By JOHN BOSCHINI
The long-enduring saga of Carlos Tevez at Manchester City took another turn over the weekend with word that Tevez has withdrawn his transfer request and has pledged his future to Manchester City.
Tevez and Manchester City faces Everton this afternoon (3pm, ESPN2).
English media outlets had reported that the Argentinian striker would be stripped of the captain's armband.
Here are some more stories to get you through the day
Inter Milan quiet about Benitez's future
The tumultous reign of Rafael Benitez at Inter Milan could be coming to a close as reports coming out of Italy suggest that the Spanish manager has been sacked.
Benitez disputed the reports on Italian radio but Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti added fuel to the fire by refusing to comment on the reports. Moratti and Benitez's relationship reached a boiling point over the weekend after Benitez criticized the Inter board for not planning to spend money in the January transfer window following the final of the Club World Cup.
"I prefer not to talk today to avoid the risk of creating controversies," Moratti said.
Zenit St. Petersburg coach, Luciano Spalletti, has been suggested as a possible replacement.
Pirlo out for a month with thigh injury
AC Milan will be without midfielder Andrea Pirlo for at least a month after the 31-year-old midfielder picked up a thigh injury during Milan's 1-0 loss to Roma on Saturday. Fortunatly for the Serie A leaders, Milan will be off for the next two weeks for the Italian winter break and Pirlo could miss as little as three league matches.
Brazilian club Greimo interested in Ronaldhino
AC Milan striker Ronaldhino is reportedly eyeing a move back to Gremio, his boyhood club. Club president Paulo Odone confirmed that a package is being put together to bring the 30-year-old striker back to where he started his career. Also bidding for Ronaldhino's services are Pamleiras and Flamengo with the Los Angeles Galaxy also rumored to be interested.
Greek fans chase Panathinaikos off the field
Unhappy with their clubs' 1-0 loss to lowly Volos, fans of the Greek outfit Panathinaikos stormed the pitch and chased the players off the field, pelting them with objects. The 20,000 fans also did extensive damage to the stands and VIP sections. The defending Greek champions sit five points behind Olympiakos.
What do you think of today's stories? Do you think Benitez has managed his last game at Inter? How will AC Milan cope without Pirlo? Will City be better off without Tevez as captain?
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