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That elite striker who could possibly be involved in a swap for Inter Milan's Sameul Eto'o is none other than Carlos Tevez. The Argentine superstar finished Premier League play last year tied for first place on the scorers list with ManU's Dimitar Berbatov, at 20 goals apiece.
Tevez has also been linked to rivals Arsenal, once again via swap for the seemingly done deal of Samir Nasri. It is somewhat unlikely that Tevez will be moved due to the hefty $66 million dollar price tag. The team in most realistic contention are the Corinthians of Brazil, which will also help cure Tevez' home sickness issues, as he frequently flies back to Argentina to see his daughters.
Last season Tevez' name was a given in Mancini's starting XI, but this year things will clearly be different as he not only will be forced to compete for a spot, but will probably miss significant playing time due to some of Manchester City's additions.
Another player who already has one foot out the door is striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Coach Roberto Mancini has made it clear that Adebayor had no future with the club due to last year's fallout between the two. Real Madrid has showed serious interest but the Tottenham Hotspurs are front runners who should be completing the deal very soon.
After Liverpool failed to acquire the services of Everton defender Leighton Baines, they switched gears and are now in heavy pursuit of Man City's Wayne Bridge. Before Liverpool entered the picture it seemed like a move to Newcastle seemed to be just a matter of time. It will be interesting to see which team will get the leverage, which currently lies with Liverpool.
Shaun Wright-Phillips has come up in connection to a number of teams. This list includes Bolton, Stoke City, Aston Villa, Fulham, Wigan and Sunderland.
The Bolton Wanderers have managed to emerge as the most likely scenario. Since SWP has limited chances at Manchester City, he has been allowed a transfer. Bolton is adamant in signing the ex-England international but the hold up at the moment is his salary which the club seemingly can't quite afford. Bolton boss Owen Coyle has said he will do whatever it takes to bridge the gap.