TEVEZ SAGA RUMBLES ON

Tony Fernandes, the owner and chairman at English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers, has moved to quell rumors that his side was attempting an audacious bid for wayward Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.

The QPR chairman says that there is no basis to these rumours and the one thing that would prove to be a major stumbling block if they did make a move for Tevez are his astronomical wages, which a middle of the table side like Queens Park Rangers would find extremely hard to pay.

The Argentina international striker was also rumoured as a possible January transfer target for another London club, Tottenham Hotspur, but manager Harry Redknapp also ruled out the move saying that he will not be able to afford his wages. Tevez looks set to miss the Carling Cup Semi Final against Liverpool – we wouldn’t advise betting on Man City without him.

However, according to the latest reports that have emerged in England, Carlos Tevez and his agent have already agreed in principle on a move to Italian giants and current champions AC Milan but The Citizen have yet to give the go ahead to the transfer and are holding out for a permanent deal, instead of the loan deal that AC Milan are offering at the moment.

This dilemma on the part of City has added further contenders for the coveted signature of Tevez with other Italian giants including Inter Milan and current leaders of the league Juventus also in the running. Although no official offer has come from the Juventus camp, it is believed that Inter are readying a formal £ 25 million bid for the unsettled striker.

Reports from Italy say that Carlos Tevez prefers a move to AC Milan instead of their bitter rivals and that could lead to further complications in the transfer of a person whose transfers are always turned into a circus, wherever he goes.

Where Carlos moves to directly affects England’s chances at Euro 2012. If he does finally move away from the Etihad stadium then it will give attacking midfielders James Milner and Adam Johnson the chance to get into the first-team, and prove themselves, helping to shorten England’s Euro 2012 betting odds.

FIFA RULES KEEP KOLO OUT

There might be quite a disappointment for Manchester City as Kolo Toure will not be able to play for their next game as they will be starting their training session for Ivory Coast in lieu of the FIFA deadlines.

The Ivory Coast coach however was quite disappointed about the fact that the England club expected the Ivory Coast people not to have any idea about the dates and deadlines and felt insulted because it portrayed them being illiterate on such terms and conditions.

The FIFA deadline clearly states that the training session for each of the countries has already begun and hence all other priorities are temporarily terminated.

Manchester City however are desperate to get their hands on the Toure brothers to play the FA Cup tie this Sunday as this is a crucial game for them. Moreover, Kolo Toure is a key and pivotal player in the club who has managed to perform excellently and help the club in their league standing.

Losing such a vital player during such crucial times is something which Manchester City never expected.

Ivory Coast coach has already made appearances with the Manchester City boss, Roberto Mancini as well as the manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger in lieu of talking out the terms and conditions of the clubs having to let go of the players that have been signed in for the FIFA Cup.

Even Gervinho of Arsenal will need to be let go off for the same reason and this has created quite a disappointment and stir among the club members and officials. They have tried all possible ways of trying to get their players to play the key crucial matches, but the head of the Ivory coast is very strict on the rules it seems.