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Manchester City line up 26 million strike pairing: has Thaksin gone even more mad?

With everyone’s favourite manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson, currently hanging by a thread at Manchester City, owner Thaksin Shinawatra has decided that the only way to get a bunch of rightly-brassed-off supporters off his back is to pacify the masses. That means breaking the transfer record by purchasing a shifty Brazilian, while also adding a highly-touted Mexican striker for the future.

The Times Online is reporting that Shinawatra is prepared to break the bank for CSKA Moscow striker, Jo. The £18 million figure currently being thrown around right now would make it the most expensive move in Manchester City history. The Thai is also keen on signing Barca striker Giovani Dos Santos for £8 million.

Jo was in Manchester over the weekend to discuss personal terms and City are hopeful that the deal, worth about £18million, will be concluded within the week once the final details of the move have been ironed out. (Times Online)

…moves are also afoot to sign Giovani Dos Santos, the £8million-rated Barcelona and Mexico striker. (Times Online)

£18million is a lot to spend on any player – especially one that has only one cap for his country – but adding two young strikers to the squad could be proof enough that Shinawatra is truly ready to move ahead with his proposed plan on cleaning house at Man City and starting fresh next season.

Has Thaksin gone completely mad thinking that Jo and Giovani Dos Santos are worth £26 million, or are these the type of signings Man City need going forward?

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