Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010
BUENOS AIRES (AP) Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has turned down a £7 million ($11.2 million) offer to move from Argentine club Estudiantes to the English Premier League's Manchester City.
Veron's representative said the Argentina playmaker turned down the overture from City manager Roberto Mancini. The two played together at Italian clubs Lazio and Sampdoria and Mancini later coached Veron at Inter Milan.
Veron's representative Miguel Pires said in a radio interview on Tuesday that Man City had offered to pay Estudiantes £7 million and pay Veron the same amount.
"The fax arrived offering £7 million for Sebastian and the same amount for the club," Pires said on radio La Red. "But Sebastian didn't move a muscle, and neither did the vice president of the club."