Roberto Mancini rules out a loan move for Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez saying: "...the best solution for us is to sell him. We can't let him leave on loan."

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has apparently fallen out with Michel Salgado over the veteran defender's recent omission from the Rovers squad.

Jonny Evans has given up on the idea of practicing a goal celebration saying: "I would be too embarrassed to celebrate now."

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard looks set to make his long awaited return to first-team football over the busy Christmas period.

Transfer News

Manchester United head the queue for impressive Newcastle and Ivory Coast midfielder Chieck Tiote. [Daily Mirror]

Chelsea are ready to test Everton's resolve to hang on to £20million-rated Jack Rodwell with a January bid. [Daily Mirror]

Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Basel midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri - the man dubbed the new Lionel Messi. [Daily Star]

Swansea are hoping to seal a loan move for 18-year-old Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran. [Daily Mail]

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