Liverpool Wants Newcastle’s Enrique After Missing Out on Clichy: Roundup

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Liverpool Wants Enrique

Liverpool will try again to sign Newcastle’s Jose Enrique after missing out on Gael Clichy, the Sun reported.

The Reds were interested in the Spanish left-back but switched their attention to Clichy as they thought they’d get a better deal.

Manchester City signed the Arsenal defender for 7 million pounds ($11.3 million) yesterday, and Enrique would cost Liverpool about 8 million pounds, the Sun said.

Nasri for Overseas?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made it clear that he’d sell Samir Nasri to an overseas club rather than to one of his top rivals in the Premier League, the Daily Mirror reported.

Wenger is still determined to persuade Nasri to stay and sign a new 90,000 pounds-a-week contract.

Bellamy Sought

Stoke has joined the race to sign Craig Bellamy from Manchester City on a season-long loan, the Guardian reported.

Celtic, Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers are also interesting in signing the Welshman, who spent last season with Cardiff.

Plea on Cahill

Bolton manager Owen Coyle said clubs interested in signing defender Gary Cahill need to make a concrete offer if they’re to be taken seriously, the Mirror said.

Clubs including Manchester City and Tottenham are interested in Cahill, the newspaper added.

“There are big clubs after him, but it is up to them to come on and back that up,” Coyle said. “If they don’t, I hope they move on somewhere else and leave the boy alone.”

Newcastle Target

Newcastle has offered about 7 million pounds for Paris Saint-Germain’s Turkish international striker Mevlut Erdinc, the Telegraph reported.

He’s a favorite of chief scout Graham Carr, and has been regularly watched by manager Alan Pardew and assistant John Carver, the newspaper added.

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