Manchester City's recent €117 million purchase of Major League Soccer team New York City FC is set to reap quick benefits for both parties.
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Sources, however, have indicated NYCFC are ready to use their three-man allowance, which permits them to pay bigger wages outside of the existing salary cap, to recruit some of City's bigger names.
The likes of Maicon, Gareth Barry and even Carlos Tevez, could all be enticed for large fees if they stay put at the Etihad Stadium this summer.
City chief executive Ferran Soriano has admitted that players from both clubs could crossover "organically", but insisted that player sharing is not an objective of the scheme, when speaking in New York last month.
It is increasingly being spoken of in Manchester as an attractive 'pension scheme', being able to play out careers in the Big Apple, and also a unique selling-point for City in contract negotiations.
- Paul Clennam
David Moyes is already realising the perks of being the new Manchester United manager.
The Old Trafford boss has been offered his choice from the entire Chevrolet fleet of cars, due to the club's commercial link with the American manufacturer.
Moyes currently drives a Mercedes, as did Sir Alex Ferguson - until he got the keys to a Chevy Volt electric car last season.
But Moyes will be hoping for better luck than Sir Alex after the 71-year-old pranged the new car a few weeks after taking collection in March.
- Paul Clennam
SCHWARZER KEEPING IT IN THE FULHAM FAMILY
Mark Schwarzer has said he will leave Fulham when his contract expires at the end of the month following the club’s capture of Maarten Stekelenburg.
But Schwarzer is set to remain on the Fulham books – in the shape of the veteran goalkeeper’s 13-year-old son.
Julian Schwarzer is enrolled in the west London club’s academy, where he features regularly as an outfield player, either in midfield or at full-back.
- Wayne Veysey