World Football Gossip Roundup: Franck Ribery, Javier Hernandez, John Terry
Franck Ribery isn't going anywhere, but he might be the only one staying put in this Monday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup.
Ribery, 29, has been the subject of gossip surrounding a rumored move to a certain big-spending French club. Don't believe the hype yet, though.
Elsewhere, we have updates on potential moves for Javier Hernandez and Emmanuel Adebayor. All that and more is inside.
No PSG Bid for Franck Ribery
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Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti says the French club will not bid on Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery in the January transfer window (via Goal.com).
Ribery, 29, joined Bayern from Marseille in 2007. In recent days, German reports have linked Ribery with a move to PSG.
Ancelotti denied the rumors, saying, "It is not true that Ribery could come to PSG. He is a very good player but I cannot see where we could find a position for him in our team. I have too many players in his position, and we are expecting someone."
Ribery's contract reportedly lasts until 2015.
Atletico Want Chicharito as Falcao Replacement?
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Atletico Madrid will move for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez if Radamel Falcao is sold in January (via Metro).
Hernandez, a 24-year-old Mexican international, joined United from Chivas in 2010. His playing time has been limited by the arrival of Robin van Persie this season.
Fiorentina are also thought to be interested in Hernandez.
Emmanuel Adebayor Wants to Leave Tottenham?
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Emmanuel Adebayor believes he has no future with Tottenham Hotspur under first-year manager Andre Villas-Boas (via The Sun).
Adebayor, a 28-year-old Togolese forward, signed a permanent deal with Spurs in August after spending the 2011-12 season on loan with the club from Manchester City.
Adebayor has started one league match this season and started on the bench again over the weekend.
A "Spurs source" reportedly told The Sun: “It’s obvious now that AVB doesn’t fancy (Adebayor) and Manu thinks it’s better he left.”
No Punishment for Rio Ferdinand?
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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will probably not be punished for refusing to wear an anti-racism shirt during pre-match warmups on Saturday (via Daily Telegraph).
The Professional Footballers' Association has backed Ferdinand's decision. Players were not required by any rule to wear the shirts, which were part of the Kick It Out campaign.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson met with Ferdinand on Sunday. Ferguson reportedly will not discipline Ferdinand despite saying after Saturday's match that the situation "would be dealt with."
According to the Telegraph, Ferguson might simply have been embarrassed by Ferdinand after Ferguson criticized Reading's Jason Roberts for not wearing the shirt.
John Terry Might Wear Anti-Racism Armband
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Chelsea defender John Terry might wear an anti-racism armband upon his return from a four-match ban for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand (via Daily Telegraph).
Terry could return to Chelsea's lineup for the Champions League trip to Shakhtar Donetsk. If he serves as captain, he will be asked by UEFA to wear a "United Against Racism" armband.