AC Milan Gets Permission to Speak to Man. City’s Tevez, Sun Says: Roundup

The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with links to the Web.

Tevez Green Light

AC Milan received permission from Manchester City to speak to striker Carlos Tevez about a move to the Italian champion, the Sun reported.

Milan, looking for a striker after Antonio Cassano was ruled out indefinitely after undergoing a heart procedure, has yet to speak directly to City about a deal, the newspaper said.

“We don’t know what City want,” the Sun cited Milan’s Vice President Adriano Galliani as saying. “I prefer not to talk too much about Tevez, otherwise his price will go up and this is not good.”

Newcastle Reinforcements

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew may sign two defenders in January after injuries to center-backs Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson, according to the Mirror.

Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and PSV Eindhoven’s Erik Pieters are on the club’s shortlist of replacements, the newspaper said.

Taylor may miss the rest of the season, Coloccini is out for about a month, while Williamson is unlikely to return before Christmas, the Sun added.

Cahill to Spurs?

Tottenham will make a late move to sign Bolton’s England defender Gary Cahill ahead of its Premier League rival Chelsea, the Mail said.

Spurs manager Harry Redknapp also wants a striker in January, but needs to raise funds by selling players, the newspaper reported. Lokomotiv Moscow is ready to bid 8 million pounds ($12.5 million) for Tottenham forward Roman Pavlyuchenko, the Sun said.

QPR Targets Striker

Queens Park Rangers is considering a 2 million-pound move for Barcelona B striker Jonathan Soriano, the Sun reported.

The 26-year-old has scored more than 50 goals for the reserves of Spanish champion Barcelona, but struggled to break into the first team squad, the newspaper said.

To contact the reporter on this story: James Cone in London at jcone@bloomberg.net.

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