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Friday 15 December 2017

Tevez won't follow Conte out of Juve

CARLOS TEVEZ insists he never thought about following Antonio Conte out of Juventus - even if his old foe Roberto Mancini had been appointed as their new head coach.

Conte - who dismissed reports that he is about to replace Laurent Blanc as Paris St Germain manager - left Juve last week having guided the Turin club to three consecutive Serie A titles.

And reports in Italy suggested Tevez (left), whose 19 league goals were key to Bianconeri success in 2013-14, had subsequently asked the board to clarify his own position.

Fresh from departing Galatasaray, former Manchester City manager Mancini appeared to be an serious option to replace Conte.

He had worked with Tevez at City before the pair's relationship soured when the striker was accused of refusing to come off the bench during a Champions League match in September 2011.

The potential issue was swerved, however, when Massimiliano Allegri was handed the Juve job, but Tevez stressed he was fully committed to pursue a fourth straight Scudetto with the club regardless.

"I never spoke to (director of sport Beppe) Marotta," Tevez said. I'm just a player and (the board) don't need to ask for my point of view on these matters. Leaving the club has never entered my head. I've got a three-year contract and I want to see it out here."

Croatians to probe City's racism claim

The Croatian Football Federation has confirmed it will be looking into claims that Manchester City's Seko Fofana was racially abused during an elite development squad match against HNK Rijeka on Tuesday.

City's EDS coach Patrick Vieira took his players off the pitch as Fofana alleged that he had been targeted by Rijeka players after being sent off in the friendly and it is not yet clear what action the Barclays Premier League champions will take next.

In a statement, the CFF revealed it is investigating the matter, despite Ranko Buketa, who was in charge of the Rijeka team on Tuesday, wholly denying the claims made by the City teenager.

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