Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has played down talk of a deal for Heerenveen striker Afonso Alves.

He told City's website: "Everybody speaks about football; before the game and after the game and all week.

"Of course there's speculation but that makes part of football. We haven't signed anyone so far and we are not 100% what we are going to do. I am assured there is money available if we need it.

"I can't speculate about which position we are in because it wouldn't be fair on the players we have here today. Just wait and see."