Two English youngsters look set to be the subject of bids from a couple of Premier League oufits, should Mark Hughes take the money and run?
Blackburn Rovers are chasing Manchester City fullback Nedum Onuoha.
Onuoha is growing increasingly disillusioned with his chances at City under Mark Hughes and Paul Ince wants to take the England Under-21 ace to Ewood Park to strengthen his squad, says the News of the World.
Birmingham have also shown an interest, but a loan deal is more favourable to them as they fight to get out of the Championship.
Manchester City striker Danny Sturridge is a target for Aston Villa.
The Mirror says Villa boss Martin O’Neill is planning a major swoop on top-four rivals City for young striker Sturridge.
Villa chief O’Neill wants to beat long-term admirers Chelsea in the chase for the teenage hitman, who is out of contract at the end of the season and could leave for a cut-price fee. (tribalfootball.com)
There are going to be a number of players at Eastlands thinking anxiously about their future at the club given the spending power the club now has. Both Onuoha and Sturridge are promising young talents but there chances will be severely hampered by the megabucks signings that Mark Hughes will undoubtedly turn to in order to get success quickly. It may well be in the best interest of both players to make a move elsewhere rather than trying to unseat proven international talents and City’s loss could well be Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers gain. Do City fans think that their younger talents may be left behind as the club look to buy their way to success?