Eastlands boss wants San Siro legend.
Manchester City have held preliminary talks to sign AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf this summer.
The Holland legend will be a free agent and Sportsmail understands that City boss Roberto Mancini sees some value in having the Dutchman in his squad next season.
Discussions have taken place to explore the possibility of bringing Seedorf, 35, to Eastlands in the belief that City will be playing in the Champions League for the first time next season.
Seedorf, who has made 117 Champions League appearances, is the only player to win the competition with three different clubs, having lifted the European Cup with Ajax in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998 and with Milan in both 2003 and 2007.
At the weekend he said there was still the possibility of an offer of a new contract from Milan.
‘I am hearing a lot of rumours,’ he said. ‘But I am awaiting an offer from Milan as there are some concrete offers on the table from Brazil and other clubs. But I will firstly think about the Scudetto before my future.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
There are few players in the modern game who have achieved as much as midfielder Clarence Seedorf and it seems highly unlikely that AC Milan will not offer a new contract to a player who is now in his ninth season at the club. The Dutchman is still an integral part of the club’s first team plans and the 35 year old has made 31 appearances this term.
Roberto Mancini may well feel he needs some leadership in his team but one wonders where he will fit the former Real Madrid and Ajax man among his ever expanding squad? It seems likely that this summer the Man City boss will conduct a significant squad clear out.
The likes of Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bridge, Jo, Emmanuel Adebayor, Nedum Onuoha, Michael Johnson, Shay Given and Mario Balotelli may all be heading for the exit at the end of the season, regardless of whether the club nets a top four finish.