Arsenal, Tottenham Eye U.S. Striker Dempsey, Sun Says: Roundup

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

Dempsey Talks

Clint Dempsey, who has 21 goals for Fulham this season, is talking to the team about his future amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, the Sun reported.

Dempsey said he’ll make a decision after the end of the season, according to the Sun, which put his transfer market value at 10 million pounds ($15.9 million).

Saints Offer

Southampton will offer Wolves 4 million pounds to sign striker Kevin Doyle, the Daily Mirror reported.

Reading is also interested in resigning 28-year-old Doyle, the Mirror said. Southampton leads the second-tier Championship and Reading is in second place.

Arsenal Exit

Per Mertesacker may leave Arsenal after one season, the Daily Mirror reported.

The German defender, who the Gunners signed for 10 million pounds, is sidelined with an ankle injury and could be traded in the off-season, according to the Mirror.

Crouch Acclaim

Stoke coach Tony Pulis says striker Peter Crouch deserves a place in England’s European Championship squad, the Independent reported.

Stoke hasn’t had a player called up to the national team since Mark Chamberlain in 1984, the newspaper said.

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