Manchester City fail with bid for Champions League winner

Van Bommel claims Manchester City were after his signatureAC Milan midfielder, Mark Van Bommel, has claimed that Manchester City have failed in a recent bid for his services.

The 34 year-old, who won the Champions League in 2006 with Barcelona, was rewarded with a contract extension with the Serie A champions following a successful transfer from Bayern Munich in January.

Speaking to Voetbal International, the Dutchman said: “Manchester City first tried to sign me last winter, they were one of the clubs interested in me, so their interest has not come out of the blue.”

He went on to say: “I feel good as a footballer here and feel fully appreciated.”

The Blues are looking for midfield cover for Yaya Toure, who will feature in the African Cup of Nations later on in the season.

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