Premier League - Paper Round: Tevez interests Real

Mon, 10 Oct 08:55:00 2011

The uptake in interest for Manchester City's wantaway striker Carlos Tevez has been slow since he threw his dummy out of the pram in Munich, but now Real Madrid are reportedly interested.

FOOTBALL Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez - 0

That is if you believe the Mirror who claim that Jose Mourinho would love to bring the Argentine to the Bernabeu and help Tevez to "escape from his Manchester City nightmare."

However, even the Mirror themselves seem a little bit unsure about their own story by admitting: "a potential January deal could be - scuppered by the size of the fee and the former City skipper’s wage demands.

"City want at least £35 million for Tevez, but the striker will have to overcome the stumbling block of Real being unwilling to meet his wage demands of £250,000-a-week."

Those wages would put Tevez on a £50,000-week more than current top earner – a certain Mr Cristiano Ronaldo.

It would of course be a great move for Tevez as he is so eager to be closer to his family in Argentina. Manchester is almost 7,000 miles from Buenos Aires but Madrid is practically next door at only 6,250 miles.

One place where Tevez is unlikely to go to is wealthy Dubai outfit Al Wasl who are coached by Diego Maradona.

Despite the club's big budget, Maradona admits that Tevez would be too expensive for them.

"Tevez is very expensive and right now we have a budget for around five per cent of the fee he commands," Maradona is quoted as saying in the Sun.

Good news for Arsenal fans – you are close to signing a new player. Bad news – he is only 16.

Arsene Wenger is set to recruit another Spanish prospect, Jose Rodriguez, and is trying to thrash out compensation with current club Real Madrid. (Daily Mirror)

They have also been linked with another Real Madrid prospect – this time only 15, in the form of striker Jose Angel Pozo, although Chelsea are said to be winning that race ahead of the Gunners and also Manchester City. (Daily Mail)

A more experienced player who Arsenal have been linked with is Chelsea’s Salomon Kalou who has also been linked with Liverpool in the Daily Mail. The 26-year-old Ivory Coast striker is in the last year of his contract and has slipped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal are set to 'test the waters' with a £6 million bid.

Liverpool also reportedly watched FC Dallas prospect Brek Shea play for the United States against Honduras this weekend. The 21-year-old winger was also scouted by Manchester City at the game and has been the subject of a £2.5m bid from German side Schalke in the recent. (The Sun)

Tom Cleverley has reportedly been rewarded for his remarkable progress at Manchester United with a £40,000-a-week contract that ties him to Old Trafford until the summer of 2015. (Daily Mail)

Harry Redknapp has admitted that Emmanuel Adebayor he will have to accept a pay cut if he wants to join Tottenham on a permanent deal and hopes he will "put his football before money." (The Sun)

Former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho is set to leave Real Madrid for Fenerbahce in January. (The Sun)

West Brom are on the brink of landing Dundee United’s Scotland U21 international midfielder Scott Allan for £450,000. (Daily Mirror)

Swansea have signed Greek defender Vangelis Moras after a successful trial. The 30-year-old has signed a three-month deal after he was released by Italians Bologna. (The Sun)

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is clearing keeper Chris Kirkland to join ambitious Doncaster Rovers on loan for the rest of the year. (Daily Mirror)

And finally, Bolton’s move for Chilean right back Stefano Magnasco is off - after the defender re-signed on a four-year deal for Universidad Catolica. (Daily Mirror)

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