Ferguson Wants Modric as Part of $82 Million Revamp: Roundup

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

Ferguson Shake-Up

Alex Ferguson plans one of the “biggest overhauls” of his Manchester United squad this offseason after Paul Scholes’s retirement and the exit of several other players, the Daily Mirror reported.

Ferguson is said to have up to 50 million pounds ($82 million) to spend on revamping his squad, with Luka Modric, Wesley Sneijder and Ashley Young among the players he’s monitoring, the newspaper said. Tottenham midfielder Modric is the main target.

Nasri Pay Pause

Samir Nasri’s future at Arsenal is again in doubt after talks about a new deal stalled over pay, the Daily Mail reported.

The Gunners have offered Nasri a new five-year contract worth 90,000 pounds a week, the Mail added.

Morison Fee

Millwall has told Norwich the Canaries will need to pay almost 3 million pounds for striker Steve Morison, the Sun reported.

Millwall won’t move on the price as they have to pay 25 percent of any transfer fee to Morison’s former club Stevenage, the Sun added.

Long for Hoops?

Striker Shane Long is a target for Celtic after his Reading team lost to Swansea in the Championship playoff final, the Daily Express reported.

Liverpool, Everton and Newcastle are among other clubs interested in the 24-year-old, according to the newspaper.

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