The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with links to the Web.
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill may try to recall striker Asamoah Gyan from his loan spell at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, the Mirror reported.
Sunderland is receiving a 6 million-pound ($9.4 million) loan fee for the Ghana player, who is earning almost 5 million pounds a year during his loan spell, the newspaper said.
O’Neill, appointed by the Black Cats on Dec. 3, wants to boost his attack and may find breaking the loan mid-season is cheaper than finding a new striker, the Mirror said.
Adomah in Demand
Fulham is among six Premier League clubs chasing Bristol City winger Albert Adomah, the Mail said.
Aston Villa, Everton, Bolton, Sunderland and Stoke are also interested in the 23-year-old, who was City’s player of the year for last season, the newspaper said.
Appiah for Rovers
Blackburn manager Steve Kean is contemplating a short-term move for Ghana midfielder Stephen Appiah, who is a free agent after leaving Cesena at the end of last season, according to the Sun.
Everton Targets Striker
Everton scouts have been to watch French striker Jeremy Perbet, who has scored 15 goals in 16 games for Belgian club Mons this season, the Mirror reported.
The player has a 1 million-pound release clause in his contract, the newspaper said.