Man City Line Up Move £5m Bid for Swansea City Attacker Scott Sinclair

Etihad Stadium boss desperate to spend money this summer, turns to Liberty Stadium youngster.

Manchester City are considering making one of the shock moves of the transfer window by launching a bid to sign Team GB winger Scott Sinclair from Swansea.

Sinclair, 23, is stalling on a new Swansea contract and Premier League champions City have moved ahead of Liverpool, Aston Villa and Fulham in the queue to sign him.

Roberto Mancini wants to inject more pace into his team and would like to sell Sunderland target Adam Johnson.

Mancini has asked about Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, but Sinclair is seen as a cheaper alternative, for as little as £5m, and City would treble his £20,000-a-week Swansea salary.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Does Roberto Mancini need another winger? Probably not. Does the Italian desperately want to spend some money this summer? Most certainly.

Man City are oddly enough the only side in the Premier League yet to purchase a player and Mancini wants to rectify that anomaly but why would he target Swansea City attacker Scott Sinclair?

Let’s say for arguments sake that the Man City boss is not looking to use the former Chelsea man in a striking role, as Mancini has a quartet of international level forwards of the highest quality vying for at the most two slots, even in a wide role there seems little need for the 23 year old.

Roberto Mancini can call upon Samir Nasri, James Milner, David Silva and Adam Johnson to play on the flanks, again a quartet of real quality, so why make a move for the Swansea City man?

It is also highly unlikely that the Welsh side would allow one of their key players leave for just £5m, especially when the Premier League club with the deepest pockets comes calling.

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