Roberto Mancini has revealed his side will be without both Toure brothers as well as Mario Balotelli for their FA Cup third Round clash with Manchester United.

With Garry Barry suspended and Owen Hargreaves fighting to be match fit, the Manchester City manager spoke of his concerns that the squad risk burn out.

Alex McLeish has insisted that Darren Bent is not for sale amid constant speculation linking the Aston Villa striker with Liverpool.

Elsewhere, Neil Warnock has blasted the "farcicial" FA commission after they rejected QPR's appeal against Joey Barton's suspension.

Transfer news

Liverpool and Chelsea are both believed to be competing for the highly rated 21-year-old Twente striker Luuk De Jong. (SkySports)

Tottenham are expected to hold talks today with Santos for young Brazilian international Ganso, who is rated at around £15 million. (Telegraph)

Out of contract this summer, Daniele De Rossi could be available for just £5m - but his wages are threatening a move to CIty. (Guardian)

Arjen Robben is stalling on a new contract at Bayern Munich amid speculation linking the Dutchman with a move to the Arsenal. (Goal)

And finally, Sir Alex Ferguson has dismissed rumours that he is planning a bid for Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. (Daily Mail)

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