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Everton’s Tim Howard has hinted that he could see out his playing career at Goodison Park, the American stopper spent five seasons with Everton following his £3 million move from Manchester United.

The American helped the Blues reach the 2009 FA Cup final and they have finished no lower than eighth in the Premier League during his time with the club.

“It’s hard to speculate but my heart is there for the club,” he said.

“It’s a place I love to be. I don’t want to leave. This game is a business sometimes so there is that side to it but I’m happy – I’m happier than I’ve ever been.

“Part of that is the fact that we’ve got an unbelievable coach but again things happen and times change. But the club always stays the same so I hope that I can be there.”

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Leicester City have signed Everton striker Yakubu on loan until the end of the season, the Nigerian joins the Championship side in hope of making the move permanently in the summer. Yakubu, who has more then 50 international caps, after an eight-month lay-off with an Achilles injury in 2008 and 2009 the striker has struggled to find his form this season.

Yakubu is surplus to requirements at Goodison Park, having started only eight games this season and David Moyes was happy for the 28-year-old to join the Foxes,

Eriksson confirmed the move on Leicester’s official website, he said; “Yakubu is a tremendous signing. He will bring pace, power and experience.

“He has captained his country, played in major competitions and he is a world-class footballer.”

Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini has welcomed the decision Carlos Tevez made when he decided to remove his transfer request last night.  Only last week the Argentinean asked to leave in the hope of pushing through a move when the transfer window opens in January.

Just before the game last night, where City lost 2-1 against Everton, Tevez pledged his commitment to the Eastlands. The U-turn came after a direct conversation on Sunday with City’s chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak.

“It is very important for everyone; the club, the squad, for him,” said the City boss. The situation has been cleared up and everything has gone in a good way.

“It was important that we stopped talking about this situation. We are happy about that.”

Tevez is quite probably above suspicion here but this may look to the world that he has just done a Rooney. 

Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini pleaded with the club’s fans to lay off Carlo Tevez. The Argentinean rocked the club last week by handing in a transfer request which has since been rejected.

The Eastland’s outfit face Everton tonight and Tevez is expected to play some part in the game.  This will be the striker’s first appearance for the club since announcing that he would like to leave.

“The fans should continue to support a team like they have in other times,” said Mancini.

“We should forget this (Tevez affair) because we must focus on the next game.

“The next 20 days will be very important.

“Carlos is a football player. He loves football and he plays like when we were young and in the garden.

“It’s the same in training or in a match and I don’t think he will be different.”

Mancini’s side lost on both occasions last season against the Toffees. The Italian will be hoping for a win this time around which could see them top the league table over Christmas for the first time since 1929.

“They (Everton) beat us two times last year, so I remember it very well,” added Mancini. “It will be a difficult game and a tricky game.

“We can play very well and strong. We can only beat them if we play like this.

“It’s important that we are focused on Everton and the supporters are focused on Everton.”