AC Milan Vies With Chelsea, Man. United for Guardiola: Roundup

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

Guardiola Watch

AC Milan intensified efforts to hire former Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola, who is also a target for Chelsea and Manchester United, the Daily Mail reported.

Guardiola, 41, is midway through a year-long sabbatical from soccer, the Mail said.

Anelka Return

Queens Park Rangers want Nicolas Anelka to help them move out of the relegation zone, the Sun reported.

Anelka, who is unsettled at Shanghai Shenhua, would rather return to former club Liverpool, the Sun said.

Wenger Strategy

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger may employ a five-man defense after the Gunners conceded 15 goals in seven games, the Daily Mail reported.

Wenger held a training-ground meeting to discuss changing the team’s 4-3-2-1 formation, the Mail said.

England Flops

Steven Gerrard said he would give his England career so far a “six or seven” out of 10 as he prepares for his 100th game, the Guardian reported.

There have been no “real heroes” for the team since England won the World Cup in 1966, Gerrard is quoted as saying.

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