By FRANCO PANIZO
Carlos Tevez may have five goals in Manchester City's first seven games of the season, but that didn't stop him from lashing out at head coach Roberto Mancini this past weekend.
According to reports, Tevez and Mancini were involved in a heated argument during halftime of City's 2-1 win vs. Newcastle United. The quarrel stemmed from Mancini overhearing Tevez make a derogatory comment in Spanish, and that ultimately led to Tevez telling Mancini that the team's poor first-half performance was due to his negative tactics. Mancini responded by telling Tevez he should not be questioning his manager in that manner.
Mancini is no stranger to disagreements. He had a disagreement with Tevez last season, and moved Craig Bellamy in August due to not liking the winger's attitude. Mancini also has had a row with Emmanuel Adebayor in recent weeks.
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Alex sidelined three weeks
Chelsea defender Alex will be out three weeks with a thigh injury, ruling him out of Brazil's looming friendlies against Iran and Ukraine. Alex, who scored a wonder goal in Chelsea's 2-0 win against Arsenal over the weekend, was injured in the waning moments of the match.
Forlan not against move from Atletico
Diego Forlan is not against leaving Atletico Madrid as he has insisted he is not attached to the club. Having enjoyed a strong World Cup in which he was deemed player of the tournament, Forlan has issued a plea to big clubs throughout Europe to sign him. The 32-year-old admitted, however, that there are no offers for him currently.
Pires mulling over club future
Robert Pires' future is still up in the air.
Having been released in the summer by Villarreal, Pires is currently training with Arsenal as he mulls over his club future. The 36-year-old isn't likely to stick with the Gunners as reported interest has come from America, China and Turkey. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Pires will eventually return to France's top division, Ligue 1.
What do you make of the Tevez-Mancini row? How will Chelsea cope without Alex? Think Forlan should stick with Atletico Madrid? Would you consider a Pires-to-MLS move attractive?
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