Most of this third week of January 2012 has seen the Carlos Tevez saga continue as the out of favor want-away Manchester City striker has failed to move to AC Milan, Inter Milan and has now rejected the possibility of a move to French side Paris Saint Germain.
The Ligue 1 Oranje side would have thought to have been an attractive option for the player with new manager Carlo Ancelotti’s pedigree and history but that apparently has had no real weight for the Argentine forward.
Tevez is keen to join a side that has a top European pedigree, and although the French club are one of only a few in their country to have won a European trophy, it is not enough to convince the player who will have to wait for a club to meet City’s £25 million valuation of him before he can make a change.
Blackburn Rovers have made a positive move for their run-in and relegation battle by agreeing a loan deal with French side Bordeaux for 23-year-old Anthony Modeste.
Last season he scored 10 goals in 37 appearances for Bordeaux and has already notched three in 15 games this season, but it is believed a loan spell with allow him more first team action for the remainder of the season as he continues to develop.
Rovers Boss Steve Kean was quoted on these comments in the Telegraph:
”He’s an attacking player who very much likes to play on the shoulder of central defenders,”
”He’s got pace, he’s got power, and he is technically very good. He can get a goal and he can link the play, so I think he’s an exciting player. Like most French players he has got good technical ability and he can play with his head up.
”He knows Steven Nzonzi very well, and Steven can help settle him in. If we can get (the international clearance) done, there is no reason why he can’t be involved this weekend.”
Another transfer that is looking like a possible fight is Aston Villa’s new pursuit of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ high flying Scottish hit man Steven Fletcher.
The Scottish international has nine goals in the campaign so far and has been manager Mic McCarthy’s danger man all season.
Alex McLeish of Villa is hoping to persuade a move to happen but it is unlikely unless he makes an offer that McCarthy and the Wolverhampton board simply cannot refuse.
McLeish had these comments on the player in The Sun:
“He’s cementing himself as a top Premier League player.
“He had a good spell at the end of last season which helped keep Wolves up.
“This season he’s started very brightly and he’s got great confidence, which strikers thrive on.
“It’s going to be a big challenge for my defenders to keep Steven quiet.”
Lastly Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been urged to chase the signature of Manchester United outcast Ravel Morrison as the 18-year-old is a top talent and could be brought in for around £12,000 plus according to the Daily Mail.