Real Madrid Ready to Pay Suarez $213,000 a Week: Soccer Roundup

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

Suarez Salary Offer

Real Madrid is prepared to offer Luis Suarez a four-year contract worth 140,000 pounds ($213,000) a week and will try to persuade Liverpool to sell the Uruguayan striker, the Daily Mirror reported.

The Spanish club believes Suarez has a 40 million-pound buy-out clause in his contract and will offer Liverpool 25 million pounds plus striker Jose Callejon, the Mirror added.

Bale Request

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas will ask Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy to give Gareth Bale a new contract amid interest from Real Madrid, the Sun reported.

Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are also willing to pay 80 million pounds for the Welsh winger, who has three years remaining on his current agreement, the newspaper added.

Levy will not sell Bale to another Premier League club, the Daily Express reported.

Wage Cull

David Bentley, William Gallas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and Heurelho Gomes could all leave Spurs as the club seeks to trim its wage bill to fund a new deal for Bale, the Daily Mail reported.

Bale, who currently earns about 110,000 pounds a week, wants a new agreement closer to 200,000 pounds a week to stay with the London club, the newspaper added.

Mourinho Wants Mangala

Jose Mourinho wants to make Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala his first player acquisition when he takes over for his second spell as Chelsea manager, the Sun reported.

Mangala, 22, cost Porto 5.5 million pounds from Standard Liege two years ago and Chelsea isn’t willing to match the 30 million-pound buy-out clause in his contract, the Sun added.

Fabregas Future

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will decide his future next week and could rejoin former club Arsenal, which has the first rights to buy him back for as much as 25 million pounds, the Daily Mirror reported.

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