Everton, Arsenal Try to Sign U.S. Defender Brek Shea, Mirror Says: Roundup

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

Everton Target

Everton and Arsenal want to sign U.S. center-half Brek Shea, the Daily Mirror reported.

The FC Dallas player could join on loan during the Major League Soccer off-season or be traded in the January transfer window, according to the Mirror.

Blackburn Family

The Indian family which owns Blackburn Rovers can’t agree on whether to sell the team to Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamed Al-Thani, the Daily Mirror reported.

A deal is unlikely because Balaji Rao, one of four family members who would need to approve the sale, likes the “glamour” of owning Rovers, the Mirror said.

‘Last Chance’ Persie

Robin van Persie has one last chance to leave Arsenal, former Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas told the Sun newspaper.

Van Persie, 28, has 18 months left on his contract and signing new terms would commit him to the London club for the rest of his career, Fabregas was quoted as saying.

Tevez Stays Home

Carlos Tevez isn’t planning to return to Manchester City anytime soon, the Sun reported.

The Argentine striker flew home to Buenos Aires last week without the permission of City and club officials think he may never come back, according to the Sun.

City Target Reus

Manchester City’s Technical Director Mike Rigg has confirmed his club’s interest in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Germany winger Marco Reus, the Daily Mail reported.

Reus, 22, has a reported 15.4 million-pound ($24.5 million) buyout clause in his contract, the newspaper said.

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