Tevez, Torres Are PSG Striker Targets, Mail Says: Soccer Roundup

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

Tevez, Torres

Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez and Chelsea’s Fernando Torres have been offered to new Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti, the Daily Mail said.

Tevez, who hasn’t played for City since leaving the U.K. without permission last year, and Torres, who hasn’t scored for Chelsea since October, are among strikers being made available to the French league leader, the newspaper said.

Inter Milan and AC Milan have failed in attempts to sign Tevez, and PSG, funded by the Qatar Investment Authority, is looking for players to help improve the club, the newspaper said.

Arshavin Off?

Lazio may offer 6 million pounds ($9 million) for Arsenal forward Andrey Arshavin, the Daily Mirror said.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger isn’t planning to extend the Russian’s contract beyond 2013 and will look to sell him, the newspaper said.

The north London club bought Arshavin three years ago for 12 million pounds, and the arrival of Gervinho and the return of Thierry Henry have kept him on the bench, the newspaper said.

Arshavin’s former club, Zenit St. Petersburg, is also interested in signing him, the newspaper said.

Fergie Tips Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could handle the pressure of being his potential successor at Old Trafford, the Manchester Evening News reported.

Ferguson, who has said he’ll be in charge for three more years, praised the Solskjaer for his willingness to learn and ability to pick up things from training sessions and matches.

Solskjear, United’s former reserve manager, led Molde to its first Norwegian league title in his first year in charge.

“If you go to a club in  Norway that have never won the league ever in their history and you win the league you have to have something about you to do that,” Ferguson said.

Saudi Interest in Jones

Saudi club Al Hilal may offer as much as 5 million pounds for Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones, the Daily Mirror reported.

Jones, who joined Stoke 18 months ago for 8 million pounds, has struggled to make the first team since Peter Crouch was signed in the summer.

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