Quaresma subject of late swoop?

Out-of-favour Inter Milan winger Ricardo Quaresma is reportedly the subject of a late, late swoop by Manchester City, who are keen on bringing the Portuguese international to Eastlands.

The 25-year-old wide-man has shone in his homeland during spells for both Sporting and Porto, making more than 100 league appearances for the latter.

However, he has faired less spectacularly abroad, failing to establish himself at both Barcelona and Inter Milan, before joining Chelsea on loan in January after rejecting a last-gasp approach from Tottenham Hotspur.

Quaresma made just one start for the Blues prior to Luiz Felipe Scolari's sacking at Stamford Bridge, and appeared thrice as a substitute under Guus Hiddink as the West Londoners went on to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League and taste FA Cup success at Wembley.

But despite making another outing as a replacement for Inter against Bari in the Nerazzuri's opening Serie A clash this season, the winger - who has 24 caps for his country - remains unsettled at the San Siro.

And, according to tuttomercatoweb, the winger could yet re-appear in England, with Mark Hughes' side believed to be thrashing out a deal to bring the unpopular chalk-botherer back to the Premier League as the summer transfer window door slammed shut.