Premier League - Papers: City open door to Tevez exit
Sat, 14 May 05:07:00 2011
On the morning of the FA Cup final the news that Manchester City’s star player Carlos Tevez could be allowed to move features heavily on the back pages.
Citizens boss Roberto Mancini says that his top scorer should leave if he is unhappy at the club.
"Carlos has got a five-year contract, but in my opinion a player should stay here because he believes in the project and he's happy to stay at the club," the Daily Mirror reports Mancini as saying.
"If I'm not happy to stay, then I'll leave. It's the same for the players. If they aren't happy to stay, it's better they leave.
"I have never said that Carlos wants to leave - I said that it would be his decision. At the moment, he has a five-year contract here.
And the Daily Mail suggest that the Citizens are weighing up a bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, despite the fact that his price tag has trebled from £15m when he signed for the Italian club from Palermo a year ago to £45m today.
Things are slightly less clear for another Italian manager in England – Carlo Ancelotti says in the same paper that he does not know what his future holds, but if he is removed from the Chelsea job he would like the chance to continue coaching in England.
In the Daily Star Ancelotti also sounds like a man who suspects his time is up, but he appeals to the club not to make too drastic an overhaul of the squad which only 12 months ago sealed a league and cup double.
And worries are apparentl y building at Arsenal about the future of Samir Nasri at The Emirates. The Mirror suggest that with just one year left on his current deal and Arsene Wenger resolved not to break the wage structure to accommodate his midfielder, the 24-year-old could quickly find himself on the market if he does not put pen to paper.
As the transfer window approaches, the rumours are beginning to increase and players touting their possible deals are on the up.
Newcastle’s intended replacement for Andy Carroll is 6’5” tall, Malian, and goes by the name of Sheikh Diabate. (Mirror)
And after all those rumours of players who might be on their way to pastures new, let’s finish with the story of one who got away.
The Guardian reveal that Liverpool’s £22.8m January recruit Luis Suarez was scouted and considered for a switch to Tottenham Hotspur – but the idea of bidding for him was dismissed because it was felt that he could not play the lone striker role.