Feyenoord Offer Kuyt ‘Now or Never’ Contract: Soccer Roundup

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Kuyt Coming Home?

Dutch club Feyenoord has offered to turn Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt into the best-paid player in Rotterdam, the Sun reported.

Kuyt had been the top scorer at Feyenoord in all three of his seasons there before he joined Liverpool in 2006. He’s been told he’s free to leave Anfield at the end of this season.

Feyenoord wants him for next season and should he decline the move, the Dutch team won’t return with another offer because the 31-year-old will be too old, the newspaper said.

Aquilani Return?

Alberto Aquilani may return to Liverpool after AC Milan was having “second thoughts” about keeping the player, the Sun reported.

The 27-year-old midfielder has two years left on his contract with Liverpool, which is worth 70,000 pounds ($112,700) a week. The player, who joined Liverpool from AS Roma in 2009 for 20 million pounds, is on loan at AC Milan.

AVB to Valencia?

Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas may return to football management at Spanish club Valencia, the Daily Express reported. Villas-Boas was fired by Chelsea in March, after eight months in charge at the west London club.

Besiktas in Race for Kalou

Turkish side Besiktas has joined Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, the Daily Mail reported.

Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner, currently on loan at Sunderland, is also on the radar of the Istanbul-based club, the paper said.

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