The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Liverpool rejected Arsenal’s 40,000,001-pound offer earlier this week. The Gunners are reluctant to go to 50 million pounds and hope Suarez puts in a transfer request to force the issue, the Express said.
Barcelona has already turned down a 30 million-pound bid for the midfielder, the Mail said. Fabregas is attracted by the prospect of playing regularly at United and also wants to re-unite with former Arsenal teammate Robin van Persie, the Mail said
United insists the England striker is not for sale, even though he is intent on leaving, the Guardian said.
Mourinho has not followed up on a 20 million-pound bid for Rooney that was rejected last week, the Express said. United won’t let Rooney leave until its game against Chelsea on Aug. 26, a week before the close of the transfer window, the newspaper said.
Lambert was the top scoring Englishman in the Premier League last season with 15 goals and is under contract until 2016 after agreeing to an extension in March, the Star said.
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