The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Daniel Sturridge’s 12 million-pound ($19.5 million) move from Chelsea to Liverpool may be in jeopardy because of a dispute between the Blues and the player’s advisers over agents’ fees, the Daily Mail reported.
Liverpool had hoped that Sturridge would have been in a position to undergo a medical exam yesterday so that his transfer could be completed in time for him to be unveiled on Jan. 1, the Mail added.
Sterling to Sign
Liverpool will sign teenager Raheem Sterling to a new five- year contract worth about 40,000 pounds a week, the Sun said.
Sterling, 18, had 18 months to run on his agreement and could have left for about 1 million pounds with Manchester United and Arsenal both ready to move for the England winger, the Sun added.
Marseille striker Loic Remy is attracted by the prospect of a move to Newcastle United, which is said to be considering a 10 million-pound bid for the France international, the Daily Express reported.
“They are a very good team,” the Express cited Remy as saying. “They are a big club with good players, very good fans and a nice stadium that is always full.”
Manchester City’s Samir Nasri is struggling to be fit for any part of the Premier League champion’s Christmas and New Year schedule after being told he can’t play for two weeks because of a groin injury, the Daily Mail reported.
The prognosis rules the French forward out of games against Reading, Sunderland and Norwich and puts him in doubt for the Jan. 1 match against Stoke, the newspaper added.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is in talks with Manchester United about signing Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez on loan, the Daily Mirror reported. Henriquez, 18, would provide cover for Arouna Kone while he plays in the Africa Cup of Nations for Ivory Coast, the newspaper added.
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