The following is a roundup of soccer stories from European newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Arsenal’s French Deal
Liverpool Eye Elmander
Elmander last week turned down a contract extension of one year offered by Wanderers, the Mirror said. Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson twice tried in vain to buy Elmander when he was in charge of Fulham.
Ancelotti’s Way Out?
Roma has been in touch with Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti, the Independent reported. The Italian has voiced his discontent over events at the London club, including the dismissal of his assistant Ray Wilkins. Roma is managed by former Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri.
Johnson’s England Hopes
“He is desperate to play for England,” McLeish told the newspaper. “Even if Fabio Capello gives him just one (game) he will be able to say he played for England and you could never take that away from him.”
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