Early Morning Notes - Manchester United, Tevez, Everton, Manchester City, Arsenal
- The FA looks ready to strip John Terry of the England captaincy. Apparently David Bernstein will speaking to Fabio Capello over the weekend and advising him of results of a board vote on the issue.
- Carlos Tevez’s advisors are rumoured to be seeking discussions with Anzhi Makhachkala, who just happen to be the only club on the continent who could afford to at least come close to matching the player’s wages. Thank goodness it’s not all about the money - and I’m sure they speak a lot of Spanish in that part of Russia, so Tevez’s family will have no problems settling.
The transfer window doesn’t shut in Russia for another two-and-a-half weeks, so there’s plenty of time yet for the horrible little mercenary to be shipped out.
- Some awful news for Arsenal fans, also from Russia: Andrey Arshavin looks likely to turn down a move to Anzhi and remain at the club.
- Manchester City look certain to bid on Eden Hazard this Summer, with Roberto Mancini quoted as saying:
“Hazard has an enormous level of talent and is able to play at the maximum level.
But we know there is interest from the big European clubs and any deal will not be easy.”
- Wayne Rooney, Nani, and Phil Jones are likely to all be fit in time for Manchester United’s game with Chelsea on Sunday.
- A strange little story from The Metro. Apparently Andre-Pierre Gignac is claiming that he turned down a move to Everton during the recent window, and that he would only leave Marseille for a Manchester United-calibre club.
I think you’ll be staying in France then Andre-Pierre.
- For a late-night rant about wanting to see England fail at Euro 2012 click here…
- And for Frank Lampard’s top 25 goals (subjective - no arguing) click here.