Breaking News

Tweet TWEET

Adebayor to Make Tottenham Wait, Sun Reports: Soccer Roundup

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

Adebayor Delay

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor has told Tottenham he won’t make a decision about a permanent stay at White Hart Lane until the end of the season, the Sun reported.

Adebayor, at Spurs on a season-long loan from Manchester City, scored his 9th goal of the season in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea that kept Tottenham in third place and on course for a return to the Champions League.

“I will try and help Spurs finish top four,” The Sun quotes him as saying. “It’s too early to judge. I’m not a liar so I won’t say, ‘I’ll be here for life.’”

Bid for Bobby

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is ready to make an 8 million-pound ($12.5 million) offer for Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, the Daily Mirror said.

Zamora can leave Fulham, where he has had a stormy relationship with manager Martin Jol, the Mirror said. O’Neill won’t wait long for Zamora to make a decision as his second striker choice, Nikica Jelavic of Rangers, is being pursued by several teams including QPR, the newspaper said.

Bridge Interest

Arsenal may step up its interest in signing Manchester City defender Wayne Bridge on loan because regular left-back Kieran Gibbs faces a further month on the sidelines, the Mail reported.

Bridge, a former England national team player, has been left out by City boss Roberto Mancini, who said he doesn’t understand why the defender won’t leave.

Arsenal’s defense had been hit by injury with Gibbs, Johan Djourou, Andre Santos, Carl Jenkinson and Bacary Sagna all out.

Swiss Case Suarez

Liverpool would consider taking its appeal of Luis Suarez’s eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra to a sports court if the Football Association doesn’t reduce the sanction, the Sun reported.

Liverpool must wait to receive a full written response to find out why the striker received such a lengthy ban, the newspaper said.

The Lausanne, Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport is the highest tribunal that can decide the matter.

90 Points

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has set a target of 90 points for his club to capture the Premier League title, the Sun said.

City leads the league with 44 points, two more than Manchester United, and Mancini thinks another 46 points from the final 21 matches should be enough to lift the trophy, the Sun said. United won the title last season with 80 points.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tariq Panja in London at tpanja@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.