MX23RW : Saturday, May 15 08:58:05| >> :120:4639:4639:

Report: Manchester City make David Villa enquiry

Report: City make Villa enquiry
© PA Photos
Manchester City launch a surprise bid for Barcelona striker David Villa after an agreement is reached to allow Mario Balotelli to leave for AC Milan.

Manchester City have apparently acted quickly following the departure of Mario Balotelli, launching a bid for Barcelona forward David Villa.

Balotelli is poised to complete his return to Italy on Wednesday, when he will undergo a medical before finalising a move to AC Milan.

Following his side's goalless draw with Queens Park Rangers, Citizens boss Roberto Mancini claimed it was unlikely that a replacement would arrive before the close of the January window on Thursday evening.

On the contrary, The Mirror reports that City have made a last-gasp attempt to sign Villa from under the nose of Premier League rivals Arsenal.

The Gunners have expressed an interest in the Spanish forward, who has spoken of his desire to leave the Camp Nou this month, but it now appears that the Etihad Stadium could be a possible destination.

ID:66665: cacheID:66665:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1887:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Mario Balotelli looks towards manager Roberto Mancini as he is substituted in the Manchester derby on December 9, 2012
Read Next:
Mancini: 'Balotelli move should be finalised tomorrow'
>

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
FA Cup
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Premiership Playoffs
Serie A
Bundesliga
Primeira Liga
National League
National League North
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Finnish Veikkausliiga
NIFL Premiership
League of Ireland Premier
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League
J1 League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CManchester CityMan City36265576294783
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd362010670422870
3Leicester CityLeicester362061065442166
4Chelsea361810855332264
5Liverpool35179961412060
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351771155451058
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs351681161412056
8Everton35168114642456
9Arsenal361671350381255
10Leeds UnitedLeeds35155155353050
11Aston Villa35147144941849
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35129143547-1245
13Crystal Palace35118163759-2241
14Southampton35117174462-1840
15Burnley35109163347-1439
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle36109174362-1939
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton35813143641-537
RFulham35512182547-2227
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom35511193268-3626
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3552281862-4417

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!