Manchester City have some injury concerns with their strikers, and Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic are currently out injured.
Papiss Cisse scores his first goal against Chelsea on Saturday
And there is news in the Star that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to sign Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse for £20M in January.
Papiss started his career at Newcastle in great form scoring 13 goals in his first 14 games, almost three years ago in January, 2012.
And he is showing that same form this season, with a phenomenal 7 Premier League goals in just 9 appearances.
He missed the beginning of the season recovering from a broken knee-cap he suffered last April, but in his first appearance against Hull City when he was brough on for the final 31 minutes, he scored two opportunist goals to get Newcastle a 2-2 draw, after we were 2-0 down when he came on.
The bad news about Sergio Aguero is that his injury is worse than first thought, and he will now be out about eight weeks after damaging the ligaments of his knee.
But we would be very surprised if City do in fact bid £20M for the 33 times capped Senegal International striker, who has scored 16 goals for his country.
Papiss will also be on duty for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, and he will join the Senegal squad in early January, and that could complicate any deal.
But if City do bid £20M for Cisse, we think owner Mike Ashley may even accept the offer, and for the third January running a top player could be allowed to leave the club.
Demba Ba left for Chelsea two years ago and Papiss Cisse was allowed to join PSG last January.
It would not be a good decision to let Papiss Cisse leave in January.
What do you think?
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