The following is a roundup of soccer stories from European newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
“He wants to be among his people, who are in Argentina,” the paper quoted Santa Cruz as saying on Spanish radio about Tevez.
Tevez, whose contract expires in 2014, recently said he is not “enjoying the life of a footballer,” in England. His siblings and daughters all live in his native Argentina.
Santa Cruz wants to leave Manchester City during the January transfer window because he’s not getting enough playing time under manager Roberto Mancini.
Wayne ‘Was Never Going to Leave’
The striker and his wife in Dubai on a holiday after Rooney last week signed a new five-year contract, two days after he said he wanted to leave the 18-time English soccer champion.
Ferguson Ties in O’Shea
The offer is part of Ferguson’s strategy to make the club’s top players commit to the club. Defender Patrice Evra and midfielder Anderson have all been offered new deals.
No Spending Spree at Liverpool
Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez spent 230 million pounds on new players over six years. The new owners want to put more emphasis on a scouting system and buying cheaper players instead of signing expensive stars, the paper said.
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