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Mancini watches Falcao; Milan to return for Yanga-Mbiwa

Mancini watches Falcao

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini flew to Madrid last night to watch Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao Garcia, according to AS.

It is no secret the Citizens are searching for a new centre forward and the Colombian is thought to be their number one target.

AS reports that City manager Roberto Mancini visited Vicente Calderon last night to watch the player in action as Atletico Madrid hosted Malaga.

The Colombia international proved his worth by scoring the opening goal for los Colchoneros, taking his goal tally to 8 in just 6 La Liga games.

Falcao recently revealed that he would love to continue his career in English Premier League and there is every chance Manchester City will make an official bid for the player’s services in January.

The 26-year-old is widely regarded as world’s best centre forward at the moment, which is hardly surprising when we know he has scored 47 goals in 57 competitive games for Atletico.

Milan to return for Yanga-Mbiwa

AC Milan aim to reignite their interest in Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, La Stampa has revealed.

The Rossoneri were on the verge of signing the highly rated stopper in the summer, but the transfer eventually fell through.

With their new-look back line experiencing major problems at the start of the new season, the Serie A giants are set to return for the French defender.

The Rossoneri are likely to face a stiff competition from Barcelona and Liverpool, who are also keen, but they are hoping the player’s desire to join the San Siro outfit will prevail.

Milan have been largely struggling at the back since the departure of Thiago Silva and club officials believe Yanga-Mbiwa would be an ideal replacement for the Brazilian.

The 23-year-old has been an almost ever present for the MHSC over the last few seasons and has already amassed 177 Ligue 1 appearances.

Liverpool scout Genoa duo

Italian TV station Sky Italia understands that Liverpool scouts have watched two Genoa players in Saturday’s match against Palermo.

The same source suggests that Genoa confirmed that the Premier League club had requested tickets for the game in question.

It is believed centre-back Andreas Granqvist and midfielder Alexander Merkel were scouted by the Liverpool officials.

Experience defender Granqvist played full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Luigi Ferraris, but the German midfielder watched the game from the bench.

The Sweden international is seen as one of top Serie A defenders and has been linked with a move to Milan on several occasions.

Alexander Merkel, who began his professional career at Milan, joined Genoa in the summer of 2011, but has yet to became a first team regular at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

For more news about football transfers and rumours, visit our Transfer News section. To view all football transfers for 2012/13 season, visit our Soccer Transfers section.

Mon 8 October, 2012
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