The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable links to the Web.
Birmingham Beats L.A.
Keane, 31, is returning to Major League Soccer after a loan stint at Birmingham, England-based Villa.
In Arsene We Trust
Arsenal is backing under-fire coach Arsene Wenger and will free up 55 million pounds ($87 million) to strengthen his squad, the Daily Mail reported.
Wenger’s targets include Mario Goetze, Lukas Podolski, Eden Hazard and Matias Suarez, the Mail said.
Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas is expected to drop Fernando Torres for a Champions League game at Napoli, replacing him with Didier Drogba or Romelu Lukaku, the Guardian reported.
Torres has scored three times in 34 games after a 50 million-pound move from Liverpool last year, the Guardian said.
Bruce for Wolves
Bruce is “red hot” favorite to replace Mick McCarthy after impressing chief executive Jez Moxey and owner Steve Morgan, the Sun said.
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