Manchester City Close to Landing Arsenal’s Nasri, Daily Mail Says: Roundup
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester City officials say they believe the club landed Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri for 19 million pounds ($30 million), the Daily Mail said.
The deal is near completion and comes after Carlos Tevez stated his desire to leave the Eastlands club, the Mail said. City signed former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy two days ago.
Nasri has a year left on his contract with Arsenal and has rejected a 90,000 pounds-per-week offer.
City has told Tevez he can go, but only for 50 million pounds, the Daily Mirror said.
Tevez said wants to leave for family reasons and City is determined to get the maximum value for him, the Mirror said.
Atletico is resigned to losing Aguero, who has a 41 million-pound release clause in his contract, the Telegraph said. Juventus is the only club to have made a firm offer for the 23-year-old, the newspaper said.
Luka Modric will tell Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy he wants a move to Chelsea when the two meet today, the Sun said.
Modric, 25, is adamant he wants to leave Spurs even after signing a new six-year contract two months ago, the Sun said. Chelsea has already had a 22 million-pound bid rejected, the newspaper said.
QPR for Cole?
Cole, 27, has two years remaining on his contract and relegated West Ham would listen to bids of around 6 million pounds, or even consider a further payment if QPR avoids relegation in its first season back in the Premier League, the Guardian said.