Malaga Wants Cheap Deal for Berbatov, Daily Mail Says: Roundup

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

Low Bid

Malaga is planning a low bid for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, the Daily Mail said.

The Bulgarian player has decided to leave United, and Arab- owned Malaga wants to bring him in for next season’s Champions League, the newspaper said.

The Spanish club is considering Schalke’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who is available for 18 million pounds ($28 million), the Mail said. Berbatov, 31, could be sold for less, the newspaper said.

Royal Russian

Reading will try to sign Russian forward Pavel Pogrebnyak, who impressed at Fulham last season, the Sun said.

They’ll offer 65,000 pounds a week for four years in an attempt to price out Fulham, the newspaper said. The 28-year-old was part of the Russian national team that failed to advance at the European Championship.

Moses to London

Wigan winger Victor Moses may move to Chelsea as the London club takes advantage of the player’s refusal to extend his current contract, the Daily Mirror said.

Chelsea are planning a 10 million pound bid, and Moses’ arrival would likely mean the end of Daniel Sturridge’s time with the London team, the newspaper said.

Nani’s Replacement

United is lining up a bid for Porto winger James Rodriguez as a potential replacement for Nani, who is saying he might leave Old Trafford, the Mirror said.

Rodriguez, and Porto may accept a bid of 25 million pounds for the 20-year-old Colombian, the newspaper said.

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