The football season is not yet over but the Manchester City rumour mill is already getting boring. And it is only going to get worse. Much worse over the summer months.

Today’s headlines are that Carlos Tevez has told an Argentinian Radio station he wants to leave Eastlands. But Roberto Mancini immediately responded by telling his Friday press conference that he is still confident his skipper is staying.

Meanwhile, the new gossip in the Spanish press is that the City fat cats are preparing a  bid of between 100 and 200 million pounds for Cristiano Ronaldo.

more chance of seeing a pig fly from Madrid to Manchester

I’m sorry but there is more chance of seeing a flying pig heading from Madrid to Manchester. Some things are just wrong however much money is on the table.

Tevez leaving United to join City was not a huge surprise because the Argentinian’s transfers managed by his friend and former owner Kia Joorabchian clearly demonstrate he is motivated by money more than loyalty or romance. In the end one suspects money will always talk in the never-ending Tevez saga.

But Ronaldo is a different story. He left Old Trafford and his footballing godfather Sir Alex Ferguson to follow the dream of playing for his boyhood favourites Real Madrid.  If Ronaldo were to return to Manchester, any other destination than United would be The Beautiful Game’s equivalent of that Robert Redford movie Indecent Proposal.