Eastlands boss in not so subtle pursuit of White Hart Lane star.
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Gareth Bale is Man City’s top summer transfer target – Roberto Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted left winger Gareth Bale will be his top transfer target in the summer window – despite Spurs stating categorically that the player is not for sale.
Mancini has said the signing of forward Edin Dzeko will most likely be the beginning and end of his spending this month as he looks to bolster his squad for the pursuit of domestic and European honours this season.
However, the Italian has already been speaking about his lofty plans for some summer spending – admitting highly-rated Bale is at the top of his list of targets for the end of the season.
‘Last year Bale had already proved his value and now he has improved, so you’d need a lot of money to sign him,’ Mancini has told the Italian press.
‘He will be our strongest target – if Tottenham decide to put him on the market in the summer.
‘He will be possibly the only player who is not a striker that can make a difference [to our squad].’ (Metro)
So at least Harry Redknapp knows to expect a fax/phone call/text on the matter in the summer, one that the Tottenham boss will surely shred/ignore/text back as Harry Redknapp won’t consider any offers for the Welsh international who has become so crucial to the North London club’s success.
Roberto Mancini is clearly looking to bring in yet more big names and clearly he, like many others, have looked on in awe of the consistent performances the 21 year old has been putting together this season, performances that have attracted interest from all over Europe.
The likes of Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan are also chasing the wide man and Spurs will have to hope that they can once again secure a top four finish this term, because if they do not then successful advances for Bale may become more of a possibility.
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