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Man City wannabe owners want ‘top four finish this season’: Can Mark Hughes steer them to the Champions League?

Goodness gracious me, this is supposed to be a time when clubs tie up last-minute deals for players, yet it appears that Manchester City are about to fall into the hands of new owners. Only a few weeks ago, it had appeared that the club were in dire financial straits, with Thaksin Shinawatra having his assets frozen by the Thai government. Now it looks like they’re going to be cash-rich!

Sky Sports reports that talks are going on with Abu Dhabi United Group regarding a possible investment, and this lot are pretty ambitious if the latest statement are to be believed. No three-year plan to get into the Champions League places, this consortium want immediate success if they are successful in acquiring a major shareholding in the club.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Manchester City Football Club can confirm that there are discussions ongoing with the Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development Limited with regards to investing in the football club.

“A further statement will be released by the club when it is appropriate to do so.”

Fahim said: “We will release details later, but this is a great event for both the club and Abu Dhabi.

“Our goal is very simple – to make Manchester City the biggest clup in the Premier League, and to begin with, to finish in the top four this season.”

This could be great news for City fans, especially those who were opposed to Shinawatra owning the club, but would welcome these latest bidders with open arms (providing they are fit and proper people). Do you think this is the start of something big for the Eastlands club, despite the fact that this is the last day to strengthen the squad?

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