Media round-up: Tuesday, 25th October

By Ric Turner, Tue 25 October 2011 07:49

Media round-up: Tuesday, 25th October

Former City manager Peter Reid has told the BBC that he believes the current team can beat Manchester United to the Premier League title after thrashing their rivals 6-1. City's win extended their lead at the top of the table to five points and Reid believes the strength of the City squad has overtaken United's. "You don't win anything in October but they are hard to beat and they have strength in depth," said Reid.

AC Milan have signalled their intention to bring striker Mario Balotelli back to Italy, according to the Metro.

Corinthians could back out of a potential move for Carlos Tevez as they are not willing to pay a "crazy" fee for the Manchester City striker. The Brazilian club also have concerns he could disrupt the spirit in their dressing room, report talkSPORT.

Meanwhile, Inter Milan continue to be linked with Carlos Tevez and reports coming from Italy over the weekend suggest they could offer defender Maicon in exchange for the Manchester City striker, according to Footy Latest.

Finally, the Daily Mirror report Kolo Toure has revealed his interest in leaving Manchester City to join Paris St Germain. The central defender returned from a six-month ban last month following a failed drugs test, but has struggled to reclaim his first-team place.