Tevez on his way out at last, more misery for Nottingham Forest

This week’s ‘Tevez to move abroad’ rumour starts gathering steam


Nearly three weeks have passed since the transfer window swung upon with a whimper, and so far the tradition of lots of stuff being talked about and nothing actually happening has been proudly maintained. Here’s what people are getting excited about today…

Tevez close to leaving Manchester City (Version 82913)

The Spoiler now knows not to trust Kia Joorabchian, Andres Sanchez, Paul McCarthy, Roberto Mancini or Adriano Galliani when they say that Carlos Tevez is close to leaving Manchester City, but surely cuddly Carlo Ancelotti wouldn’t lie to us?

His latest comments on what he appears to have decided is Ask Carlo week were: “I think that if we talk to Tevez we will find that he wants to come here…he is a great player and I think that within two weeks he can return to his best condition.”

PSG are thought to be talking to Team Tevez today, so with a bit of luck all will be finalised within a week and we’ll get a four-month break before he next sets his heart on a change of scenery.

Berbatov’s Frankfurt flight remains a mystery

Operation Keep Dimitar Berbatov in England received a boost with Leverkusen chairman Wolfgang Holzhauser shrugging his shoulders and looking confused when asked if the Bulgarian’s flight to Frankfurt had anything to do with his club.

Less welcome is agent Emil Danchev’s claim that Berba is going nowhere, so instead of warming his vocal chords to sing “and now, the end is near”, he’ll spend the next few months in a bib comparing camp warm-up routines with Michael Owen.

Leicester thump Forest, bid for fortuitously absent defender

Guilt by association’s far more popular sibling innocence by disassociation has fallen for Nottingham Forest defender Wes Morgan, who is being linked with Leicester just days after missing his side’s 4-0 mauling by the Foxes.

Nigel Pearson was seemingly so shocked by Jermaine Beckford’s transformation into hat-trick hero that he has spent every minute since digging for an explanation, the one plausible hypothesis being that a Championship defence minus Morgan equals carnage.

And in fairness, Forest have only conceded 12 in his last six games.

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