The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with links to the Web.
Juventus Wants Luiz
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas plans to sell several players in next month’s transfer window and to acquire a new midfielder, the newspaper said.
Juventus also wants to sign center-back Alex from Chelsea for about 2 million pounds, the Mirror added.
The Blues face competition from Tottenham for Cahill, who is out of contract at the end of the season, the newspaper said.
Milan wants to take Tevez on loan until the end of the season and then negotiate a fee for a permanent deal, the newspaper reported. City want a guarantee the Rossoneri will buy the Argentine, the Mirror said.
Man. City officials yesterday held talks with the representatives of 17-year-old Mateo Kovacic, dubbed the ‘Croatian Lionel Messi,’ the Sun reported.
The Dinamo Zagreb midfielder is also wanted by Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United, the newspaper said.
Blackburn will try to sell fringe players including Vince Grella, Keith Andrews and Michel Salgado to give manager Steve Kean more funds to make new signings, the Mirror reported.
The trio earn a combined 100,000 pounds a week, the newspaper said.