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Carlos Tevez has given his strongest indication yet that he will leave Manchester United in the summer. The Argentinian has struggled to tie-down a regular first team spot this term and his two-year loan at Old Trafford comes to an end this summer. “My future? I don’t know what will happen for my future. I would like to go to Spain, yes, but I don’t know yet. I have no preference for a team…we’ll see. With respect to the fans and the history of Manchester United, I don’t want to leave the club. But from a personal aspect, my exit will be the best solution.”

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League One side Stockport County have been placed in administration. In accordance with Football League rules, County are given a 10-point penalty and fall from 13th to 18th in league football’s third tier. Chief executive Sean Connelly said: “I am absolutely gutted and frustrated. We were so close to having everything put into place to guarantee a long-term future for the club but we don’t know what’s going to happen now.”

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In the UEFA Cup semi-finals, it was the away sides that stole the advantage as Piotr Trochowski earned Hamburg a 1-0 win in their all-German clash at Werder Bremen. Hugo Almeida missed a couple of good chances for Bremen who contributed much to a superb game. Shakhtar Donetsk came away the happier from the all-Ukrainian tie at Dynamo Kiev after grabbing a vital away goal in a 1-1 draw. Dmytro Chygrynskiy’s own goal put the hosts in command but Fernandinho grabbed the crucial equaliser for Shakhtar.

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Sir Alex Ferguson is expected to confirm the outcome of the scan on Rio Ferdinand’s rib injury later today. The England defender was in clear pain when substituted against Arsenal on Wednesday, and various news sources have differing takes on how long Ferdinand is out for and whether he has broken ribs or not. Scroll down and check out Gone to Press.

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Italy’s top football division Serie A is poised to split from Serie B to form a new league Lega Calcio Serie A. The two divisions have been unable to reach an agreement over finance and Serie A is set to copy the formation of England’s Premier League.

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Dean Glover looks set to be sacked as the Port Vale manager after Saturday’s final game of the League Two season at Barnet

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Tottenham striker Darren Bent will be out of action for two weeks after suffering a medial ligament injury.

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Tony Mowbray has questioned whether Celtic and Rangers would make much of an impression if they ever became part of a revamped English Premier League. “The Old Firm would relish the chance because they are huge clubs with huge support,” said the West Brom manager. “Yet there are huge clubs with huge support in this country that can’t get anywhere near the top four. So why would Celtic and Rangers?

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League One side Oldham have confirmed Darlington boss Dave Penney as their new manager on a two-year deal. Penney replaces Joe Royle, who took temporary charge of the Latics in March after the departure of John Sheridan.

Premier League News:

Arsenal Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Arsenal they will struggle to stop Manchester United scoring in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, following the holders’ 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

Aston Villa Aston Villa winger Ashley Young picked up the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

Blackburn Rovers Veteran playmaker Tugay will leave Blackburn at the end of the season.

Bolton Wanderers Bolton boss Gary Megson has played down speculation that he is set to make a fresh move for Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde.

Chelsea Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink hailed his side’s defensive display in the 0-0 draw at Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, first leg.

Everton Everton defender Phil Jagielka has had a successful knee operation as he fights to be fit for next season.

Fulham Substitute Erik Nevland kept Fulham on course for their best top-flight finish with the winner against a hard-working but one-dimensional Stoke.

Hull City On-loan keeper Tony Warner has extended his stay at League One leaders Leicester until the end of the season from Premier League side Hull.

Liverpool Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has conceded he will have to sell players to help fund any summer transfer moves.

Manchester City Robinho’s first Manchester City goal of 2009 helped to see off bottom-side West Brom in a thrilling match which ended 4-2 to City at Eastlands.

Manchester United Rio Ferdinand should be fit for Man United’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Arsenal as his rib injury is not as bad as was feared.

Middlesbrough Gaffer Gareth Southgate has insisted he will not walk away from Middlesbrough after the 4-1 defeat at Bolton because resignation is ‘invariably a selfish act’.

Newcastle United Newcastle manager Alan Shearer believes his side need to win their last three home games to avoid relegation after their 1-0 defeat by Tottenham

Portsmouth Guus Hiddink all-but conceded that Chelsea were out of the Premier League title race after the goalless draw with Everton in a FA Cup Final dress rehearsal at Stamford Bridge.

Stoke City Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller believes that his red card at West Ham for hitting his own captain has had a positive effect on their season.

Sunderland Sunderland’s Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon could consider leaving the Stadium of Light if he cannot reclaim a first-team place.

Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas believes referee Howard Webb was swayed into awarding Manchester United a penalty by the profile of the teams’ clash. Cristiano Ronaldo converted the spot-kick to begin Manchester United’s comeback as they overhauled a two-goal deficit to beat Spurs 5-2.

West Bromwich Albion Robinho’s first Manchester City goal of 2009 helped to see off bottom-side West Brom in a thrilling match which ended 4-2 to City at Eastlands.

West Ham United Chelsea skipper John Terry believes a section of West Ham fans went too far with abuse aimed towards himself and team-mate Frank Lampard at Upton Park

Wigan Athletic Wigan’s Won-Hee Cho is out for the rest of the season after tearing two calf muscles on international duty with South Korea last week.

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~ by awbroady on May 2, 2009.

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