Mancini tees up Terry

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John Terry PA PhotosJohn Terry could sign a pre-contract with Galatasaray in January.

12 months ago, Roberto Mancini was plotting a way to navigate past Chelsea's John Terry. But the Italian is now plotting a way to lure the defender to Turkey. According to the Sun, Galatasaray boss Mancini is keen to sign Terry next season, with a pre-contract able to be signed in January given the Englishman's deal at Stamford Bridge ends in seven months. Gala would match the Blues skipper's 150,000 pound-a-week contract and former team-mate Didier Drogba could also be crucial in securing the move. Chelsea would likely do little to scupper the talks to avoid Terry leaving on a free next summer.

It's not so long ago that Neymar was being dubbed the 'new Messi', but now there is a 'new Neymar'. According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are keen on signing highly-rated Santos winger Neilton, who has been strongly compared to the Barcelona player. The 19-year-old's contract expires at season's end and Spanish side Sevilla have already made a 600,000 pound move for Neilton. But Spurs would embed a 10 per cent sell-on clause which could tempt Santos. Although Neilton is hoping to remain in Brazil, it is reported he will move abroad unless he receives an offer of around 20,000 pounds-a-month from his current club.

Former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu could return to the Premier League, with the Mirror reporting he is a leading candidate to manage Crystal Palace. The Dinamo Moscow boss could be tasked with turning around the Eagles' season as they sit rock bottom in the top flight. Palace's new director of football Iain Moody has apparently flown to Russia to enter talks with Petrescu, with the club hopeful of replacing Ian Holloway before the end of the international break.

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