The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
The move will lead to a period of negotiation over how much the Blues pay to release the Dutch coach from the last year of his contract, the Guardian reported.
O’Neill to Fulham?
The former Aston Villa coach has held preliminary talks with the London club, the Mail said.
United coach Alex Ferguson sees the Croatian as an ideal replacement for Paul Scholes, who is retiring, the Sun said.
Cole to Spurs
Cole needs to agree personal terms and pass a medical test after the teams agreed a fee, Metro said.
Arsenal is being offered Barcelona teenager Thiago Alcantara in exchange for Cesc Fabregas as part of a 50 million pound deal, the Daily Mirror reported.
Alcantara is the son of former Brazil and Barcelona star Mazinho, the Mirror said.
Liverpool and Arsenal approached Barcelona about signing 20-year-old forward Bojan, the Daily Mail reported.
Bojan is keen to leave Barca after failing to earn a first- team berth, the Mail said. Liverpool would consider spending 17 million pounds to acquire him, according to the Mail.
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