Manchester City are looking to do a swap deal for Inter’s Brazilian striker Adriano and bring in a new midfielder during the January transfer window.
“We’re looking to see whether we’ll do a swap deal or not,” club chairman Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters in Hong Kong.
“Adriano was a top player, but he lost form when his father died, and he put on weight,” added Thaksin. “Now he’s returning to form”.
City are also looking for a long-term replacement for veteran midfielder Dietmar Hamman.
“Hamman is getting old,” Thaksin said. “We’re looking at a new midfielder who we think will play very well with Elano,” he said, referring to City’s Brazilian playmaker.
“We’re going to play in a classic style.”
Thaksin suggested that several deals would be done in the January transfer window.
“I never talk to Sven about amounts,” he added. “We’ll probably have to sell some of our players and loan some of our players, and we will buy some new players or even loan some new players in this window.
“We’re looking for one striker, one midfielder, and maybe a wing.”