18 Jan 2009

City make another big offer

12:28 pm on 18 January 2009

The big spending Manchester City football club have made a bid to buy Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong from Hamburg SV.

No details of the amount offered have been provided, but German media estimate it at about 15 million euros.

Hamburg's sports chief Dietmar Beiersdorfer City have had contact with them, they have expressed an interest and have submitted an offer

De Jong, whose contract with Hamburg expires next year, confirmed he had received an offer and said he still had two weeks to decide before the transfer window closes.

City, in the bottom of half of the Premier League table, are the richest club in the world after being taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group.

They are also in talks with AC Milan over an offer for Brazil playmaker Kaka, which media reports say is worth at least 100 million euros.