Manchester City Increases Bid for Milner to $37 Million: Soccer Roundup

The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.

City Raise Milner Bid

Manchester City has increased its offer for Aston Villa player James Milner to 24 million pounds ($37 million), the Guardian reported. Although Villa is asking 30 million pounds for the England international, negotiations are expected to continue, the paper said.

Mascherano Demands Inter Move

Javier Mascherano will demand a move to Inter Milan from Liverpool, the Daily Mail reported. Inter is willing to pay 20 million pounds for the Argentina captain, while Liverpool is asking for 30 million pounds, the paper said.

United Boosts Vidic Offer

Manchester United has made Nemanja Vidic a new offer that would make the defender one of the highest earnings players at the club, the Guardian said.

Campbell Stays Put

Defender Sol Campbell has decided to stay at Arsenal for another year, the Sun said. The player had received offers to play for Newcastle, Celtic and Middlesbrough.

Sven to Fulham?

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is in the running to take over the managerial job at Fulham after Martin Jol decided to stay at Ajax, the Guardian said.

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