The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Claudio Ranieri resigned as Roma manager after a 4-3 loss at Genoa yesterday, giving Ancelotti an “escape route” from Stamford Bridge, the Mail said.
‘$62 Million’ Cesc
Barcelona believes it can sign Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas for 38 million pounds ($61.7 million) in the offseason, the Daily Mirror reported.
The Gunners have softened their stance about selling Fabregas after rejecting a 30 million-pound bid last year, according to the newspaper.
Arsenal is weighing up bids for Swedish teenagers Kristoffer Olsson and Robert Mirosavic after they had a successful second trial, the Daily Mail reported.
Olsson, 15, plays for Norrkoping and Mirosavic, 16, is at Helsingborgs, the newspaper said.
Dalglish saw Izaguirre set up the second goal in Celtic’s 3-0 win over Rangers yesterday, the Mirror said.