Today I saw the first indication that Carlos Tevez may indeed become a City player. The Sun, of all people the Sun, have an article about Tevez enrolling his daughter in a private school in Cheshire. And, as the logic goes, you don't do that unless you are planning to stay in the north west.
So unless Bolton are the new mysterious team that has entered the picture - ha! - then it would seem that City may indeed end up with a very potent strike force. Watch for this to be spun by the usual suspects somehow that Tevez isn't coming to City for the chance to join this new beginning but instead put family over ambition.
I like this as reporting as well. Someone got creative in trying to figure out what Tevez is doing by thinking, to use the cliche, out of the box.
Various reports are also surfacing of an interest in Inter Milan's Brazilian Right Back Maicon. Curious this one as the club has both Zabaleta and Richards to play the position. If anything, Right Back is the one area along the back four that City don't need to strengthen. It's one of the reasons that the Glen Johnson rumour made no sense whatsoever. I'm even seeing suggestions of cash plus Elano which strikes me as someone being "clever" and putting a couple of rumours together.
Elsewhere... All kinds of rumours floating around about a possible interest in Dean Ashton by Stoke City. Now the West Ham striker makes RSC look positively healthy and ever present by comparison but Ashton remains the best pure "old fashioned" English Centre Forward in the game. Given the financial strength that the club posses, I would love to see City snap up Ashton even if it was in the 8-10 million range. With any luck the club would always have one of the strikers available even if the other was on the treatment table. Normally Ashton would be too much of a risk but here is an example where we can use the clubs funds to our benefit rather than just paying higher fees to other clubs.