Real Madrid Prepares $60 Million Bid for Suarez: Soccer Roundup
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“My agent is in charge, he knows what I want,” the Sun cited Suarez as saying. “It is good to know I am valued by teams like Arsenal. Now there are two or three options and the club knows.”
Benteke Favors Spurs
Villa isn’t interested in any player swaps as part of a trade and will demand a cash-only deal, meaning Spurs will have to spend more than the 17 million pounds it paid to sign Paulinho from Corinthians of Brazil, the newspaper added.
With Chelsea also interested in Benteke, the Belgian striker favors a move to Tottenham because he would be a guaranteed starter in a season that leads into the 2014 World Cup, the Daily Mail reported.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup, who was linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco in the offseason, said he rejected offers from other teams to stay at the Welsh club, the Daily Express reported.
“Yes, there were clubs that wanted me -- a couple of big ones as well -- but I wanted to stay,” the Express cited Laudrup as saying.
Nani to Russia?
Nani, who will miss United’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia because of injury, may follow former Red Devils coach Rene Muelensteen to Anzhi in a 12 million-pound deal, the newspaper added.
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