Media round-up: Monday, 3rd October
By Ric Turner, Mon 03 October 2011 07:41
A fairly quiet news day today for City, although fan's favourite Carlos Tevez once again dominates the few headlines relating to the club. All the nationals report that the rotund Argentinian will be interviewed today as part of the internal enquiry into events at the Allianz Arena last Tuesday.
Rumours that Tevez will refuse to attend the hearing, citing that he is not prepared mentally or physically, before denying that he refused to attend are unconfirmed.
The hearing is to be held at an undisclosed location in Manchester to prevent the press or hostile supporters disrupting proceedings, but with City's uncanny inability to keep things inhouse, expect the venue to be leaked in the next few hours.
Afterwards Tevez is expected to return to Buenos Aires, where he is marginally less popular than he is in Manchester, following his penalty miss in this summer's Copa America that saw Argentina eliminated from the competition. How the mighty have fallen.
A couple of football rumour websites, which have so little credibility to merit not even naming them here, claim that Real Madrid will offer Tevez an escape route in January. A swap deal involving either Sami Khedira, Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain has been mooted, depending on which source you believe.
Elsewhere, media darling Harry Redknapp has condemned chants directed at Emmanuel Adebayor by Arsenal fans during yesterday's North London derby, conveniently ignoring the endearing ditties about Adebayor's parents that Spurs fans have sung during recent seasons.
And that, my friends, is that.