Ansaldi - No City talks
Cristian Ansaldi has stated that he knows nothing of speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City.
By James Appell
Last Updated: 12/01/10 1:10pm
Argentine ace Cristian Ansaldi has stated that he knows nothing of speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City.
Reports claimed that the 23-year-old was set to seal a £6million move to Eastlands from Russian side Rubin Kazan.
Roberto Mancini insisted he was not looking for a new left-back and Ansaldi now insists he has heard nothing from City.
"I read about it in the newspapers," he told Sport Express.
"But nobody has called me about it - not my agent, nor anyone else. And there has been no conversation about it with the Rubin's officials."
Rumours that Ansaldi might be on the move have increased, particularly since Russian Premier League champions Rubin sold fellow Argentine Alejandro Dominguez to Valencia last week.
But, though sad to see his compatriot leave, Ansaldi remains philosophical. "That's life in sport," he said. "Players always, and always will, come and go."
And for now he appears to be content to remain in Russia.
"I'm beginning my third season already in Kazan, and that's great," he commented. "Every year I feel better and better in Russia. I'm very comfortable here."