Man City rival Liverpool for Real Madrid's Baptista

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson is keen on Real Madrid attacking midfielder Julio Baptista.

The Guardian says Eriksson is turning to Baptista after being quoted £9 million for Bolton Wanderers striker Nicolas Anelka.

City want to take Baptista on-loan, while it emerged yesterday that Liverpool had tabled a £13.5 million bid for the Brazil international.

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