Cristiano Ronaldo apparently has ‘no intention’ of rejoining Manchester United, while Chelsea and West Ham are said to be tracking Genoa midfielder Riccardo Mandragora.
RONALDO HAS ‘NO INTENTION’ OF REJOINING MAN UTD
Cristiano Ronaldo will join Paris Saint-Germain rather than Manchester United if he quits Real Madrid next summer, according to The Sun.
The tabloid claims to have been told by ‘top PSG sources’ that Ronaldo has given them his word that they are the only club he will leave the Bernabeu for. He has ‘no intention’ of rejoining United, it is claimed.
The 30-year-old would apparently prefer to stay at Real but is ‘certain to quit’ if Rafael Benitez carries on as manager – or if Jose Mourinho makes an unlikely return to the club.
The Sun quotes the source as saying: “Cristiano has told those closest to him that he wants to stay at Real.
“But if for one reason or another he leaves then he will only go to PSG. The decision has been taken and he was in no mood to entertain any other clubs.
“He wants to live in France, he likes Laurent Blanc, he has a great relationship with Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the club president and he knows life in Paris will simply be sensational for him.”
AND THE REST
Chelsea and West Ham are among the clubs interested in 18-year-old Genoa midfielder Rolando Mandragora (Calciomercato)
Lazio are keen to sign Chelsea defender Papy Djilobodji on loan in January (Calciomercato)
Manchester United scouts were watching Fiorentina’s Borja Valero as well as FC Basel forward Breel Embolo in the Europa League tie between the sides on Thursday (Blick)
Stoke City could be set to swoop for Werder Bremen striker Anthony Ujah, 25, who has four Nigeria caps (Daily Mirror)
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce faces stiff competition from Italy – and a £7million price tag – to sign Olympiacos left-back Arthur Masuaku (Daily Mirror)
West Ham could be ready to revive their interest in Inter Milan full-back Danilo D’Ambrosio (Daily Mirror)
Barcelona have made it clear they have no interest in taking back Aston Villa teenager Adama Traore (Daily Mirror)
Serie A sides AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Bologna are interested in Leicester City forward Andrej Kramaric (Sky Sport Italia)
Newcastle United have no immediate plans to sack Steve McClaren (various)
Harry Redknapp is in the frame for the Newcastle United job following their defeat at Crystal Palace (Daily Mirror)