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Last Updated: Friday, 7 December 2007, 14:13 GMT
Man City ponder swoop for Adriano
Adriano may be on Sven-Goran Eriksson's transfer hit-list
Adriano may be on Sven-Goran Eriksson's transfer hit-list
Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra has revealed they are pondering a move for Inter Milan's unsettled striker Adriano.

Thaksin told reporters in Hong Kong: "We're looking to see whether we'll do a swap deal or not.

"Adriano was a top player, but he lost form when his father died, and he put on weight. Now he's returning to form."

Thaksin also said City will target a midfield man as well as Inter's 25-year-old Brazil international.

He said: "Dietmar Hamman is getting old. We're looking at a new midfielder who we think will play very well with Elano. We're going to play in a classic style."

Thaksin refused to speculate on how much Eriksson would have to spend, saying: "I never talk to Sven about amounts.

"We'll probably have to sell some of our players and loan some of our players, and we will buy some new players or even loan some new players in this window.

"We're looking for one striker, one midfielder, and maybe a winger," he added.



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