Media round-up: Tuesday, 15th November
By Ric Turner, Tue 15 November 2011 09:19
The Mirror report that friends of Carlos Tevez say the striker is refusing to return to Manchester City because he is suffering from depression, and has a doctor's certificate to prove it.
Meanwhile, PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor believes the Carlos Tevez situation has gone 'backwards' and has expressed concern that the Manchester City striker is on a 'self-destruct pattern'.
Inter Milan boss Claudio Ranieri and owner Massimo Moratti have admitted they would like to re-sign Mario Balotelli. "I would welcome Balotelli with open arms," Ranieri said. "He is a formidable talent. I have not spoken to the players to see if there is any aversion with regards to him."
And Moratti, the man who sold Balotelli to City, added: ‘I’ve always felt great affection for Mario. If I had the chance, I would sign him tomorrow. The experience in England and playing under [City manager Roberto] Mancini is greatly benefiting him.’
City's football development executive Patrick Vieira has confirmed the club's interest in Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, according to insidefutbol.com. Speaking to Canal+, Vieira said "I like the image he is showing, but I am sure that City are not the only club attracted to him."