Dalglish Willing to Take Over at Liverpool, Mail Says: Roundup

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

King Kenny

Kenny Dalglish has told Liverpool he’s prepared to return as the club’s manager, the Daily Mail said.

Dalglish, who led Liverpool to its last league title in 1990, is part of the search panel to find the replacement for Rafael Benitez. He’s told the club he’ll withdraw from the panel after taking a look at the short list of candidates and deciding he could do a better job, the Mail said.

Liverpool will seek permission to meet with Fulham’s Roy Hodgson at the end of the week, the Mail said.

No Talks

West Ham co-owner David Gold said the Premier League club won’t open talks on a new contract with goalkeeper Robert Green, the Sun said.

Green, battling to be England’s starter at the World Cup, has one year left on his current deal and Gold said the club may not be able to turn down a big offer for the 29-year-old.

“We could get amazing offers, offers you can’t refuse,” the Sun quoted Gold as saying.

Mourinho’s Surprise

New Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is contemplating a surprise move for Michael Ballack, who is leaving Chelsea, the Daily Mail said.

Mourinho has yet to contact the midfielder or his advisers but believes the 33-year-old German, who will miss the World Cup with an injury, can make an impact at the Bernabeu, the Mail said.

Schweinsteiger Bid

Chelsea is preparing to make a 25 million-pound ($36.2 million) bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, the Daily Mirror said.

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti wants Schweinsteiger to replace Ballack and the 25-year-old is tempted by a move to the Premier League, the Mirror said.

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