Afternoon Ticker: Capello's future unclear, Fabiano keen on United and more

Afternoon Ticker: Capello's future unclear, Fabiano keen on United and more

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Afternoon Ticker: Capello's future unclear, Fabiano keen on United and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Fabio Capello is contracted with England through the 2012 European Championship, but with the Three Lions' exiting early from the World Cup, his future has become unclear. 

Despite telling the FA he would like to remain as England's manager, Capello will have to wait two weeks to find out if England's ruling body would like him to remain. Capello is on the hot seat after England was trounced, 4-1, by Germany in the round of 16 in the World Cup on Sunday. 

Capello stated he already has plans for England should he remain, including bringing in younger players for the next World Cup cycle.

Here are more stories from Monday:

Fabiano open to Man. United move

Luis Fabiano may be under contract with Sevilla, but that hasn't stopped him from publicly admitting his desire to play for Manchester United.

Fabiano said he will not extend his contract with Sevilla and that he would like to secure a move to a bigger club, with Manchester United being one of his top choices.

Despite Sevilla claiming that it won't sell Fabiano, AC Milan and Tottenham have also been linked with moves for the Brazilian striker. Fabiano has ruled out joining the Tottenham, however, as he wants to join a club he feels has Champions League aspirations.

City near Silva deal

Manchester City's summer spending could begin with a swap of players, as the club looks to sign Valencia midfielder David Silva in exchange for striker Roque Santa Cruz. Silva has been linked with Manchester City for some time, and the move appears closer than ever to completion as Valencia looks to strengthen its depleted attacking options.

FFF president to quit

The mess in France just continues to get bigger.

French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes has stated he will step down from the position later this week after he meets with France's National Assembly to discuss the disaster that was France's World Cup. 

France had a disastrous showing in South Africa, with in-team fighting plaguing the team as it failed to win a match en route to finishing last in Group A behind Uruguay, Mexico and the hosts.

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What do you think the FA will do with Capello? Would Manchester United be a good fit for Fabiano? Still can't believe France's meltdown? How do you see Silva faring with Man. City?

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