City target Castelen
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester City are thought to be lining up a move for Romeo Castelen.Manchester City are thought to be lining up a move for Romeo Castelen if Shaun Wright-Phillips does leave the club.
Wright-Phillips' future has been the subject of intense speculation with Chelsea being linked with a mammoth offer for the player.
It is feared that City may have to cash in on the England international to help ease their debts with Chelsea waiting in the wings to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
City would like to keep Wright-Phillips but are drawing up contingency plans in case he leaves.
Eastlands boss Stuart Pearce is drawing up a list of replacements for Wright-Phillips and reports emanating from Holland suggest he is targeting Castelen.
Castelen is in the same mould of Wright-Phillips as he is a pacey right-sided winger and would help fill the void of Wright-Philips should he move on.
A number of other clubs are tracking Castelen and the Dutch international is thought to have rejected overtures from clubs in Russia and in Ukraine.
Feyenoord are keen to keep hold of their prized asset, but would probably struggle to reject any big money offer for Castelen.