Football News – Liverpool transfer laughed off, Wenger and Fergie battle for Yacob & much more

Fabio Capello is reportedly furious at the failure of the FA to inform him that they will taking action against John Terry and stripping him of the England captaincy. Apparently the FA made the decision based on reports from some of the England squad’s black players were uncomfortable with him remaining as captain, leaving Fabio Capello in the dark over the whole affair.

Elsewhere in the news Arsene Wenger reveals he will review his transfer strategy if Arsenal fail to qualify for the top four; Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out Carlos Tevez returning to Manchester City starting line-up, while AVB suggests the ghost of Jose Mourinho is haunting every top manager within the Premier League.

John Terry could quit international football altogether after his sacking, and reported dressing room mutiny against him – Guardian

Sir Alex Ferguson has called upon Patrice Evra to shake the hand of Luis Suarez when they meet in next week’s encounter at Old Trafford. The United boss won’t make the Frenchman do anything against his will, but feels it would prevent prolonging the argument even further – Guardian

Roberto Mancini has refused to rule out the possible return of Carlos Tevez into the starting line-up. The Italian has suggested that if he returns fit then he will be considered for selection – Guardian

John Black QC has called on the jury to ignore Harry Redknapp’s standing within the game, as they retire to consider their verdict – Daily Telegraph

Andre Villas-Boas says that the ghost of Jose Mourinho haunts every top manager in the Premier League as rumours persist he is looking for a return to England in the summer – Daily Telegraph

Arsene Wenger has revealed he will review his transfer strategy if Arsenal fails to qualify for a top four finish this season – Independent

Manchester United and Arsenal are facing a battle with Benfica for the Bosman signing of Claudio Yacob – Daily Mail

David Moyes is confident that his January signings can push Everton to greater heights. The Toffees have been woefully inconsistent this season and the Scot is hoping the new faces will kickstart the team in the final 15 games – Daily Mail

Real Madrid are plotting a summer swoop for Sergio Aguero. Madrid will finance the deal by letting Higuain leave the club, with Stamford Bridge a likely destination – Mirror

Darren Bent insists he is happy at Villa Park and the talk of him moving to Liverpool is simply laughable – TalkSport

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