The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
The north London team values the 24-year-old at 85 million pounds ($130 million) and is concerned that Real and Manchester United may start a bidding war should the player become unsettled by Real’s attention, the newspaper said
City have signed another winger, Jesus Navas, so Sinclair isn’t likely to get more playing time, the newspaper said. New Everton coach Roberto Martinez, who worked with Sinclair at Wigan, may also be interested, the Sun said.
Stoke is trying to sign Queens Park Rangers forward Adel Taarabt on loan, but his club wants to make a permanent deal for the player, the Daily Mail said.
Taarabt was sent home from training camp, and his relationship with manager Harry Redknapp is suffering, the newspaper said.
Barton, who called Henry “a Sunday league player” and “a mug,” and Henry, who labeled Barton “an embarrassment,” have shaken hands and spoken, a club official told the newspaper.
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