Chelsea Players Concerned Ancelotti May Quit, Sun Says: Soccer Roundup
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
The newspaper said the team’s French-speaking players are allegedly blaming others for the club’s stuttering performance. The Blues are winless in the last five Premier League games and have slipped from first to fourth.
Chelsea last season won the F.A. Cup and Premier League under the Italian coach, who’s been in London for 18 months.
Dzeko to Go?
His German team blocked an earlier move by refusing to lower its 45 million-pound ($71 million) price tag for the Bosnian. City wants him to replace or team up with Carlos Tevez, the newspaper said.
The defender’s contract runs out at the end of the season, and he may have played his last match for Newcastle. The team will have two suspended defenders available for this weekend’s match at Birmingham, the newspaper said.
Bayern Wants Baines
Everton coach David Moyes is “desperate” to keep the in- form left-back, who signed a new five-year deal at the end of last season, the paper said.
Parker, who made two appearances for South Africa at this year’s World Cup, is on trial at Leicester after he failed to make a mark at Dutch team FC Twente.
Former West Ham midfielder Danny Uchechi has joined Leicester on a trial basis, the paper said.
Allardyce’s Desert Dreams
He’s booked a flight to Dubai to do television work and to put himself on the market for a job.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at firstname.lastname@example.org.