England soccer manager Roy Hodgson gave Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez a first call-up to the national squad for games against Chile and Germany.
Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney were named in the England soccer squad for its last two World Cup qualifying matches against Montenegro and Poland.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
The following is a roundup of sports stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Bolton has agreed on a transfer fee with Chelsea for Gary Cahill, Wanderers manager Owen Coyle said.
Bolton Wanderers may sell top players such as Gary Cahill in January as the Premier League soccer team seeks to balance its books after annual losses more than doubled to 35.4 million pounds ($57 million).
Chelsea’s billionaire owner Roman Abramovich learned last night that success on the soccer field can come when you least expect it.
Arsenal and Manchester City have been told they can sign Bolton defender Gary Cahill for 17 million pounds ($27.5 million) this summer, the Daily Mirror said.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill may miss the F.A. Cup and Champions League finals because of a hamstring injury, the Daily Express said.
"I think every player involved in the football club hopes that he stays but he's obviously got his own decisions to make."
- Gary Cahill on May 20, 2012