Werder Bremen’s Diego could be on his way to Eastlands
Now that Kaka has passed up the opportunity fight for Premier League survival, Manchester City have turned their attention elsewhere in the search for a creative attacking midfielder.
City are said to have strengthened their midfield with Bundesliga star Nigel de Jong today, but according to Bild, they are also hot on the heels of Werder Bremen’s Brazilian sensation Diego.
The 23-year-old is already well acquainted with Robinho, as the pair went through the same youth system together, and went on to form a formidable duo at Santos. Elano also played with them at the Brazilian club.
Some sources are putting a price tag of around £25m on the former Bundesliga player of the year, who is under contract at Werder Bremen until 2011. He is said to have attracted interest from Arsenal, Juventus and Real Madrid.
If he does come to the Premier League, Diego is sure to keep the tabloids entertained: he was recently caught drink driving, and has just served a four match ban for attempting to strangle Karlsruhe defender Christian Eichner.