Blues will have to bear with us as we continue to try and find the happy medium between being a place for all things City, and trying to report and inform on situations which may be developing at City, using our contacts.
My Twitter colleague @City_Watch took a fair few brickbats after thatkunaguero published an article earlier this month that Joe Hart would consider his future in January if he was still out of the picture.
And today there are reports from Alan Nixon in the Daily Mirror that City will make a £15m move for Stoke’s Asmir Begovic in the upcoming window, with Stoke offered the extra carrot of taking Hart on loan at the Britannia until the end of the season.
We have made a series of enquiries this morning to a couple of people as to the validity of this story and it would seem it can’t be ruled out, much as it might smart for some of Joe’s fans.
It’s well-documented that Begovic was targeted by Roberto Mancini, and a deal was all set up for this summer, until the manager received his cards.
Begovic is certainly a top-class keeper and City have continued to scout his performances.
The question has to be would Hart even contemplate Stoke? Mark Hughes was all too quick to drop him in favour of Shay Given?
But with a World Cup around the corner and despite Pellegrini’s denial, there is a strong feeling Hart would have few options but to take a punt, and put himself in the shop window for next summer.