Pique rules out Prem return
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has rubbished reports he would be willing to join Manchester City.
Last Updated: 03/10/10 11:23am
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has rubbished reports he would be willing to return to the Premier League - with Manchester City.
City manager Roberto Mancini has targeted the former Manchester United man in an astonishing £90million swoop, according to newspaper speculation on Sunday.
It is reported the mega-rich Eastlands club would be willing to pay a £50million transfer fee for the 23-year-old Spain international and offer him an £8million-a-year pay packet over five seasons.
Mancini is said to have spoken to City midfielder Yaya Toure, who made the same move from Camp Nou in the summer, in a bid to persuade Pique to return to Manchester.
However, the World Cup winner insists he is happy in Spain, saying: "I have heard the rumour but my head is in Barcelona.
"And it's not a question of money."