Roberto Mancini claimed that Manchester City’s move for Owen Hargreaves was simply down to the fact he was the cheaper option available. The Italian claims that with UEFA’s NEW financial fair play ruling coming into effect in the coming season that the club is now having to be careful with regards to potential transfer targets.
Elsewhere in the papers Fabio Capello has decided that it is time that weak-minded players have to go from the England setup; Evans admits fears over United future, while Mario Balotelli is summoned to the Italian courts.
Clubs may have European cash seized – Guardian
Blue Union to hold Kenwright protest – Guardian
Mancini: Hargreaves was the cheap option – Daily Telegraph
PFA chief calls for ‘Rooney Rule’ in English football -Mirror