Manchester City Transfer Rumours: 5 Biggest Names Linked to City This Summer

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIFebruary 25, 2013

Manchester City Transfer Rumours: 5 Biggest Names Linked to City This Summer

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    Big clubs get linked to big names and that's certainly the case with Manchester City.

    Nevermind the definition of big where Manchester City is concerned. Their finances have seen them rise in stature regardless of what many may feel.

    City already has an abundance of superstars in their ranks, but rumours continue to link them to more quality players.

    With Roberto Mancini reportedly planning a summer clear-out, the Manchester club has been tapped to go after some big names (via the Mirror).

    Whether or not these players do end up at the club is another question.

    Here are the five biggest names linked to Manchester City this summer.



    * Unless otherwise stated all statistics courtesy of ESPN Soccernet

05. Luis Suarez

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    First comes the inevitable link to a Premier League star courtesy of the

    Luis Suarez is the star in question and though City has been linked with him before his solid season with Liverpool has certainly increased interest.

    The Uruguayan forward has 25 goals in 37 games in all competitions this season.

    Should the Reds fail to qualify for Europe next season City could tempt him with a move.

04. Edinson Cavani

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    Edinson Cavani's name has popped up a number of times in regards to a move to Manchester City.

    With Mario Balotelli gone and Edin Dzeko a possibility to leave in the summer, City will certainly be in the market for a forward.

    According to the Telegraph, the English side will be willing to shell out £40 million to get the Napoli star.

    Cavani has consistently gotten among the goals during his time at the Serie A club.

    This season the Uruguayan forward has an impressive 26 goals in 30 games in all competitions.

03. Neymar

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    Just as with every big club in Europe Manchester City has been linked with a move for Neymar(via

    The future of the Brazil and Santos star is one of the most popular topics in world football.

    Neymar has said in the past that a move to Europe will likely occur after the 2014 World Cup.

    Clubs like City, Barcelona and Real Madrid will hope to tempt the club and player into a move this summer instead.

    Neymar does need a move to Europe to enhance his career and skills even further. A move this summer would likely prove beneficial to both him and Brazil in the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup.

02. Radamel Falcao

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    Radamel Falcao is the other big-name player besides Edinson Cavani who has long been linked to Manchester City often.

    Roberto Mancini made it clear that he likes the Colombian forward and could see him playing in England(via Sky Sports).

    Falcao has netted an astonishing 25 goals in 26 games season far this in all competitions.

    City will certainly go all out to sign the Colombian forward but they will face plenty of competition.

01. Cristiano Ronaldo

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    The Metro brings us one of the more preposterous rumours for the upcoming summer transfer window with Cristiano Ronaldo being linked to Manchester City.

    Ronaldo spoke of his unhappiness with Madrid earlier in the season and since then his future at Madrid has been in question.

    The Real Madrid and Portugal star has said it would be highly unlikely that he'd play for City considering his ties with rivals Manchester United (via SkySports) 

    Despite Ronaldo's usual stellar play, there is a great possibility that Madrid could end the season without silverware.