Keane to seek advice over book: The Daily Mail reports that Roy Keane is already planning to go to the League Managers’ Association for advice if Fergie's barbs are considered too harsh. But, as the paper points out, "with Ferguson being on the board of the LMA, the union would direct Keane or any other aggrieved member to independent lawyers to avoid any conflict of interest."
Paper Round's view: The book hasn't even come out yet, but already lawyers are being talked about. 'Aggrieved member' counts could well be sky-high by the end of the week...
Will pen be mightier than hairdryer? That is the question posed in The Times, as Rory Smith takes a light-hearted look at who is getting a bit nervy about the launch of Ferguson's autobiography, My Autobiography. Ferguson's relationships with Wayne Rooney, Paul Stretford, David (and Victoria) Beckham, Roy Keane, Carlos Tevez, Rafael Benitez and "the authorities" are all looked at in the article, which then gives each entry a 'hairdryer rating' based on what level of wrath they can expect to have directed at them in the book.
Paper Round's view: The book will certainly make interesting reading, for any entries regarding the above characters, but surely the most eagerly-anticipated has to be Benitez. And it comes as no surprise to see the Spaniard, who spectacularly fell out with Fergie and delivered that amazing 'facts speech', win a five-star hairdryer rating.
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Evra hints at United exit: Patrice Evra is set to leave Manchester United to return to France at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mirror. The Frenchman, whose current United deal runs out in the summer and who has yet to be offered new terms, hinted that personal reasons will force him to walk away from Old Trafford.
Paper Round's view: Evra probably knows his time is up at United, with David Moyes almost certain to renew his interest in Leighton Baines over the summer. This time Moyes is likely to get his man, which rather leaves Evra out in the cold. United may not quite be a sinking ship, but perhaps now is the right time for him to jump.
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Juventus eye up Osvaldo: Italian giants Juventus are trying to set up a loan deal to take Southampton’s unsettled striker Dani Osvaldo back to Italy, reports the Daily Mirror. The Argentina-born player only signed from Roma in the summer, but has found it difficult to settle on the south coast and has managed just one goal in seven appearances. Juve boss Antonio Conte is keen on taking him until the end of the season, with an option to make the transfer permanent over the summer.
Paper Round's view: At the beginning of the month, Osvaldo was quoted as saying he wanted a dream move back to Argentina with Boca Juniors, citing the physicality of the English game as his main issue. Whether Italy will do for him is uncertain, but what is for sure is that he is yet to make the grade in the Premier League and a move elsewhere is entirely conceivable.
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