Found October 23, 2012 on Fox Soccer:
Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... DAILY MIRROR Rio Ferdinand won his race-row battle with Sir Alex Ferguson after the Manchester United boss was forced to back down. John Terry will mark the anniversary of the day that destroyed his reputation by wearing an anti-racism armband tonight, with Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo insisting: 'He's still our leader.' Bolton are paying a £500,000 transfer fee to take boss Dougie Freedman from Crystal Palace. Southampton boss Nigel Adkins wants to bolster the Premier League's worst defence by beating QPR to Tottenham center-back Michael Dawson in a £7.5million swoop. Sheffield Wednesday are ready to sell centre-half Mark Beevers to Millwall - but want Liam Trotter as part of the deal. Steven Pressley is the shock name in the final frame for the Burnley job - as part of a new-look management team. Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is determined to bring in new players to strengthen their Premier League push. THE SUN Sir Alex Ferguson has done a U-turn on his decision to discipline Rio Ferdinand. John Terry will be expected to wear an anti-racist armband when Chelsea face Shakhtar Donetsk tonight. Ian Wright has called for Kick It Out chief Herman Ouseley to resign. Carlton Cole has vowed to stay and fight for his place at West Ham . Southampton plan to bolster their defence by signing Michael Dawson from QPR in a £7.5million deal. Liverpool are checking out Real Mallorca striker Tomer Hemed. Crystal Palace have given boss Dougie Freedman permission to speak to Bolton. Birmingham are fighting with Middlesbrough to land Blackpool midfielder Barry Ferguson on loan. David Bentley could soon be back at Tottenham after an ankle injury in Russia. Tony Pulis has insisted he wants to be Stoke's manager for life. Carlos Edwards has claimed some Ipswich players cannot wait to see the back of manager Paul Jewell. DAILY STAR Liverpool are planning to approach Schalke over Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in January. The 29-year-old striker's future in Germany is uncertain after he postponed talks on a new deal until December. Sir Alex Ferguson has kissed and made up with Rio Ferdinand - and will even offer him a new contract. DAILY MAIL Rio Ferdinand is planning to revolutionise English football with the launch of a breakaway union to protect the interests of black players. Real Madrid are eyeing Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea as a long-term replacement for Iker Casillas. Bolton offered Dougie Freedman a three-year deal worth £1.5million to become their new manager last night. Liverpool are keen on HJK Helsinki striker Joel Pohjanpalo. Manchester United are battling Manchester City and Real Madrid for Croatia starlet Alen Halilovic. Fulham are watching FC Cologne youngster Mikael Ishak. Cardiff are set to offer a short-term contract to Danish trialist Ibrahim Mansaray. Middlesbrough and Birmingham want Blackpool midfielder Barry Ferguson after he was told he can leave on loan. DAILY EXPRESS Sir Alex Ferguson last night backed down in his row with Rio Ferdinand - and even went as far as to say he will extend the Manchester United defender's contract. John Terry will wear a 'Unite Against Racism' armband tonight on his return to Chelsea's starting line-up. Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman has been offered a three-year contract to manage Bolton worth £1.5million. THE TIMES Emmanuel Adebayor could ask to sit out Tottenham's match at Maribor this week as he becomes increasingly unhappy about his chances of winning a place in the starting XI. Bolton are expected to confirm the appointment of Dougie Freedman as their new manager this week. THE TELEGRAPH Real Madrid have identified David De Gea as a potential long-term successor to Iker Casillas amid claims in Spain that the Manchester United goalkeeper is unhappy at Old Trafford and keen to return to La Liga. David Silva will miss Manchester City's Champions League clash with Ajax after being granted permission to return to Spain for treatment on his hamstring injury.

Ferdinand trains as normal

Rio Ferdinand was training on Monday morning as normal ahead of Manchester United's Champions League encounter with Braga at Old Trafford. Ferdinand defied Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday by refusing to wear a T-shirt supporting the anti-racism Kick It Out campaign ahead of United's 4-2 win over Stoke , leading his manager to state publicly that the 33-year-old defender would...

Ferdinand joins brother in racism campaign boycott

Anton Ferdinand joined older brother Rio in refusing to wear a T-shirt to support an anti-discrimination campaign Sunday, in a perceived protest at the impotence of organizations during recent racism cases in English football. The younger Ferdinand was at the center of the most high-profile incident in the past year when he was abused by John Terry during a Premier League match...

PFA back Rio over t-shirt stance

The players' union have defended Rio Ferdinand's right to make a personal protest against the Kick It Out anti-racism campaign. Ferdinand, whose brother Anton was the subject of racist abuse from Chelsea captain John Terry last year, did not wear a campaign t-shirt in the warm-up to Manchester United's Premier League match against Stoke on Saturday despite Sir Alex Ferguson...

Players' union stands up for Rio

The players' union have defended Rio Ferdinand's right to make a personal protest against the Kick It Out anti-racism campaign after Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson threatened to take action against the player. Ferdinand, whose brother Anton was the subject of racist abuse from Chelsea captain John Terry last year, did not wear a campaign t-shirt in the warm...

Ferguson resolves Rio problem

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said there is no problem between him and Rio Ferdinand over the player's refusal to wear a T-shirt supporting the anti-racism Kick It Out campaign ahead of the 4-2 win over Stoke. Following Ferdinand's defiance over the issue Ferguson said the 33-year-old defender would be "dealt with". The pair were reported to...

Ferdinand rested for Braga visit

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the T-shirt row with Rio Ferdinand has been resolved. The 33-year-old...

Anderson questions Ferdinand´s protest

Manchester United legend Viv Anderson says Rio Ferdinand was wrong to refuse to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt on...

Rio/Fergie Row: Long-time United Manager Shows Rare Glimpse of Weakness

In the tone that an underworld criminal might refer to an enemy, ‘We’ll deal with it, don’t you worry’, were the words Sir Alex Ferguson used when referring to Rio Ferdinand, and his latest cause of controversy. The irate manager has opened a debate on whether his comments were justly or not, on a weekend when other Premier League managers supported their players who opted...

FA calls for players to be united

The Football Association on Tuesday said it will review its sanctions for racial abuse in the wake of the John Terry case. FA chairman David Bernstein has called on disenchanted players not to form a breakaway union. Terry was banned for four matches and fined ?220,000 for racially abusing QPR's Anton Ferdinand but some players feel the Chelsea captain escaped lightly - especially...
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