City set for Zlatan swoop: The Independent reports that City could move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Ibrahimovic who, according to the Daily Mirror, has taken just two weeks to fall out with new coach Laurent Blanc. The Swede is believed to be unhappy at the imminent arrival in Paris of Edinson Cavani and does not want to play second fiddle to the Uruguayan next season. The Mirror reports that he could be available to City for a cut-price £17 million.
Paper Round's view: City still need to find a replacement for Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli, but the equally volatile (and under-appreciated in England) Ibrahimovic is not the answer. Manuel Pellegrini would be better focusing his attentions on Stevan Jovetic or Alvaro Negredo.
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Hope over Negredo for City: City have been given a major boost in their pursuit of Negredo after Sevilla coach Unai Emery said a move to Eastlands would be the best outcome for both parties, reports the Daily Mail. The paper adds that the cash-strapped Spanish club need the money from any sale, although City are concerned the price is being hiked up beyond £20m.
Paper Round's view: Not half as disruptive as Tevez, Balotelli and Ibrahimoivc, Negredo would be a decent signing for City. And with the path to a move seemingly clear, this one could happen soon.
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Norwich keen on Quagliarella: Norwich manager Chris Hughton is lining up a sensational £6m swoop for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella, according to the Daily Mirror. The paper reports that the 25-cap Italy international fancies a move to the Premier League after being told he is not in Juve boss Antonio Conte's plans for next season.
Paper Round's view: It's an understandable view from Quagliarella, but surely he wasn't thinking of Carrow Road when dreaming of a move to England. Will have to see it to believe it.
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Bendtner set for Hull switch: The Sun claims that Nicklas Bendtner is being lined up for a move to Premier League newcomers Hull City. The key to the deal is Steve Bruce, who managed Birmingham and Sunderland when the Danish striker was loaned to those clubs from Arsenal. The paper adds that Tigers boss Bruce has been given the all-clear to poach Bendtner following the collapse of his £3m switch from Arsenal to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Paper Round's view: If Bendtner no longer classes himself among the best strikers in the world, perhaps a move to Hull would suit him. At least he would get the first team action he craves.
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Spurs to fire first salvo in Benteke chase: Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is set to make a formal offer for wantaway Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to reports in both the Daily Telegraph and The Sun. Villa have said they will not allow Benteke to leave for less than £25m but Spurs are confident of securing him for a more realistic price.
Paper Round's view: The Telegraph claims Villa owner Randy Lerner is "in combative mood" over Benteke, so this one might not be as straight forward as it should be. Expect plenty of jostling before the Belgian does finally make the move to White Hart Lane.