The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Arsenal has told Real Madrid that it must pay at least 54 million pounds ($88.3 million) to sign Cesc Fabregas, the Sun reported.
Real made an approach for the Gunners captain this week, according to the Sun, which said Barcelona isn’t prepared to increase the 30 million pound bid it made last year.
Everton is trying to sign Bayer Munich striker Miroslav Klose, the Daily Mirror reported.
The 32-year-old Klose, who has scored 14 World Cup goals for Germany, becomes a free agent when his contract expires after this month, the Mirror said.
Liverpool wants to sign Sunderland teammates Lee Cattermole and Jordan Henderson, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Midfielder Cattermole would cost about 10 million pounds and Henderson 14 million pounds, the Telegraph said.
Queens Park Rangers may bid for Millwall striker Steve Morison after releasing eight players, Metro reported.
Rangers let go full-back Pascal Chimbonda and midfielder Gavin Mahon among other squad members, the newspaper added.
Lionel Messi was unhurt when a young fan tried to punch the Barcelona forward outside a restaurant in his hometown in Argentina, where the 23-year-old is preparing for next month’s Copa America, the Daily Mail said.
Messi was signing autographs outside a restaurant when the boy swung and missed at soccer’s reigning World Player of the