City fail with record breaking bid

Spanish sources say Manchester City have failed with record breaking offer for for Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. City's owners Abu Dhabi have promised to spend big in January and with this bid are sticking to there promise. The bid looked ready to shatter the record transfer fee which was set by Real Madrid buying Zinedine Zidane for just under £50million in 2001.

Casillas has a buy-out clause in his contract worth £128million and City were ready to match it. They then offered him £11million a season earning him around £230,000 a week which would make him the highest paid player in the world by a long shot.

However City's efforts to sign Casillas look like they wont happen as the long time Real keeper rejected the offer. But this shows that City's owners will not stop at any measure to sign the world class players they require to take the club forward and challenge the top four.

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