Liverpool to Trigger Joe Allen’s Release Clause: Soccer Roundup
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Reuniting with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, his former coach at Swansea, is Allen’s intention even though clubs outside the five stipulated in his contract could bid less to secure his signature, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The anomaly has made Liverpool officials push for a cheaper arrangement, the newspaper added.
Arsenal agreed on a fee of 16 million pounds with Malaga for Spanish winger Santi Cazorla, who has accepted the Gunners’ personal terms, the Daily Mail reported.
The 27-year-old Cazorla, who can operate on either flank, may be a potential replacement for Theo Walcott, who has less than a year to run on his contract, the Mail added.
Although Modric doesn’t want to join PSG, the French club’s readiness to pay the sum has hardened Spurs’ conviction to hold out for its full valuation of the Croatian playmaker, the newspaper added.
Fulham wants 15 million pounds for Belgian international Dembele, while Shakhtar has set a price of 25 million euros ($30.1 million) for Brazilian attacking midfielder Willian, the newspaper said.
One More Offer
Manchester United is considering whether to make a final offer for Brazilian midfielder Lucas Moura or risk the deal collapsing, the Mail reported.
United is wary of being manipulated by the player’s club Sao Paulo and his agent, Wagner Ribeiro, who said yesterday that the transfer is off because United won’t increase its bid of 29 million pounds, the newspaper added.
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