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Last Updated: Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 14:24 GMT 15:24 UK
Besiktas fail with Vassell offer
Darius Vassell
Vassell also played under City boss Eriksson for England
Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has rejected a bid from Turkish side Besiktas for former England striker Darius Vassell.

Vassell, 27, is part of the City squad on a pre-season tour of Sweden.

He joined City in a 2m deal from Aston Villa in July 2005 after coming through the ranks at Villa Park.

Ex-City boss Stuart Pearce chose to play Vassell mainly on the wing rather than up front last season, and he managed just three goals in 28 games.

In total, he has scored 15 goals in 77 appearances for City.

606: DEBATE
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Eriksson picked Vassell in his squad for the 2002 World Cup and 2004 European Championship finals.

But there is speculation he will allow Vassell to leave City after signing Italian striker Roland Bianchi for 8.8m.



SEE ALSO
Man City seal 8.8m Bianchi deal
13 Jul 07 |  Man City
Vassell still has England hopes
02 Apr 06 |  World Cup 2006
Vassell sale was right - O'Leary
29 Oct 05 |  Aston Villa
Man City complete Vassell signing
27 Jul 05 |  Man City


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