Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Up the Ante

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Up the Ante

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CITY have not agreed a deal for Hajduk Split midfielder Ante Palaversa - but they are very interested.

Reports suggested a £7m deal has been agreed between the Blues and the Croatian club for a player who captains his country's U19 team. But it is understood that while City have been showing a strong interest in the defensive midfielder - and have spoken to Split - a deal has not been struck.

Sources in Croatia claim that the deal is done and that City have agreed he can remain at Split until the end of the season.

But Manchester sources deny that - but it is clear that a deal is on the cards.

If the transfer is completed, it is not yet certain whether Palaversa will link up with the Blues in the summer - the uncertainty over Brexit complicates that matter. …

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