Mid-Day Ticker: Man City targets Torres, MLS lands Salgado and more

Mid-Day Ticker: Man City targets Torres, MLS lands Salgado and more

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Mid-Day Ticker: Man City targets Torres, MLS lands Salgado and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The list of star players linked with Manchester City continues to grow.

Fernando Torres has become the latest Manchester City target, with manager Roberto Mancini claiming the club is interested in signing the Spanish striker as long as Manchester City can afford a deal and if Torres wants to leave Liverpool.

Torres has not committed his future to Liverpool, and new club manager Roy Hodgson even added that the striker has felt let down due to broken promises, making it possible that he transfers elsewhere this summer.

Despite being sidelined for a chunk of the Premiership season last year, Torres still managed to score 18 goals for Liverpool.

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MLS lands Salgado

MLS has signed foreign-based U.S. youth national team forward Omar Salgado, a former youth player of Chivas Guadalajara. The 16-year-old has signed a Generation adidas contract, meaning he will enter next January's MLS SuperDraft as opposed to going through a weighted lottery.

Salgado was considered a hot prospect with Chivas until he announced his decision to want to represent the United States, a decision that went against the club's policy of fielding only Mexico-eligible players.

Maradona willing to stay on as Argentina coach

Diego Maradona is open to continuing as Argentina manager, as long as he is allowed to keep his entire staff

The situation comes after Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Julio Grondona criticized Maradona assistant, Oscar Ruggeri. Maradona said that subject will be the first one discussed with Grondona during scheduled meetings with the AFA on Monday. The soccer legend also said Ruggeri will need to remain if he is to return for another four-year cycle.

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What do you think of Torres possibly joining Man City? What team would you like to see Salgado land on? Hoping Maradona stays on as Argentina coach so he can wear more suits on the sidelines?

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