Sinclair City switch breaks down.
Scott Sinclair’s move from Swansea to Manchester City is set to collapse, according to sources in Wales.
The former Chelsea youngster ooked likely to be on his way after reports that a £6m deal had been agreed – and he was even left out of the Swans’ squad that beat West Ham at the weekend.
But the deal has not progressed and now there are suggestions it may never happen.
Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has already hinted of his frustration with the way City have handled the move so far, saying: “I would have thought if they really wanted to sign Scott Sinclair they would have dealt with it a little bit better than they have.
“But that’s their business. It has dragged on too long.”
If the widespread reports suggesting that Scott Sinclair’s move from Swansea to Manchester City has broken down prove to be true, then City boss Roberto Mancini is likely to be furious.
The Italian has already sold Adam Johnson to Sunderland and was banking on Sinclair to replace the England winger.
From the outside, the Sinclair deal couldn’t have looked more straight forward. The 22-year-old had 11 months remaining on his deal at the Liberty and has publicly refused to extend his contract. He wants to join City and Swansea need to sell, to avoid losing him on a free next summer.
If Manchester City have botched such a simple deal, Mancini will be demanding explanations from the hierarchy at Eastlands – particularly football administrator Brian Marwood.
Mancini has made no secret of his displeasure at City’s lack of transfer activity this summer and was reportedly left fuming by the club’s failure to make a serious attempt to sign Robin van Persie.
There have even been suggestions that Mancini could quit over City’s inaction in the transfer market. While this seems unlikely, if the Sinclair deal is not resolved by Friday and City are left a winger down, it could seriously dent their title changes and leave Mancini pondering his future.
In Marwood’s defence, he seems to be keen to balance the books at the Etihad by offloading the likes of Roque Santa Cruz, before making new signings. But at the moment, there are neither significant incomings or outgoings at the club, which is a worrying situation for the manager.
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