Suarez is Going Nowhere, Liverpool Owner Says: RoundupDanielle Rossingh
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will not be sold to Arsenal or anyone else, club owner John Henry told U.K. media including the Guardian.
Henry described the idea of the Uruguayan leaving Anfield for Arsenal following a bid of 40,000,001 pounds ($62 million) from the Gunners as “ludicrous.”
“We’re not in Europe this year and have not been in the Champions League for a while,” Henry said. “To sell to a rival for those positions, or one of them, would be ludicrous. Liverpool needs to be playing in Europe. It needs to be playing in the Champions League. That’s what Liverpool football club is about.”
Henry added the club also won’t have enough time to find a suitable replacement should Suarez go so late in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal may boost its bid for Suarez to 51 million pounds, the Daily Star reported.
Manchester United may make a final offer of 40 million pounds for Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas after two previous bids were turned down, the Daily Star reported. Fabregas yesterday said he was happy at Barcelona and that winning with the club was a childhood dream.
Everton will reject any formal offers from Manchester United for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines, the Guardian reported.
New United manager David Moyes, a former Everton manager, is considering making a 30 million pound bid for the pair.
Brazilian Wonder Kid
Brazilian teenager Victor Andrade, who plays for Santos, has sparked the interest of Premier League clubs Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, the Daily Express said.
Andrade, who first played for Santos when he was 16 years old and has been dubbed the “new Neymar” in Brazil, hasn’t signed a new contract yet with Santos.