Moyes Will Revamp United Scouting, Mirror Says: Soccer Roundup

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

Scouting Changes

Manchester United manager David Moyes plans to revamp the club’s scouting system after the Red Devils failed to secure several players during the transfer window, the Daily Mirror reported.

Moyes has been conducting a review and plans to bring in his own talent spotters, the newspaper added. The manager wants staff that can identify suitable players and establish what the chances are of signing them, the Mirror said.

Carroll Injury

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll may not play again this year after injuring his foot during his return to full training, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Carroll, who has yet to play for West Ham this season because of a heel injury, had the unrelated setback yesterday and could be sidelined for four months, the newspaper added.

Eto’o Quits Cameroon

Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o told his Cameroon teammates that he’s retired from international soccer, the Daily Mirror reported.

Eto’o, a four-time African Footballer of the Year, has been in dispute with Cameroon coach Volker Finke over the line-up to play Libya in a World Cup qualifier two days ago and refused to train last week, the newspaper added.

Newcastle Target

Newcastle United target Bafetimbi Gomis’s proposed move to the Premier League club from Lyon collapsed over his wages, although the French striker said he could still reach an agreement and move in January, the Daily Mail reported.

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