The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Ozil, who lost his place to Luka Modric, would cost double the 12 million pounds ($19 million) the Spanish team paid for him two years ago, the newspaper said. Ozil’s salary of 110,000 pound a week would fit in United’s budget, the Sun said.
Bent left Spurs in 2009 after Redknapp criticized him for missing a scoring opportunity that the manager said his “missus could have scored,” the newspaper said.
The London team will have to increase a 22 million-pound offer for the Germany national team player that Leverkusen rejected before this season, the newspaper said.
Manchester United is looking to poach Chelsea’s 16-year-old midfielder Conor Hunte, the Daily Mail said.
Ferguson is stepping up interest in the England under-17 national team player, who Manchester City and Liverpool are also pursuing, the newspaper said.
UEFA will make a decision in 2014, the Guardian added, citing an interview Platini gave to French daily Ouest-France.
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