De Jong mulling over City move
Nigel de Jong is considering his options after Hamburg received a bid from Man City for the midfielder.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 16/01/09 2:05pm
Nigel de Jong is considering his options after Hamburg received a bid from Manchester City for the midfielder.
Hamburg's director of football Dietmar Beiersdorfer confirmed City's interest earlier on Friday.
The two clubs have opened negotiations and Hamburg have now informed De Jong of the situation.
The Dutchman accepts that it is hard to predict what might happen before the transfer window closes, although he plans to give the matter a lot of thought.
"I will now start to consider the issue myself and find out what is best for me, but there are still two weeks to go this month," De Jong told the German press.
"Nobody does know actually what will happen until then."
Beiersdorfer, meanwhile, has refused to confirm the offer tabled by City is worth the reported £13.3million.
Beiersdorfer now intends to get in touch with the agent of the player to discuss the issue.