Football News – Fergie’s battle for Xhaka, Arsenal lining up transfer Plan B for RVP & much more…

Carlos Tevez hopes of building bridges with Manchester City received a little setback yesterday as an interview with Argentine TV spelt out the reason for his fall-out with Roberto Mancini. The Argentine has gone AWOL since the infamous incident in Munich, which has cost him apparently £9m in fines and breaches of his contracts, and he finally gave his version of events of the night in question. Tevez felt he was treated like a dog by Mancini and subsequently refused to warm up.

Elsewhere in the news Chelsea players have reportedly clashed with Andre Villas-Boas over his tactics during training; Ryan Giggs aiming for silverware as closes in on 1,000 games, while Standard Chartered expresses their concerns over the Luis Suarez affair.

Carlos Tevez claimed he was treated like a dog by Roberto Mancini and that was the reason he refused to get warmed up against Bayern Munich – Guardian

Chelsea players have clashed with Andre Villas-Boas and questioned his tactics in the wake of a poor run of results – Guardian

Eden Hazard has revealed that he could be joining Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The Belgium playmaker said a deal hasn’t been agreed as yet, but it could be soon – Independent

Standard Chartered have expressed their concerns over the Luis Suarez affair and the way the club have handled it – Guardian

Ryan Giggs is hungry for more silverware as he closes in on a 1,000 games for Manchester United – Daily Telegraph

Michael Dawson is singing the praises of Harry Redknapp and fully understands why Tottenham fans are desperate for him to remain the manager at White Hart Lane – Daily Telegraph

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that player power has damaged football – Daily Mail

Jack Wilshere aims to be back in six weeks for Arsenal to help the Gunners’ Champions League quest, as well as prepare himself of the Euro Championships in England – Mirror

Wolves want Steve Bruce to take over the reins and save the club from relegation from the Premier League – Sun

Arsenal are lining up Rodrigo as a potential replacement for Robin van Persie – Daily Mail

Manchester United face competition in the race to sign Basel midfielder Granit Xhaka, who was instrumental in the Swiss’ side midfield that dumped the Red Devils out of the Champions League this season – TalkSport

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