“Roque is a fantastic guy and a fantastic player. It is possible he will leave for Lazio or another team.”


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