Ya Ya Toure/Toure Ya Ya/ Ya Toure Ya will be off with his fat brother to play for the Ivory Coast leaving a gaping hole to fill in midfield. I shall resist the urge to make a crude joke. De Rossi has been at Roma for his entire career but for the first time in his career Roma are really, really shit. This could be enough to convince him to bugger off and perhaps win a trophy and bag a few million pounds.
According to the Sun, the deal will only go through if City can sell rodent eating Carlos Tevez. They are currently paying Tevez about ten times the average UK salary a week to fund his golfing trips to Argentina. Tevez could be off to either Inter or AC Milan but I think the rule is you have to play for both at some stage so it doesn't really matter.
Mancini said de Rossi is a "champion and perfect for Manchester City." Well that's that settled then. I suppose they will be looking for a replacement for Kolo Toure as well. Perhaps John Parkin can be converted to play at centre-back, he should fit the shirt.
That could actually be Guy Garvey from Elbow.