Man City to bid for Henry and Terry

MANCHESTER City are setting their sights high, with Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery, Barcelona striker Thierry Henry, Chelsea skipper John Terry and Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz all transfer targets.

MANCHESTER City are setting their sights high, with Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery, Barcelona striker Thierry Henry, Chelsea skipper John Terry and Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz all transfer targets. (The Times)

Manchester City are planning audacious moves for Franck Rib�ry, the Bayern Munich playmaker, and Thierry Henry, the Barcelona forward, at the end of the season.

The club are determined to mount a sustained assault on the Barclays Premier League's established top four and have identified the France players as their leading targets in the pursuit of Champions League football.

Their ambitions do not end there, however. Despite being rebuffed in their attempts in January to sign John Terry, the Chelsea captain, City plan to make another inquiry about the England defender's availability in the summer and are also expected to trigger the �17 million release clause in the contract of Roque Santa Cruz, of Blackburn Rovers. City have had five offers rejected for the Paraguay striker in 12 months, but his release clause comes into effect in June.


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