Tevez the hottest hot topic again
- 10 July 2011 09:51
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
City are a hot topic on many fronts today, with the future of Carlos Tevez unsurprisingly still the subject of much conjecture.
Acres of rain forest have been felled for the papers and server farms the world over are, literally, groaning under the strain of all the 0s and 1s devoted to the prolific striker.
In the Sunday Express he is said to be part of an intended "sensational £80million swoop" from Chelsea that also takes in a bid for another alleged City target Luka Modric.
But the People reckon that we've had no offers for the "wantaway superstar" under the excellent headline of "Nowhere Manc" (at least in the actual paper, not the rather dull version online).
Over at the Telegraph, Rory Smith and Duncan White are of the opinion that we want Carlos' fellow countryman Sergio Aguero even if the skipper stays. Compare & contrast with the Sunday Mirror, who says that Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a £50m bid for Carlos.
The renaming of our home ground to the Etihad Stadium gets plenty of attention from commentators in the UK press. The Observer's Paul Hayward is fairly positive over the move, especially in connection to the redevelopment of the land around the stadium and what it would mean for local residents. But the Independent's Neil Robinson is not so keen, to say the least - "Measuring everything in millions is eating away at the soul of football" is the sub headline. Have a look at both by following the links and make your own mind up.
"And in other news" as they say ahead of the "funny bit" at the end of the news, the Star says the squad have been given DVDs of the FA Cup final and semi-final by Roberto Mancini. Hmm, given the two and a bit weeks they are spending in the US, maybe the extended cut of the Lord of the Rings trilogy might have helped pass the time too?