30 Dec

Man United confident of beating Chelsea to Ronaldo deal, Real step up Hazard chase – latest gossip

first_img1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United are confident that Cristiano Ronaldo would snub Chelsea to return to Old Trafford. The Red Devils have been alerted by reports that Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich has made Ronaldo his No1 target for next summer. But United are convinced that the pull of an emotional return would win the day and they can match any transfer fee and wage if Ronaldo is allowed to leave Real Madrid. (The Sun)Manchester United have made an initial approach for Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli. Feghouli, 25, is in the final year of his contract at Valencia and would be eligible to sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January. (Metro)Zinedine Zidane has stepped up Real Madrid’s bid to crowbar yet another player out of the Premier League by revealing his admiration for Eden Hazard. Zidane’s overtures to Gareth Bale ended up luring the Welshman away from Spurs two years ago and he looks to have ramped up Real’s attempts to lure Hazard to the Bernabeu with his praise of the Chelsea playmaker. (Daily Mirror)Seydou Doumbia is being tracked by West Ham and Watford. The Premier League pair are keeping an eye on the Ivorian striker, 27, with the January transfer window fast approaching. (The Sun)Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has confirmed he is interested in signing Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong in the January transfer window. The on-loan hitman, 18, has struck 12 goals in 14 games for Coventry in League One and Jackett will pull out all the stops to bring Armstrong to Molineux when his Sky Blues loan expires. (The Sun)Tottenham face a fight with Stoke and Charlton to sign Ebbsfleet winger Shilow Tracey. The 17-year-old has already undergone a trial at Tottenham. But Mark Hughes’ Potters have been tracking him while the Addicks are also aware of his talents. (The Sun)Newcastle United’s forgotten man Yoan Gouffran could be moved on before the November 25 emergency loan deadline, with Charlton Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers among a clutch of Championship clubs showing interest in him. (Newcastle Chronicle)Brighton are heading a queue of Championship clubs eyeing a January move for Australia’s latest star James Meredith. The Bradford defender, 27, made his Socceroos debut against Kyrgyzstan yesterday and Wolves and Reading are also hot on the heels of the ex-Derby kid. (The Sun)Blackburn Rovers are aiming to name Paul Lambert as their new manager by the end of the weekend after holding positive talks with the former Villa boss. (Lancashire Telegraph)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Jose Mourinho could make Real Madrid return next summer, ex-president Ramon Calderon tells talkSPORTMarseille slap £35m price tag on Arsenal and Chelsea targetRoma eye contingency plan if Wojciech Szczesny returns to ArsenalEverton target not heading to Goodison Park…but good enough for BarcelonaUdinese preparing January bid for Watford flop Alessandro DiamantiManchester City transfer news: Juventus and Inter Milan renew interest in Samir NasriInter Milan join Arsenal and West Ham in eyeing move for £8m Turkey star Oguzhan Ozyakup Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more