The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
The Texan said they’d planned to sell as much as 50 percent of their holding on the stock market to pay down the debt at the club, but abandoned the plan in March 2008 when markets began to decline, the magazine said.
Bye to Ballack
Schalke boss Felix Magath said the player will be willing to accept lower wages to return to his home country, the newspaper added.
The Blues have been in touch with Torres’s agents in Spain, and Higuain, 22, may be another option for coach Carlo Ancelotti, the newspaper said.
The defender is worth about 10 million pounds, and the coach has been tracking the national team vice captain for two years, the newspaper said.
Bayern Munich is targeting Manchester United midfielder Ji- Sung Park, the Daily Mail said.
The South Korean is valued at about 7 million pounds, and the German club may try to take advantage of United’s rebuilding plans, the newspaper said.