Paper Chase: Liverpool targets Damiao

BY foxsports • September 28, 2011

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining...


Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini accused Carlos Tevez of refusing to play as the club's Champions League hopes took a dive with defeat by Bayern in Munich last night.

Tottenham has offered to make Luka Modric their first £100,000-a-week player, more than doubling his current £46,000-a-week package.

Andre Villas-Boas last night assured Frank Lampard he will be a "big player" at Chelsea for as long as he remained manager, but there were no promises about his place in the team.

Sunderland's players have apologised to the club's supporters after the 2-1 defeat at Norwich piled the pressure back on manager Steve Bruce.

Liverpool is ready to rival Tottenham for Brazil striker Leandro Damiao.

Sylvain Distin is holding out for a two-year deal from Everton as talks continue over extending the defender's stay at Goodison Park.


Roberto Mancini insists Carlos Tevez is finished at Manchester City after the striker refused to play for him.

Andre Villas-Boas insists Frank Lampard will be a key Chelsea player "for years to come".

Sir Alex Ferguson admitted "we threw it away" as Basel gave Manchester United a huge scare on Tuesday night.

Jack Wilshere will be fit for Euro 2012 - despite his six-month lay-off.

Titus Bramble insists Sunderland's players are totally behind under-fire boss Steve Bruce.

Tim Cahill has been given the green light for Saturday's Merseyside derby at Goodison.

Joey Barton has revealed he wants to play for another TEN years.


Carlos Tevez went on strike last night - and boss Roberto Mancini vowed to kick him out of Manchester City.

Danny Welbeck said Manchester United's last-gasp draw with FC Basel felt like a defeat.

Manchester football rivalry took a back seat before last night's game at the Allianz Arena. City broke from preparations from their clash to pay tribute to the victims of the Munich air disaster.

Arsene Wenger is facing a new battle with Real Madrid for Lille starlet Eden Hazard.

Southampton wants to kick-start James Beattie's career.

Ian Holloway is making a second bid to sign El Hadji Diouf before the striker joins Wigan.


Ashley Young rescued Manchester United with a last-minute equaliser at Old Trafford last night.

Shaun Wright-Phillips is in hot water with the FA for using an obscenity on Twitter.

Roberto Mancini's Manchester City got a harsh lesson in Champions League life in Munich last night.

Andre Villas-Boas has denied there is any split in the Chelsea camp.

Arsene Wenger yesterday backed his medical staff despite Arsenal having NINE players out injured.

Jermaine Pennant has warned Besiktas to beware a Turkish-style welcome at Stoke's Britannia Stadium on Thursday.

Titus Bramble yesterday admitted Sunderland was shocking as it crashed to defeat at Norwich.

Luton midfielder Alex Lawless is out for a month after breaking his hand punching a changing-room wall.

Former Portsmouth and Juventus striker Vincent Pericard is training with Bournemouth in a bid to revive his career.

Nottingham Forest boss Steve McClaren has offered QPR's injury-ravaged midfielder Lee Cook a chance to rebuild his career by taking him on trial at the City Ground.


Manchester City was in disarray in the Champions League last night. On a fraught night at Bayern Munich, Edin Dzeko confronted Roberto Mancini after he was taken off and Carlos Tevez refused to come on.

Ashley Young rescued a point for Manchester United in a draw with Basel after it looked like the Swiss side had hit them with a classic eins-zwei-Frei.

Andre Villas-Boas last night denied there is any split in the Chelsea camp.

Joey Barton would welcome and England call-up and could see himself playing until his 40s.


Cocky Italian Udinese last night told talisman Antonio Di Natale he's not needed to gun down Celtic - even though they'll travel to Glasgow without a recognised striker in their squad.

Enrico Annoni says Celtic's chances of beating Udinese have been given a huge boost by the Italians dropping talisman Antonio Di Natale.

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