The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini wants to leave the club at the end of the season or even as early as the January transfer window, the Daily Mail reported.
“I have seen everything,” the Mail cited Fellaini, who has a contract with Everton until 2016, as telling Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad. “In January or at the end of the season I will turn to another club or championship.”
Cahill for Terry
Gary Cahill will replace John Terry at the center of England’s defense in tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine after his Chelsea teammate injured his ankle during last week’s win against Moldova, the Mail reported.
Terry, who is the fourth player to withdraw from manager Roy Hodgson’s 24-man squad because of injury, faces a race to be be fit for the Sept. 15 Premier League match at west London rival Queens Park Rangers, the newspaper added.
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is planning clear-the-air talks with Andre Villas-Boas when he returns from international duty with France after the Spurs manager said that Brad Friedel was his first-choice No. 1, the Sun reported.
“When I join up with the national team I concentrate uniquely and we’ll see about my personal situation when I go back,” the Sun cited Lloris, who joined Tottenham from Lyon on Aug. 31, as saying.
Friedel to Fight
Friedel, 41, said he still considers himself Tottenham’s first-choice goalkeeper and will fight to keep his starting place, the Daily Mirror reported.
“Right now I believe the shirt is mine to lose, I believe the manager came out and said that,” the Mirror cited Friedel as saying. “If that’s the case, then great.”
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