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Manchester City president shoots down high-profile transfer links

Manchester City Football Club CEO Soriano speaks at news conference in New York

Manchester City Football Club CEO Ferran Soriano speaks at a news conference to announce the partnership between Manchester City Football Club and the New York Yankees to form a Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion club, New York City FC, in New York, May 22, 2013. New York City FC expects to begin play in 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT SOCCER BUSINESS)


Chelsea fans will be delighted, while those supporting Manchester City are sure to question who’s on their team’s mind after chief executive Ferran Soriano has publicly slashed two players of any mock wish lists.

Soriano was quoted by with saying, “Neymar and Falcao? [These reports are] false, they have never been on our agenda.”

Neymar has been heavily linked with a switch from Santos in his home country of Brazil to Barcelona, but as with any high profile player looking to move, he’s been linked with a number of richer clubs looking to reload, and Manchester City fits that bill.

Some reports have suggested Neymar may end up staying in Brazil until the 2014 World Cup has run its course.

The Radamel Falcao saga has taken many twists, and Chelsea remain the favorite to sign the Colombian sensation, but the Blues can now cross another competitor off their list.

Manchester City have been strongly linked with a swap involving striker Edin Dzeko in exchange for Napoli’s Edinson Cavani.