Man City Play Down Biton Reports

  • By: Graeme Bailey
  • Last Updated: January 25 2012, 12:54 GMT

Manchester City have played down reports of an imminent bid to sign Israel midfielder Nir Biton.

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The 20-year-old FC Ashdod player impressed during a recent trial period with the Barclays Premier League leaders and there have been suggestions a loan deal is being put together.

However, it is understood that City would prefer to take another look at a player who would initially be part of their Elite Development Squad and getting the necessary work permit would not be easy.