You won't see me post an article on here offering facts unless they are pretty certain.
My last post made it clear that City had bought some land for a new training facility and that Hughes was safe in his job. Both of those facts have been confirmed by Garry Cook at a fans forum.
As I have a history of getting things right and not being a rumour monger, I am happy to be able to report that Manchester City are very close to signing David Villa.
His current club are pretty close to being declared bankrupt if loans of over €20 million are not repaid, and with no additional loans or overdrafts from the bank available, they need cash.
I understand that, as with Robinho, the owners will pay in cash up front.
There is also a suggestion that City will secure the services of a second Valencia signing at the same time, with a total outlay in cash of €60 million a possibility.
Although leaning more towards speculation, there are also mutterings within a small circle of people connected to Manchester City that a number of high profile signings are wanted before the summer.
Clubs that have failed to progress in the Champions League are about to receive phone calls from City.