Manchester City are going to lodge a complaint with UEFA following the racial abuse Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli received from sections of support at Porto’s Estádio do Dragão. The sound of monkey chants could be heard and City is hoping the UEFA delegate will report the incident so action can be taken. Toure revealed after the game that one of the reasons he moved to the Premier League is that Black players don’t receive such abuse in the football stadiums in England.
Elsewhere in the news, Andre Villas-Boas admits that he lost some of the support of his players at Chelsea; Harry Redknapp believes a part-time England role could work ahead of the Euros, while Arsene Wenger is set to dump some of his Euro flops this summer.
Andre Villas-Boas admits that he has lost some of the support of his players, but believes that Roman Abramovich is fully behind his Chelsea project – Guardian
Manchester City is set to lodge a complaint with UEFA after Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli were racially abused by the Portuguese crowd – Guardian
Harry Redknapp believes that he could partake in a part-time role for England that will see him finish the season off at Tottenham, before taking the reins for the Euros this summer – Guardian
Arsene Wenger is reportedly ready to dump some of his Arsenal flops in the wake of the Gunners crushing defeat in Milan. The Frenchman was left furious at the performance and is prepared to make changes in the summer – Daily Telegraph
Manchester United were hit with an injury blow last night with Antonio Valencia out for 4-6 weeks after damaging his hamstring in the Red Devils’ 2-0 victory against Ajax – Daily Telegraph
Everton captain Phil Neville is on a revenge mission as he hopes to guide the Toffees a step closer to Wembley. Defeat in the 2009 final has left a bitter taste for Neville and he is determined to put things right this season – Independent
The American giant AEG are set to launch a £450m takeover of Tottenham Hotspur. AEG own the 02 Arena as well as LA Galaxy and if a deal to takeover Spurs is successful, Daniel Levy will be asked to remain on as Chairman of the football club – Daily Express
Both Manchester United and Manchester City are battling it out for Derby County starlet Will Hughes. The youngster has been in great form in England’s U17 tournament in the Algarve, where the Three Lions have cruised through their group stages – Daily Mail
Tottenham are facing a transfer battle with Inter Milan to secure the services of Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao – TalkSport
Eden Hazard has talked up a potential move to Arsenal claiming that they are one of the options available to him at the end of the season. The Lille ace is attracted to the French contingent at the Emirates, as well as his compatriot Thomas Vermaelen – Sun