CARLOS TEVEZ is set to leave Manchester City this summer after senior officials from Juventus staged a meeting with his representatives.
Incoming City boss Manuel Pellegrini is expected to make major changes, and the club's hierarchy is understood to have decided that Tevez is one of the high-earning players that should be moved on in order to clear some space on the wage bill.
Juventus have identified the need for a new centre-forward as they look to make progress in next season's Champions League, with Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain having been mentioned as a potential target.
However, this week's meeting with Tevez's agents suggests they have switched their attention to the Argentina international, who cost £47m when he moved to the Etihad in 2009.
EDINSON CAVANI'S mother claims the in-demand Uruguayan is in talks with Manchester City and Real Madrid - but not Chelsea.
Chelsea had been considered favourites to land the Napoli striker, with Roman Abramovich having indicated a willingness to trigger the £53m release clause in his contract.
However, Manchester City and Real Madrid are also interested, and in an interview with a Uruguayan radio station, Cavani's mother, Berta, suggested the duo are currently at the front of the queue.
"Edi is talking to Madrid and City," she said. "The Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has spoken to Chelsea, but there's nothing concrete."
ASTON VILLA have completed the £4m capture of Danish defender Jores Okore, and also added Dutch midfielder Leandro Bacuna on a free transfer.
Okore, who arrives from Danish runners-up FC Nordsjaelland, has signed a four-year-deal, while Bacuna has moved from FC Groningen and signed a three-year contract.
Okore, a full Denmark international, made five appearances in last season's Champions League and is expected to go straight into Villa's first team.
"Jores has played in big games, but he's a very humble lad and he will be a really good addition to our team," said Lambert.
FORMER Darlington goalkeeper Andy Collett has been named as York City's new goalkeeping coach.
The Minstermen have also signed Estonia international Sander Puri, former Burnley striker Wes Fletcher and ex-Blackpool goalkeeper Chris Kettings.
Puri, a striker, has won 52 senior caps for Estonia, and claimed his third international goal in this week's 1-1 draw with Krygyzstan.