Arsenal Has $45 Million Suarez Bid Rejected: Soccer RoundupDan Baynes
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
Suarez Bid Rejected
Arsenal had a club-record bid of about 30 million pounds ($44.6 million) for striker Luis Suarez rejected by Liverpool, the Daily Telegraph reported.
If the Gunners increase their offer to 40 million pounds, Suarez could seek permission to speak to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the Telegraph added.
According to the Daily Express, Arsenal is unlikely to return with an improved offer for Suarez. Chelsea is also considering a move for the Uruguayan, the Telegraph said.
Higuain May Stay
Gonzalo Higuain’s future is still undecided as Arsenal tries to sign the Real Madrid striker for 23 million pounds, the Sun reported.
Real’s new manager, Carlo Ancelotti, plans to meet with the Argentine to work out his future and sees a place for Higuain in his team, the Sun added.
Barcelona striker David Villa may sign for Tottenham Hotspur as early as this week after reaching a preliminary agreement with the London club, the Daily Mirror reported.
The teams now need to agree on a fee for the 31-year-old, with Spurs still short of meeting Barca’s asking price of 8.6 million pounds, the newspaper added.
Borussia to Bayern
Manchester United and Chelsea missed out on signing Robert Lewandowski as Borussia Dortmund manager Juergen Klopp confirmed the Polish striker will join Bayern Munich after his contract expires next year, the Daily Mail reported.
“It is a known fact that Robert is going to play for Bayern after the upcoming season,” the Mail cited Klopp as telling German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.