How this can still be an ‘exclusive’ is a mystery to us. Honestly, it’s boring the very c*cks and tits off us here at Football365…
RONALDO TO MAN UNITED
Quite how this can still be called an ‘exclusive’ by anybody at all is an utter mystery. For what feels like the 427th time in the last 12 months, Manchester United ‘are on alert amid claims that Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid next summer’. The price mentioned on this particular occasion is £90m and the newspaper in question is the Daily Mirror, who say that ‘the forward is ready for a new challenge’. Does his old club really count as a ‘new challenge’?
The Mirror do say that Madrid would want a world-record £90m (which they would probably get from PSG) but that £70m might do the trick. Hmmm. Even at 30, we suspect that Ronaldo – whose physique means he could play at the highest level for another seven or eight years – would cost more than £70m.
NAPOLI WANT ROJO
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the man Napoli want to solve their defensive problems is Marcos Rojo, which is a shame as Manchester United kind of need Rojo to solve the problem caused by the horrific double leg break to Luke Shaw. But undeterred, the Italian side will apparently make their move in January.
We told you yesterday that Rojo’s future at Manchester United had been saved by late ‘crunch talks’ after he had been offered to Monaco as part of the Antony Martial deal.
CARVAJAL OR FLORENZI TO CHELSEA
The idea is that Chelsea need a new right-back (Branislav Ivanovic is out of form and soon to be out of contract) and Italian gossip maestros Tuttomercatoweb are on hand with two names – Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal and Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi.
Carvajal has recently signed a new contract at Real despite the arrival of Brazilian Danilo so a mooted £14m move looks unlikely, so a £16m-plus move for Florenzi makes rather more sense.
AND THE REST
Tottenham are keeping an eye on Red Star Belgrade’s 17-year-old Serbia striker Luka Jovic who is valued at £6m…Sheffield Wednesday are interested in signing Sunderland striker Danny Graham, 30, on loan and are willing to cover his wages…Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has asked the board to complete the January transfer of Michy Batshuayi (according to Fichajes, which is why we have largely ignored it).