The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez threw uncertainty on his future at the club by retweeting a report about his lack of games, the Daily Telegraph said.
The Sky report quoted fellow Mexican Carlos Vela, who plays for Real Sociedad, saying Hernandez should consider his options if he can’t find a regular spot at United. Hernandez’s re-sending of the story could be seen as an endorsement of the view, the Telegraph said. The 25-year-old striker has started only one Premier League match this season.
Pato to North London?
Brazilian international Alexandre Pato may be on the way to north London in the new year, the Daily Star reported.
The former AC Milan forward, currently at Brazilian side Corinthians, is a possible target for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, the newspaper added. A director at Corinthians said the club is open to offers for the 24-year-old.
West Ham Bid for Ba?
West Ham wants to bring Chelsea striker Demba Ba back to Upton Park when the January transfer window opens, the Daily Mirror reported.
Coach Sam Allardyce wants to boost his team’s attacking options after it failed to score in six of this season’s 10 Premier League games, the newspaper added. Senegal’s Ba played 11 matches for West Ham in 2011 before moving to Newcastle. He signed for Chelsea in January, but only made two Premier League appearances this season.
Norwich Eyes Mackay
Norwich is considering firing coach Chris Hughton and replacing him with Cardiff manager and former Canaries player Malky Mackay, the Daily Mail reported.
Hughton is under pressure following a 7-0 loss to Manchester City at the weekend which left the team in the bottom three, the newspaper said. Norwich also suffered a heavy midweek defeat, going down 4-0 to Manchester United in the League Cup.
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