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Swansea could make Real Betis midfielder Jose Canas, 25, their first signing in the summer on a free transfer.

Serie A side Inter Milan are planning a move for Manchester City's 29-year-old Argentina striker Carlos Tevez.

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Aussie full-back Craig Goodwin, 21, who plays for Newcastle Jets in the A-League, has been offered a two-week trial with Reading in the hope of moving to England next season.

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Manchester City will review manager Roberto Mancini's position at the club at the end of the season.

Full story: the Guardianexternal-link

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini signed a new contract at the club last summer.

Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville, 38, says City will have to develop their young players to earn success.

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says there is no way rivals City could have kept pace with them in this season's title race.

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Ahead of Monday night's Manchester derby, Ferguson admits he has never watched a replay of last season's 6-1 defeat to City — as he is not into 'self-flagellation'.

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Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli says he is "sure" his former club will win the Manchester derby.

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West Brom defender Jonas Olsson, 30, believes the Baggies need to finish in the Premier League's top eight to attract bigger players to the club.

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Reading striker Adam Le Fondre believes Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez should have been sent off for his challenge on goalkeeper Adam Federici in scoring on Saturday. Instead Rodriguez's goal stood as the Saints won 2-0.

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GLOBAL GOSSIP (sourced by BBC Monitoring)

Real Madrid will take four goalkeepers to Turkey as part of their 21-man squad for the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Galatasaray on Tuesday. Diego Lopez, 31, is expected to start once again ahead of the out-of-favour Iker Casillas, 31.

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Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil, 24, was only on the pitch for 15 minutes in Saturday's 5-1 win over Levante, but managed to score twice. Assistant manager Aitor Karanka later said the German international was carrying a slight injury.

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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, 25, met his match in the form of a robot goalkeeper as part of a bizarre Japanese game show.

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