Izmailov agent cools Man City talk

The agent of Sporting Lisbon winger Marat Izmailov has played down interest from Manchester City.

Izmailov is on-loan at Sporting from Lokomotiv Moscow and City boss Sven Goran Eriksson wants to hijack the Portuguese club's deal in January.

But the winger's agent, Paulo Barbosa said: "Izmailov is enjoying his football at Sporting. He has adapted well to the city and to Portuguese football and wants to progress with his career at the club.

"The wishes of the player will always come first and Izmailov has no desire to leave Sporting at this moment."

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