Manchester City in transfer talks about move for £8m ex-Liverpool striker: Could Hughes really want this player?

Mark Hughes has a striker crisis on his hands at the Eastlands. With Jo playing for Brazil this summer in the Olympics and Benjani currently on the mend, Hughes has a serious striker shortage. Could a certain ex-Liverpool striker be a short-term answer to the club’s biggest issue?

Manchester City are seeking a loan deal for Olympique Marseille striker Djibril Cisse.

The Mirror says City boss Mark Hughes’ negotiators have approached Marseille, but he’s unwilling to pay the £8million asking price.

Instead, City want former Liverpool ace Cisse, 26, for a year on loan with a view to a full-time transfer. (

Whilst Marseille are insistent on making Cisse a permanent player at Man City next season, Hughes might have no choice but to haggle with the French club for Cisse’s services. The former Liverpool man has made it clear in the past that he’d like to make a move back to the Premier League, but it remains to be seen if the club is desperate enough to take Cisse for a transfer fee that is surely too high for a player that is nothing more than a stop-gap replacement.

What do Man City supporters think about a move for Cisse? Is he really the stop-gap striker Man City have been looking for?

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