Manchester City Makes Late Bid for David Villa: Soccer Roundup
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
City asked about the 31-year-old striker’s availability with a view to rushing through a 15 million-pound ($23.6 million) trade before tomorrow’s transfer deadline, the Mirror said.
Arsenal is also hoping to sign Villa before the deadline, the Daily Mail reported.
Crouch may be interested in a second stint at QPR a decade after his first one, the Mirror said.
Goalkeeper Jack Butland rejected a move to Chelsea after Birmingham agreed to trade him to the European champion for 3 million pounds, the Daily Mail reported.
Birmingham is “desperate” to raise money to stay afloat financially, the Mail said.
Norwich is trying to sign Celtic striker Gary Hooper and Leeds forward Luciano Becchio, the Sun reported.
The Canaries plan to increase their latest 5 million-pound offer for Hooper and may trade Steve Morison to Leeds in return for Becchio, the Sun said.
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