Mourinho: Vieira heading for England
Thursday 07 January 2010
Manchester City's talks with Patrick Vieira have continued to progress, with his
Internazionale manager Jose Mourinho confirming yesterday that he has played his last game for the Italian side.
"He was great in his last game for us," Mourinho said after Inter's 1-0 win over Chievo. "He is a player that we will certainly miss now that he is leaving. It was the best way to say goodbye to us and I wish him all the best in his new life. I don't know where he is going. He doesn't have to tell anyone. England? I think so."
There have been no talks between City and Inter's defender Ivan Cordoba, though he is another of manager Roberto Mancini's former players who is of interest to the Italian. City have rejected suggestions that Mancini has offered the former Manchester United midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron the opportunity to return to the Premier League to play for them. Veron, who has always said he wanted to start and finish his career at the same club, insisted he will see out his playing days at Estudiantes in his own country. "I talked to Mancini, but it's not possible now," he said. "It's not about money. First comes my family."
Latest in Sport
Liverpool target Marco Reus rejects new Borussia Dortmund contract offer - reports
Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Thomas Vermaelen and Daley Blind on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender
Arsenal agree new deal with BT Sport - which coincides nicely with advert showing FA Cup win over Liverpool
Divock Origi joins Liverpool before immediately being loaned back to Lille
Scottie dogs in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'disrespectful to Muslims', say Malaysian politicians
- 1 What if 35 Palestinians had died, and 800 Israelis?
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us