Apart from becoming one of the richest football clubs in the world and being able to buy anyone they want, Manchester City have developed a reputation for buying players without having much intention of playing them.
Scott Sinclair. Jack Rodwell. Richard Wright. Owen Hargreaves. All were more or less signed in order to bump up City’s home-grown quote, rather than to add anything to the playing squad.
And with the Champions already falling foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, you’d expect them to get back to their old tricks this summer, which could well be the case if the below story is to be believed.
Chelsea, on the other hand, look to be waving farewell to a club legend, as well as bracing themselves for a raid from PSG for a certain midfield maestro…