Arsenal returned to the top of English soccer’s Premier League yesterday with a 1-1 draw at West Brom.
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka will join China’s Shanghai Shenhua with a contract that may make him among the world’s best-paid soccer players.
France striker Nicolas Anelka was sent home from the World Cup after he insulted coach Raymond Domenech during the team’s 2-0 loss to Mexico.
Shanghai Shenhua, the Chinese soccer team that signed Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, may see its players boycott an upcoming match because of a dispute over unpaid wages, the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald reported today, without citing anyone.
Some people might think the hours you spent over the last month sitting around, drinking beer and watching the soccer World Cup being played in South Africa was a waste of valuable time.
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas said striker Nicolas Anelka and defender Alex have asked for transfers, and will be allowed to leave the English Premier League club next month.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is considering an offer to play in China when his contract ends after next season, the Guardian said.
Edwin van der Sar is looking to end his soccer career with one more Champions League title. His Manchester United teammates are asking him for one more year.
Five members of the 2010 French World Cup team will appear in front of a disciplinary committee for their role in a players’ strike during the tournament.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.