Man City Set for £4.5m Juventus Bid for Pablo Zabaleta

Argentine international targeted by Serie A title hopefuls.

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Juventus’ winter transfer list is getting bigger by the hour, as Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has been added to it.

Old Lady coach Ciro Ferrara has asked for reinforcements, and the focus is on a right-back. Il Corriere Dello Sport claims the 24-year-old Manchester City stopper is being followed by the Bianconeri. It is said Zabaleta is worth €5 million and that he holds an Italian passport, despite his status as an Argentina international. (

It seems unlikely that Mark Hughes would seek to sell Pablo Zabaleta, not with the Argentine having fought his way back into a regular first team spot at right back. The 24 year old would also surely command a higher value than the £4.5m quoted, a fee that could barely by any Premier League footballer, let alone one who is an accomplished international.

The former Espanyol man will surely not be looking for an Eastlands exit now that the sky seems the limit at the cash rich club. City sit just six points from the top of the table with a game in hand and seemingly a limitless supply of funds so quite why he would look to leave for Serie A would surprise me.

Put his speculation in the ‘not very likely’ bin.

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