Man City plot big Premier League raid on rivals

Manchester City are considering a summer move for Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini wants a top quality defensive midfielder to bolster his squad and has been impressed by Tiote since his arrival in England.

The 27-year-old Ivory Coast star is a fiery character who has drawn admiring glances from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United since signing from FC Twente in 2010.

He was particularly impressive in Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat by City at St James’ Park last month, when he was unfortunate to have a goal disallowed, and also caught the eye with a lung-busting performance against Manchester United at Old Trafford earlier in the season.

City have been weighing up the likes of Fernando at Porto and Victor Wanyama at Southampton but Tiote is emerging as their preferred option. (Daily Mail)

It would be hard for him to turn down a move to City

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