Guardian, Thursday, January 22, 2009 1 PM
"We're not anybody's fool. We've turned down negotiations for three different players because we felt the demands both from the [selling] club and, in essence, the players have been ludicrous. The
perception that we are out there throwing money around is simply not true." Manchester City Executive Chairman Garry Cook
complains that the club's attempts to sign David Villa
(Valencia), Thierry Henry
(Barcelona) and Gianluigi Buffon
(Juventus) were hampered by excessive cash demands based on perceptions of how rich the club is.
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