Lunchtime Report: March 29

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Manchester City executive Patrick Vieira has claimed rivals United get preferential treatment from referees at Old Trafford - an "advantage others teams don't get".

The former Arsenal midfielder's comments drew an instant response on Twitter from Rio Ferdinand - but Vieira has insisted his comments have been taken out of context.

The FA have instructed Stuart Pearce to begin the process of selecting the England squad for Euro 2012, leading to suggestions he could be in charge for the tournament.

Elsewhere, in the Champions League last night AC Milan held Barcelona, while Bayern Munich cruised to a comfortable victory in Marseille.


In transfer news, Emmanuel Adebayor's wage demands could pose a problem in Tottenham's attempts to sign the City striker on a permanent deal. (Daily Mail)

Nemanja Vidic's representative Silvano Martina has dismissed speculation the Manchester United captain could leave Old Trafford this summer. (talkSPORT)

And finally, Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is being targeting by Paris Saint-Germain, Fiorentina and former club Bordeaux. (Daily Mirror)

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