Lionel Messi led Argentina to a third straight win at the World Cup, papering over what some opponents say is the two-time champion’s defensive frailty.
Barcelona agreed to sign Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano and may trade striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan for as much as 40 million euros ($50.8 million).
European and Italian champion Inter Milan is preparing to offer Liverpool about 20 million pounds ($31 million) for midfielder Javier Mascherano, the Daily Express said.
Premier League head Richard Scudamore wants the world soccer to follow his lead by banning investment funds from buying shares in players, a $3 billion-a- year market. His opponents say the plan won’t work.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
"We had the best chances but we did not take them."
- Javier Mascherano on Jul 13, 2014