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Man City to bit for Atletico striker - reports

Mario Mandzukic
Mario Mandzukic is a Manchester City target. Credit: PA

Manchester City will try to solve their striker issued by bidding for Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic in January, according to the Daily Star.

Segio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic have all suffered from injuries in recent weeks, forcing Manuel Pellegrini to use James Milner as a lone forward.

The paper claims the Premier League champions will place a €32million offer for the Croatian.

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Chelsea legend Zola appointed Cagliari boss

Gianfrance Zola is back in the game
Gianfrance Zola is back in the game. Credit: PA

Gianfranco Zola has been named as the new head coach of Serie A side Cagliari.

The Sardinian side announced the appointment of the former Chelsea striker, who finished his playing career at Cagliari in 2005, in a statement on their official website.

The club said the 48-year-old would take his first training session when the team returned from the Christmas break on Sunday.

It is Zola's first coaching job since he left Watford in 2013.

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