Papers: Serbian swoop
Krasic eyes Premier League move
CSKA Moscow's Milos Krasic is set for a January move to the Barclays Premier League. The £9million-rated Serbia playmaker caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson in two impressive Champions League performances against Manchester United. But Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea also sent scouts to watch him during CSKA's 3-3 draw at Old Trafford last month. CSKA president Yevgeny Giner says he will not stand in the way of Krasic moving on to bigger and better things. And the 25-year-old's agent says England is the most likely destination for a player who has also attracted interest from Real Madrid and AC Milan. "I think that if Krasic leaves CSKA in January, he is 90 per cent likely to go to England,'"said agent Dejan Joksimovic. "Manchester United? There are three or four big English clubs, with important financial resources, interested in him."Ashley Gray, Daily Mail
Wednesday's papers contains widespread coverage of United's comfortable Carling Cup victory over Spurs, with double-goalscorer Darron Gibson
hogging headlines such as 'Two Ronnies' (The Sun
) and 'Gibson goes to the top of the class' (Daily Mail
reports that West Ham fear striker Carlton Cole
will be out for months with knee ligament damage, ruling him out of this weekend's clash with United at Upton Park.
Meanwhile, Manchester City's Carlos Tevez insists Wayne Rooney, rather than Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, is the best player he has played with. "The one I like the most is Rooney," says the Argentine. "He has everything. He’s very complete."