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Manchester City deny A-League link

27 August 2013 13:53

Manchester City have denied reports they are interested in buying A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers.

Wanderers are the A-League's newest side, having only been formed in 2012, but they finished top of the league in their inaugural season - winning the Premiers' Plate - and only losing out on the championship title in the Grand Final to Central Coast Mariners.

Football Federation Australia currently own the club and are reportedly looking for a buyer, with City's owners - who already have a prospective MLS franchise in New York City FC - reported to be interested in expanding their portfolio of clubs.

However, City have denied those links and insisted the Abu Dhabi United Group have "no interest" in expanding into the Australian league.

"Contrary to media reports in Australia, Manchester City Football Club has expressed no interest whatsoever in the purchase of any stake in the Western Sydney Wanderers," a club spokesperson told The Daily Telegraph.

"Also contrary to reports, the club has not requested, nor has it received, any 50-page information document about the sale. The matter is not under consideration."

The formation of City's American franchise was announced in May, and will take enter MLS in 2015.

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