Gossip column: Ronaldo, Berahino, Ibrahimovic, Pato – BBC Sport
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to spend £80m to bring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, back to Old Trafford, and is planning a £25m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22.
(Sun on Sunday)
Alternatively, United will pay Real Madrid £60m for Ronaldo and give the Portugal forward a £250,000-a-week contract.
(Mail on Sunday)
Paris St-Germain’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, is interested in moving to the Premier League, with Arsenal his club of choice.
Manchester United plan to sign a left-back in January as Luke Shaw, 20, recovers from a broken leg, with Wolfsburg’s Swiss star Ricardo Rodriguez, 23, the latest player to be scouted.
Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, says he wants to stay at Manchester City beyond the end of his contract in 2017 and help turn the Blues into the biggest club in the world.
(Sunday Times – subscription required)
Chelsea want Borussia Dortmund’s Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, as Blues boss Jose Mourinho bids to sign two new strikers.
(Sun on Sunday)
Tottenham are planning to move for Corinthians’ Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato, 26, if they fail to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino.
(Daily Star on Sunday)
Arsenal and Manchester United are battling to bring in Italian defender Daniele Rugani, 21, from Juventus.
Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, 42, has been offered a £10m deal to manage in the Middle East.
Newcastle are keen on £22million-rated Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, but the French club value the 22-year-old Belgian at £35m.
West Ham are planning a move for AC Milan’s Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda, 29.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, 62, says he would pick the same XI that lost 4-1 at home to Liverpool again.
(Manchester Evening News)
Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins, 52, has criticised sections of the media for “sitting waiting” to lambast the club following their rise over the past 12 years.
Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 28, believes the current Tottenham side is the best he has played in, and says the team can push for a Champions League place.
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