Manchester United Targeting Chelsea’s Lampard: RoundupDanielle Rossingh
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson wants to sign Chelsea player Frank Lampard in the summer, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Lampard, 34, will be able to leave the London club at the end of the season on a free transfer. Ferguson has been “a long-term admirer,” of the former England player, the paper said.
United is also targeting Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski for a summer transfer, with the club willing to pay as much as 16 million pounds ($26 million).
Chelsea may lose out on signing Brazilian midfielder Taison in a deal worth 11 million pounds after three other clubs entered the race for the Metalist Kharkiv player, the Daily Mirror reported.
Although Metalist had already agreed on a deal with Chelsea, the club is now asking for more money after Manchester City, Benfica and Shakhtar Donetsk showed their interest.
QPR Lose Out on Remy
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp’s attempt to sign Marseille’s Loic Remy has failed as Newcastle United looks to bring the player in, the Daily Mirror reported.
Redknapp tried to sign Remy when he was managing Tottenham Hotspur, and offered to send Shaun Wright-Phillips to the French team as part of the deal.
The Frenchman is “reluctant” to join QPR and prefers to move to Newcastle, even though the London club was offering better terms, the paper said.
Biglia to Arsenal?
Arsenal may pay as much as 8 million pounds for Anderlecht’s Argentina international Lucas Biglia to strengthen the club’s midfield, the Independent reported.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger last weekend said he wants to sign “one of two players,” in the January transfer window.