The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Real Wants Clichy
The Spanish club, which signed Benzema for $50 million, is ready to cut its losses as it plans “transfer action” in the January window, the Mirror said.
The team owners are eager to speak to Allardyce after he was dismissed by Blackburn, the Mail said. West Ham’s next games are against Blackburn, Fulham and Everton.
Shearer, who helped the team become champion in 1995, failed to prevent Newcastle from being relegated in a brief tenure as coach in 2009.
Al Fayed Pledge
Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed has told Mark Hughes his job as coach is safe and promised 10 million pounds ($15.6 million) to spend on players, the Daily Mail reported.
Hughes is interested in acquiring Manchester City’s Roque Santa Cruz, according to the Mail.
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