Gossip column: Ronaldo, Ancelotti, Seedorf, Lanzini, Klopp, Bale – BBC Sport
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, 30, has been offered the chance to end his career in the Chinese Super League.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, will not be leaving the Bernabeu to rejoin Manchester United, according to his agent.
(Canal+, via Daily Express)
Ronaldo is more likely to join French side Paris St-Germain than move back to Old Trafford if he does opt to leave the Bernabeu.
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, 34, says Sir Alex Ferguson was certain Ronaldo would one day return to the club.
(BBC Radio 5 live)
Carlo Ancelotti, 56, is open to the possibility of returning to Real Madrid as manager, despite being sacked at the end of last season and replaced by Rafael Benitez.
(Rai via Daily Mirror)
Manchester United have declared their interest in 19-year-old Fulham forward Moussa Dembele.
(Get French Football News, via Daily Express)
The Red Devils are also interested in Leeds United midfielder Lewis Cook, 18. Liverpool, Stoke and Bournemouth are also monitoring the England Under-20 international.
Liverpool are expected to make a bid for Empoli striker Riccardo Saponara, 23, next summer.
(La Nazione, via Talksport)
Bayer Leverkusen’s Lars Bender, 26, and Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho, 23, are on Arsenal’s shortlist of January transfer options to cover for injured midfielder Francis Coquelin.
The Gunners are ready to make a January offer for 22-year-old Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi, who has scored 27 goals in 48 games for the Serie A side.
(Tuttosport, via Calciomercato)
Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi, 19, is a loan target for Reading and Birmingham.
West Ham’s on-loan forward Manuel Lanzini, 22, says being linked with a move to Liverpool is “an absolute honour”.
Newcastle United have held talks with former AC Milan player and coach Clarence Seedorf, 39, about potentially replacing Steve McClaren as manager.
Boca Juniors striker Jonathan Calleri could be sold in the January transfer window. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to Chelsea.
(Radio America, via Daily Star)
Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish is hoping to have the deal to sell a sizeable shareholding to American investors in place before Christmas.
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Real Madrid have won more European Cups than any other club (10) and their status as the continent’s most dominant team has been underlined by a
table tweeted by the official Champions League account,
which awards three points for every win in the competition. Manchester United are England’s best-placed club, in fourth.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been given a lesson in how to speak ‘Scouse’ by nine-year-old Reds fan Isaac in a video the club
posted on their official Facebook page.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has commissioned the construction of a three-hole golf course in the garden of his home in Wales. Each hole will be a replica of one from a famous course: the Postage Stamp at Troon, the 11th at Augusta, home of The Masters, and the 17th at Sawgrass.
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says Jurgen Klopp has hugged all of the players at Liverpool and admits the hugs give him “a good feeling”.
(BBC Radio 5 live)
West Brom-themed clothes pegs and a Manchester City-branded garden thermometer are just two of the Premier League Christmas presents available this year.