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City Summary – January 21: Progress on Fred deal, Soumare could join him, UEFA plan new FFP

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A host of stories in the Sunday papers suggested City are getting closer to a deal for Shakhtar midfielder Fred, although there is a chance that he will not formally join until the summer.

If Fred is a long-term successor for Fernandinho, could Lille youngster Boubakary Soumare be the man to replace Yaya Touré? More and more reports have surfaced of City being keen on the teenager, with Brian Marwood observing him during the week.

Their impressive performance against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg (hopefully not to be followed by a better one in the second leg!) could land Bristol City dibs on Man City’s most talented youngsters.

Speaking of Tuesday’s semi-final, it now has a referee, with Graham Scott being appointed for the second leg.

Here we go again – UEFA look set to move the goal posts once more after FFP failed to slow down the Manchester City juggernaut for too long.

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