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Manchester City interested in Felipe Melo according to agent

2013-05-28 05:08:26

Manchester City interested in Galatasaray defensive midfielder Felipe Melo

Manchester City are interested in Galatasaray defensive midfielder Felipe Melo according to the players agent Jose Rodrigo Baster.

"I don't want to give the name but I can speak about the offer we have received from England," Baster said.

"City are interested in Melo, the club have made no secret of this and I am free to inform you about this latest development.

"I love Galatasaray fans, Fatih Terim and the team but the board did the same thing last season.

"Also they had a buy-out clause agreement with Juventus until 30 April 2013.

"I don't want to be disrespectful but I can't understand what's going on and am quite upset about the situation."

Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Sao Paulo have also been linked with Melo.

Melo who has spent two seasons at Galatasaray on loan is reported to be unhappy with the Istanbul giants unwillingness to sign him on a permanent basis.

Galatasaray are still locked in negotiations with Juventus who are holding out at a €6 million transfer fee; while the Turkish champions are only willing to set aside €4 million for the former Brazil international.

The 30-year-old midfielder played an important role in the Lions lifting the 2011-12 and 2012-13 Turkish Super League titles. Melo has 13 goals and 6 assists in 71 appearances for the Istanbul club.

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