Moyes Gets $81 Million Transfer Budget, Guardian Says: Roundup

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

Moyes Gets Money

Manchester United manager David Moyes will be given about 50 million pounds ($81.2 million) to spend on strengthening his squad in the January transfer window, the Guardian reported.

Moyes is considering moves for Leighton Baines of Everton and Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera, the newspaper added.

Tracking Targets

United also is tracking Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, who has a 37.8 million-pound buyout clause in his contract, the Daily Mirror reported.

Red Bull Salzburg center-back Martin Hinteregger, a 21-year-old who’s set to break into the Austrian national team, is a January target for United, the Daily Star reported.

Beckham Back to MLS

David Beckham is in final negotiations with his co-investors to return to Major League Soccer as the owner of a new franchise in Miami, the Daily Mail reported.

The ex-England captain had a clause in his original contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy allowing him to buy an MLS team with a 25 percent discount and is close to settling on Florida, where the league is keen to expand, the Mail added.

Argentine Prospect

Liverpool and Manchester City are among clubs to have inquired about Argentine prospect Luciano Vietto after monitoring the teenage forward’s development for more than a year, the same newspaper reported.

The 19-year-old Vietto, who plays for Buenos Aires-based Racing Club, also has been scouted by Real Madrid and Juventus, the Mail added.

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