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Manchester City Ready to Offer Ireland In £40m Liverpool Swoop: Mancini Attempts to Sweeten Cheeky Deal to Sign Gerrard

Eastlands outfit try whole new way to tempt Anfield sale.

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Manchester City are reportedly ready to offer midfielder Stephen Ireland in any potential deal to land Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard. Roberto Mancini has been linked with repeated hopeful attempts to land the Anfield hero and is now willing to offer players as part of any big money deal to sign the England captain.

Although any hope of signing the 29 year old midfielder seem doomed the Eastlands side are not ready to give up just yet and believe that offering talented Irish international Ireland into the bargain may tempt the Merseyside outfit to consider a sale.

Previous interest in Gerrard shown by Man City

Manchester City are ready to splash out £140m in the summer to land Liverpool pair Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard. (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool were thought to be interested in Ireland during Rafa Benitez’s reign but without a manager in place it seems even less likely that any deal would be accepted. Owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett are under immense pressure from the club’s fans after lumbering the club with massive debts and even though a sale would help repay some of the debt the ramifications of selling the talismanic player would surely be too much for the American pair to consider.

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