Isaksson rejects Gala switch
Man City keeper Andreas Isaksson has turned down a move to Galatasaray, who have signed Ahmed Barusso.
Last Updated: 31/01/08 5:38pm
Manchester City goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson has turned down a move to Galatasaray, having previously expressed a wish to join the Turkish club.
Isaksson had been hoping to leave City before the close of the transfer window to safeguard his position in Sweden's Euro 2008 squad.
He has lost out to Joe Hart to be City's No.1 and admitted a desire to finalise a switch to Galatasaray in order to play regularly.
But City's first-team coach Tord Grip has confirmed that Isaksson does not want to join Galatasaray on loan.
"Andreas is probably staying here, it now looks that way," City's Tord Grip told Sportbladet.
"I am at the training complex and he is here today.
"He is able to go on loan to Galatasaray and get a game.
"But that is what he doesn't want to do and we cannot do much more."
Meanwhile, Galatasaray have signed Roma midfielder Ahmed Barusso on loan for the rest of the season to provide cover for Tobias Linderoth.
The Ghanaian has struggled for first-team opportunities this season and will head to Turkey once his country's involvement in the Africa Cup of Nations is complete.