Sven-Goran Eriksson has played down reports that Man City are chasing striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
City boss is tracking several targets but Ajax striker is not one
Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has played down reports that the club are chasing Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
He told Sky Sports News
that there are "several players we are working on" and the Swede believes they can bring them in during the window.
But when asked about reports about a scout watching Ajax striker Huntelaar in last weekend's game against AZ Alkmaar, in which the striker netted a brace in the 6-1 victory, he said: "Maybe, but I don't think we looked at that player. Maybe, I don't know...."
When asked if he might have had someone at the game but it might not necessary have been to watch that player, he joked: "Exactly, good!" but would not be drawn on the possible target.
Earlier, the Swede admitted it is harder to do business during the January transfer window than in the summer.
He said: "The problems tend to lie more with the club than the player.
"Most clubs do not want to release players and I can understand that.
"In general it is more difficult in January to recruit than in the summer as you have a shorter time, only a month.
"We are working on several targets and I hope we can do some business in the two weeks that are left."
But Eriksson will be happy to continue with the players he currently has if he can not make new additions.
"The team are not that bad. We are doing rather well," he said.
"There is money available to buy players but I would be happy to play the rest of the season with the ones we have."
Eriksson is looking for City to put the weekend's Everton loss behind them when they take on West Ham in the FA Cup replay at Eastlands on Wednesday night.
He said: "We have to start playing the football we are capable of from the first minute against West Ham.
"It is important we learn from the Everton game. You have to try to play the right way.
"We did not play football. We kicked it long all the time, especially in the first half.
"That is not our way of playing. Teams make it difficult for you but we have to overcome that.
"But I am not worried. We have a lot of players who know how to play the right way."