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Pearce eyes young keeper.

A little snippet of a transfer rumour around today with news that we are poised to make a bid for Shrewsbury and England under-19 keeper Joe Hart, according to Sky Sports.
He has been tracked of late by the club and we are apparantly hoping to fend off interest from Birmingham by tabling a £1 million bid.
A potentially interesting one as we do need a successor to David James in the long run as Geert deVliiger is only a short term option and probably won't be around next season whilst it looks like Nicky Weaver may never be able to be consistently fit enough to re-ignite his career properly. Young Kaspar Schmeichel has been receiving rave reviews for the reserves this season but as of yet lacks any sort of experience to be able to step up. Not heard much about Hart, but might be worth keeping an eye out for over the next couple of months.
Meanwhile, Kiki Musampa has been waxing lyrical about the club, the fans, the country and seemingly anything else which may earn him a permanent move come the end of the season. He says in the latest edition of the City Magazine - "I must say, I'm very happy here both as a player and living in England. Everything about the club is great and I've had great support from the crowd, which is very important. But as for my future beyond this season, I'm just going to have to wait and see what the club want to do."
He impressed at the latter stages of last season but I don't think he has matched that form so far this campaign, and was particularly disappointing against Everton on Sunday. Still, he has the season to prove himself and if there was ever motivation to turn in a good season then surely this is it.
International week coming up and it seems Ben Thatcher has invoked the wrath of Wales manager John Toshack by declaring himself unavailable through injury for Wales games against Northern Ireland and Poland. Toshack however indicated that Thatcher was 'running scared'of facing Poland due to an incident involving Thatcher and Polish player Karnil Kasowski, which saw Thatcher receive a two-game ban.
Thatcher hit back at Toshack and accused him of breaking a gentlemans agreement by speaking out in public about his non-participation in the squad. Given the way Robbie Savage's international career has gone under Toshack, it seems that Thatcher may be heading for early retirement as far as Wales is concerned after this and the dispute over whether he should travel to see the Welsh doctors before the last international after City had declared him unift.
Yet another example of how playing for City damages your international prospects!