The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable links to the Web.
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic said Real Madrid is interested in signing him, the Guardian reported.
Ivanovic, 28, is under contract until 2016 and said he is “very happy” at Stamford Bridge even after losing his place to Gary Cahill for the Champions League final, the newspaper said.
Whelan is responding to the Spaniard’s year-old request for 16 million pounds ($25.1 million) to make transfer acquisitions, upgrade training facilities and improve contracts for his staff, according to the Mirror.
Man. United Twins
Kean watched the striker and center half play for the England Under-19 team at the weekend, the Mirror said.
Roy Goes to Rio
Hodgson will travel to Brazil after the European Championship to make a decision, the Telegraph said.
To contact the reporters on this story: Alex Duff in Madrid at email@example.com.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at at firstname.lastname@example.org