Brazilian midfielder Fernando is set to turn down a new contract at Porto in order to join Manchester City after his contract expires in the summer according to a report in The Guardian. City had failed in a £12m attempt to sign the 26-year-old on deadline day of the recently closed January transfer window. Fernando is now unlikely to agree a contract extension at the Portuguese giants as he tries to ensure the move to City takes place after World Cup. This decision has supposedly upset Porto president Pinto da Costa who has suggested Porto head coach Paulo Fonseca to stand him down from the side. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is keen add Fernando to his ranks as an option beyond Fernandinho and Yaya Touré, after having played defender Martin Demichelis in midfield in the 1-0 defeat by Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Monday evening. City’s cross-town rivals, Manchester United, are also lining up midfield reinforcement in Newcastle […]
Arsenal look to continue their fine away form at St.James Park, and also avenge their home defeat to the same side. TheHardTackle previews the upcoming encounter.