The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Moyes Wants Rooney
Moyes, who previously managed Rooney at Everton, hasn’t arranged a special meeting with the forward and plans to have a quiet chat once pre-season training begins, the Mirror added.
Rooney wants to join Barcelona if he decides to leave United and the Spanish champion is ready to compete to sign him, the Sun reported.
Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Arsenal are also monitoring developments with Rooney, the newspaper added.
The 27-year-old Gignac, who has previously been a target for Everton, Fulham, Arsenal and Manchester United, is ready to move to St James’ Park, the Mail added.
Inter Targets Richards
Manchester City fullback Micah Richards is a target for Inter Milan, the Sun reported.
Inter would be willing to sign Richards, who played seven games last season following a knee injury, on a permanent deal, though may still try to take him on loan if he signs a new contract with City, the newspaper added.
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