Media round-up: Tuesday, 18th October

By Ric Turner, Tue 18 October 2011 07:35

Media round-up: Tuesday, 18th October

The Mirror report that Boca Juniors are keen to take Carlos Tevez on loan. Boca, who would need special permission from the Argentine FA to sign Tevez, hope to have him on board next week. Vice-president Jose Beraldi said: “We know it is difficult, but we will try.”

Roberto Mancini has declared he would be happy to stay at Manchester City for another four years, according to The Sun. Mancini's current deal expires at the end of next season and he would be happy to open discussions on a new one. He said: "I started to work here two years ago and I have worked hard to create a good team. I would like to stay another three or four years because Manchester City is one of the best teams in the world. I would like to stay here for many years."

Meanwhile Sky Sports reveal that City playmaker David Silva accredits Roberto Mancini and his coaching team for his scintillating start to the season. "I am very grateful for the comments he has made," Silva said of Mancini. "But first and foremost I am even more grateful for the faith he has shown in me since I signed for the club."

In the same interview Silva admits City have made things 'a little bit hard' for themselves in the UEFA Champions League. "In the Champions League we have only played two games and those two games were against top sides. Maybe it is a case of needing a few more games under our belt in that competition too in order to get the same consistency we have been showing in the league. We have made things a little bit hard for ourselves but we can start to improve tonight."