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Mid-Day Ticker: Tevez trains with City, Lukaku arrives at Chelsea and more

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The future of Carlos Tevez seems to have taken yet another turn.

The want-away Argentine hit man has returned to Manchester City's Carrington training ground for a light session.

Earlier this summer, a hefty bid for Tevez was made by Corinthians after the striker made it clear that he wasn't happy with life in Manchester, but a move was never finalized and Tevez looked destined to remain a City player.

Compatriot Sergio Aguero was recently signed by City seemingly as a replacement for Tevez, but now head coach Roberto Mancini has the opportunity to speak with the former captain of the club personally.

Inter Milan has emerged as one of the leading candidates to land the signature of Tevez, but if history has taught us anything, the future of the 27-year-old forward is not an easy thing to predict.

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Highly sought-after teenage striker Romelu Lukaku is reportedly undergoing a medical at Chelsea today, a "dream move" according to the 18-year-old Belgian.

Chelsea agreed a fee with Lukaku's current club Anderlecht over the weekend, and the Belgium striker looks set to complete his move to the London club in the near future.

The striker has netted 33 goals in 73 appearances for the club, including two goals in two games so far in the Belgian Pro League this season.


Speaking of medicals, it is being reported that, after reaching a £12 million agreement with Southampton, Arsenal currently have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain undergoing his own medical at the Emirates Stadium in London.

The player has frequently been linked with Arsenal, including a statement from his father encouraging Oxlade-Chamberlain to join the Gunners.

The winger would be the third addition to Arsene Wenger's crop of players this summer after Carl Jenkinson joined from Charlton and Gervinho arrived from Lille. 


Despite being rumored with a move away from Valencia for the better part of the summer and eating up his fair share of news headlines, club manager Unai Emery stated that he believes Juan Mata will remain at the La Liga club after considering his future.

Long linked with a handful of EPL clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United, Mata looks set to stay at La Mestalla for at least another season.  

The club has been forced to sell its star assets in the past (i.e. David Villa, David Silva…etc) in order to combat the heavy amount of debt incurred by the organization in the past., but, for now at least, it looks that Mata will remain a Valencia player.


In hopes of landing the next Lionel Messi, Real Madrid has signed 7-year-old Argentine Leonel Angel Coira.

Known already just as "Leo," he will reportedly join training with Madrid at the beginning of next month.


Where do you think Tevez will end up? How big of an asset will Lukaku be to Chelsea? What about Oxlade-Chamberlain for Arsenal? Think Valencia holding on to Mata is the right move? What odds do you give Coira to become the next Messi?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Well they certainly could play that way, but that’s entirely too offensive for Mancini, or anyone really. I really don’t see De Jong sitting, and he would be pretty upset if he was. That still leaves Milner, Johnson, and Barry on the bench, and of course Nasri if he comes. It makes no sense to have Tevez, Balotelli, Dzeko, Silva, and Aguero on the field at the same time, City would be beyond overwhelmed defensively…

  2. I can see Aguero play on the right wing opposite of Silva on the left wing, and then Tevez, Balotelli and Dzeko sharing the minutes with the one on the bench going in for consistent 20-30 minutes every other game and maybe switching it a bit, hell they could play with just Yaya Toure, sit De Jong and play all three of Tevez on the left, Dzeko in the middle and Balotelli on the right?

  3. Should be interesting to see how City can accommodate Tevez, Aguero, Dzeko and Balotelli and keep them all happy. No way Tevez doesn’t start, and I don’t see how Aguero wouldn’t either. They are screwed. And I also wonder how Lukaku thinks he will play in front of Drogba and Torres…


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