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Tevez Affair in FIFA's Hands, Robben Nearly in Real's
Various Reports, July 18th, 2007 4:15PM

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The ubiquitous coverage of the Carlos Tevez and Arjen Robben affairs continues. The latest on Tevez is that West Ham blocked a medical exam scheduled at Manchester United early Wednesday morning, prompting both clubs to take the matter to FIFA. United CEO David Gill is hopeful FIFA will sort things out before the start of the new season as the club applied for an expedited hearing, though it make take up to two weeks for the proceedings to begin.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho looks to have softened his stance about the future of Dutch winger Arjen Robben. The 23-year-old is being hotly pursued by Real Madrid, but now that Chelsea has added Frenchman Florent Malouda to its roster, Robben's place on the left looks to be in jeopardy. "At the moment, he is a Chelsea player with two more years of contract and he is working well," Mourinho told reporters, adding, "He has to compete against very good wingers like we have. I am happy with the situation."

Meanwhile, Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon told Spanish radio he's confident of bringing the Dutchman to the Bernabeu. "It is a negotiation which will take place in the coming days or weeks and if the situation is favorable, by which I mean financially, I think that he is a player who could be brought in," he said. Various reports claim that Real launched a $25 million bid for the player, but Chelsea is understood to want at least $31 million. In his three years at Stamford Bridge, Robben has endured a testy relationship with Mourinho. He has said he would like to move to the Spanish champion.

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