Manchester United are back on the trail of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos after the pair put in transfer requests, while Angelo Ogbonna is also a target for United and Man City.
UNITED PREPARE £115m DOUBLE BID FOR RONALDO & RAMOS
Manchester United will make a £115m double swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos in the summer, according to reports in Spain.
Fichajes claim that United are prepared to put up the cash to land the experienced duo, who were both linked to United last summer.
Ronaldo, 31, and 29-year-old defender Sergio Ramos have handed in transfer requests at the Spanish club, according to Sport and United will immediately start to work on the transfers as they look to add some experience to their squad for next season.
PREM PAIR BATTLE FOR HAMMERS ACE
The Times claim Manchester City and Manchester United could have to battle it out with each other after they targeted West Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna.
Ogbonna, 27, has become a key member of West Ham’s defence since he arrived for £8.5m from Juventus in the summer and he has caught the eye of the Manchester duo.
United have been impressed by Ogbonna’s physicality and strength, according to the paper. They are believed to have tried to bring Ogbonna to Old Trafford back in 2012 before the defender moved from Torino to Juventus for £10m a year later.
Manchester City are also believed to be interested in the player.
AND THE REST
Manchester United’s interest in a £62m move for Napoli’s 28-year-old Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain is now rivalled by a potential bid from Liverpool. (Daily Star)
Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 28, says he would like to return to play in his homeland at some stage of his career. (El Grafico)
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to bring in Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino or Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri to replace Zidane if his side fail to win the Champions League this season. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)
Chelsea have held talks with the representatives of Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, who has been recommended by the London club’s prospective new manager Antonio Conte, and established the 25-year-old has a £31m buyout clause. (Times)
Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group “underestimated how poor the playing squad was” when they bought the club in 2010. The revelation came during a legal battle between Mill Financial, Royal Bank of Scotland and former Reds co-owner George Gillett. (Liverpool Echo)
Aston Villa’s players believe manager Remi Garde will leave the club in the summer following the club’s seemingly inevitable relegation from the Premier League. (Daily Mirror)
Valencia are keen to appoint Gary Neville as their permanent manager on a two-year contract, with the Mestalla club set to speak to the ex-Manchester United defender about potential signings. (Daily Mirror)
Borussia Dortmund want to sell £23m midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 25, a player that Arsenal are interested in. (Bild)