Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 10

Mark Jones@@Mark_Jones86Featured ColumnistMarch 10, 2014

Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of March 10

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    Manchester City's quadruple dream lies in tatters following a shock defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup, with potentially worse to come at the hands of Barcelona this week.

    Manuel Pellegrini was left visibly stunned by the poor performance of his team against the Latics less than a year after plenty of the same players lost to them in the FA Cup final, with all the talk around the camp now centring on just how City will bounce back.

    There is always time for a few transfer rumours, though, and we'll be keeping track of all of them here throughout the week.

    Last updated Tuesday March 11

Jack Rodwell Set to Return to Everton

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    Jack Rodwell's underwhelming time at Manchester City looks set to come to an end in the summer, with the midfielder set to return to former club Everton according to the The Guardian.

    Rodwell has been at City for two years but has played just eight times under Manuel Pellegrini, with his last appearance seeing him taken off at half-time in the FA Cup win over Watford.

Tottenham Target James Milner Deal

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    James Milner was one of the three substitutes that Pellegrini brought on in a bid to salvage the FA Cup tie against Wigan, but the England man could be set to leave this summer in order to gain more first-team action elsewhere, according to reports.

    Last month, we brought you news of Liverpool's apparent interest in the midfielder, but now both the Daily Mail and The Sun (subscription required) are reporting that Milner is a target for Tottenham as well. 

Pellegrini Rules out Aguero Departure

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    Manuel Pellegrini has ruled out the possibility of Sergio Aguero leaving Manchester City.

    The Chilean told the Manchester Evening News that he feels that his forward is happy in Manchester, saying:

    I don't think the idea of Sergio is to leave Manchester City.

    Sergio is very happy here. You never know what can happen in the future, but he is a very important player here.

    Big clubs do not sell their best players and I don't think Sergio will be going anywhere.

City Scouting Celtic Defender Virgil Van Dijk

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    The Scotsman claims that City have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk in the summer.

    Van Dijk impressed in the Champions League against Barcelona and AC Milan, and has been tipped to move away from the Scottish giants.

    His agent Henk-Maarten Chin said:

    There is certainly interest. Many English clubs are interested in him – the absolute top clubs. They watch him and are very keen. There has been no official approaches for Virgil yet, but that will come after the season ends.