World's richest football club Manchester City have shocked the footballing community this afternoon ahead of the January transfer window by slapping in a transfer bid to buy the entire Leeds United team after the Yorkshiremen defeated City's city rivals Manchester United in their FA Cup 3rd round tie at Old Trafford last Sunday.
The bid could be as much as 30,000 Euros.
The Sky Blues, owned by that Arab sheikh whose name I shall not trouble myself to try and remember, are desperate for instant success after appointing Italian manager Roberto Mancini - no relation to Henry Mancini - last month, and recognise that any team that can beat the Reds must be worth its weight in gold.
Leeds, meanwhile, returned to Yorkshire to prepare for Saturday's match with Wycombe, blissfully unaware of the kerfuffle across the Pennines. Their manager, Simon Grayson - no relation to Larry Grayson - said:
"I've heard about the City bid, but we're a big club too, and we'll try to keep our squad together so that, when we eventually return to the top where we undoubtedly belong, our grandad hooligans will have something worthwhile to cave people's heads in over."