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Sneijder Will Leave Inter Milan, Guardian Says: Soccer Roundup

December 04, 2012

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

Sneijder Alert

Wesley Sneijder will leave Inter Milan after the Dutch midfielder rejected demands that he reduce his wages, and Manchester City and Manchester United are interested in signing the player, the Guardian said.

The 28-year-old may be available for as little as 15 million euros ($20 million), down from the 35 million euros that Inter demanded from United in 2011, the newspaper said.

Sneijder wants to move to AC Milan, but the English clubs may be willing to meet his salary requests, the newspaper said.

United Waits

Manchester United will have to wait to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski after coach Jurgen Klopp said he won’t sell the Polish national team member in next month’s transfer window, the Sun said.

United manager Alex Ferguson has watched Lewandowski several times, and German newspapers speculated that Ferguson has agreed to pay 12 million pounds ($19 million) for the 24- year-old, the Sun said.

Sturridge Demands

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is demanding 80,000 pounds a week to move to Liverpool, the Daily Mirror said.

Liverpool is talking to the Blues about the 23-year-old, but Reds executives are becoming concerned that he might not be worth the investment because he’s only scored 5 times in 12 months, the newspaper said.

Sturridge had more success when he was playing in a wide role, and is asking Liverpool to play him in the middle as a striker, the newspaper said.

Gunning for Ba

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will try to sign Newcastle striker Demba Ba next month when a 7.5 million-pound release clause is activated, the Sun said.

Wenger will offer 60,000 pounds a week plus bonuses for the 27-year-old, the newspaper said.

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