European Ticker: United injury woes worsen, Aguero interest heats up and more

European Ticker: United injury woes worsen, Aguero interest heats up and more

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European Ticker: United injury woes worsen, Aguero interest heats up and more

Nemanja Vidic 1 (Getty Images) 

by FRANCO PANIZO

Just when you thought Manchester United's defensive injury woes could not get any worse, in comes news that Nemanja Vidic is set to miss the club's Champions League match against VfL Wolfsburg.

Having missed Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United with the flu, Vidic has failed to recuperate, and has been ruled out of Tuesday's match.

The news of Vidic's absence comes on the same day that Manchester United learned it would be without injured defenders John O'Shea and Jonny Evans for the rest of 2009.

Manchester United is currently without goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar and defenders Rio Ferdinand, Rafael and Fabio da Silva, Wes Brown and Gary Neville. Left back Patrice Evra is the only first team defender available for United's clash in Wolfsburg.

Here are more stories from Monday to help you get through the day:

Top clubs eyeing Aguero

Argentine forward Sergio Aguero may soon be on the move.

With Atletico Madrid in financial trouble, Aguero is likely to be sold by the club during the winter transfer window, and Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan are all hoping to be the club that lands his services.

Russia investigating party reports

It seems the Peruvian national team isn't the only one that like to party.

The Russian soccer federation (RFU) is set to investigate reports that certain players went partying before Russia's World Cup play-off with Slovenia. The reports claim that players were up the night before the second leg – which they utimately lost, costing them a spot in the 2010 World Cup - drinking and smoking, and the RFU has asked for an explanation out of the media outlets that reported the story before making an investigation of their own.

Head coach Guus Hiddink told reporters Monday that if the allegations held true, he would punish those responsible.

Palacios released from hospital

Tottenham midfielder Wilson Palacios has been released from the hospital after picking up a rib injury on Sunday.

Palacios was sent to the hospital after having collided with Everton's Tony Hibbert in the final moments of Sunday's 2-2 draw, but has been cleared to return to training. Palacios will be further evaluated by team doctors this week to determine whether he will be available to play against the Wolverhampton Wolves this weekend.

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