Barcelona Offer $22Million for Liverpool’s Agger: Roundup

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

Suarez Banished

Luis Suarez has been “sent into exile” by Liverpool after claiming that the club broke a promise to let him leave if it didn’t qualify for the Champions League, the Daily Mail said.

The Uruguay striker will have to train on his own as punishment for his behavior after the Reds rejected a bid of 40,000,001 pounds ($62 million) from Arsenal, the newspaper added. The extra pound was linked to a potential release clause.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is “furious” with Suarez and denied there was any agreement that he could go, the Mail said.

Agger Spain-Bound?

Barcelona has offered 14 million pounds for Liverpool’s Daniel Agger, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The Danish defender had been valued by Liverpool at 30 million pounds last summer when Manchester City tried to buy him.

Chelsea recently turned down a 35 million-pound Barcelona bid for David Luiz yet the Spanish club is still keen on signing the Brazilian, the paper said.

United Chasing Everton pair

Manchester United may offer 30 million pounds for Everton pair Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines as attempts to buy Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas have so far proved unsuccessful, the Guardian reported.

New United manager David Moyes, who has added only one new player to his squad this summer, worked with Fellaini and Baines while in charge of Everton.

Nuremberg ‘No’

German club Nuremberg will turn down an improved 10 million-pound offer by Aston Villa for Japanese midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake, the Daily Express said. A previous bid worth 8.5 million pounds was also dismissed by Nuremberg because it wants to hold on to the player until at least next year’s World Cup, the paper said.

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