Chelsea to Bid for Roma’s De Rossi, Mirror Says: Soccer Roundup

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

De Rossi Bid

Chelsea plans to bid 10 million pounds ($15.3 million) to sign AS Roma midfielder Daniele de Rossi, the Daily Mirror reported.

De Rossi is “increasingly disaffected” at Roma after falling out with supporters, the Mirror said.

Ronaldo Stays

Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out returning to Manchester United for now, the Guardian reported.

The Real Madrid forward, who moved to Spain for a record 80 million pounds in 2009, said he is “really, really happy” playing in La Liga, according to the newspaper.

City Striker

Manchester City may pay as much as 28 million pounds to sign Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, the Daily Express reported.

City spent 15 million pounds to acquire his former Sevilla teammate Jesus Navas earlier in the offseason, the Express said.

QPR Move

Queens Park Rangers wants to sign Tottenham’s Scott Parker, the London Evening Standard reported.

Tottenham is asking for about 2 million pounds to trade the 32-year-old, who is also attracting interest from Sunderland and Fulham, the Standard said.

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