MANCINI WANTS NANI
Roberto Mancini did Manchester United a favour last season by being not terribly good, and now it seems he is to do them a similar favour by taking Nani off their hands.
The Daily Express reports that Galatasaray will make a £13million offer for the winger, curiously as a replacement for Wesley Sneijder, who could be on his way out.
Louis van Gaal has apparently urged Sneijder to leave Turkey, and amusingly he has been linked with Chelsea. Which won't happen.
Anyway, yeah, Nani to Galatasaray. Nailed on. It says here. Well, not really.
ROMA AFTER RICHARDS
There have been a few rumours about Micah Richards flying around recently, but this one in The Daily Mirror, via Corriere dello Sport, is interesting.
Apparently Roma are interested in the Manchester City right-back, who has 'yet to agree new terms' on a contract with the club, and this has apparently 'alerted' Roma boss Rudi Garcia.
Says here that Roma 'could face competition' from Newcastle, which would be a...tough choice. Sort of.
FALCAO SAYS THINGS
Make what you will of these words from Radamel Falcao, responding to a suggestion by Florentino Perez that Real Madrid could make a move for the big striker at the end of the season.
"All I can do is thank Florentino for his words but I have to respect my current club Monaco, who have made me feel very good and I am very happy," Falcao said.
"It doesn't seem right to talk about Real Madrid's possible interest at the moment out of respect for the institution to which I am contracted to as of today."
FALCAO REFUSES TO RULE OUT REAL MOVE!
SPURS IN FOR LAVEZZI
Dipping into the Metro now, and they report that Spurs could make a move for 'frustrated' PSG striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.
The paper claims: 'The Argentine frontman has fallen down the pecking order with the Ligue 1 champions following the arrival of Edison Cavani in the summer.
'And with doubts over his World Cup place if he fails to play regular football this season, Lavezzi wants to quit Paris in January - and Spurs are leading a queue of potential suitors.'
£15million the fee, apparently.
AND THE REST...
Jussi Jaaskelainen insists he wants a new deal at West Ham...Valencia want £7m Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori on loan...Sheffield United's hopes that Nigel Clough would take over as manager have been hit by his fight for a £400,000 pay-off from Derby which could drag on into the New Year...Sven Goran Eriksson is in the frame to become the next boss of Sheffield United - and make a remarkable comeback...Blackburn plan a £1.75million swoop to keep Tom Cairney, who is on loan from Hull, on a permanent deal...Porto and France defender Eliaquim Mangala has taken a step towards joining Chelsea by making Jorge Mendes his agent...Pascal Chimbonda is chasing a short-term deal at League One side Carlisle...Gillingham's interim boss Peter Taylor wants a long-term contract...Leeds midfielder David Norris wants to go out on loan after falling out of favour at Elland Road...Brighton have signed striker Leroy Lita on loan from Swansea until the new year.
Newcastle's a lot more suited to Micah's dietry requirements these days.- Fuzzy_Dunlop