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Cristiano Ronaldo: Sporting Lisbon to attempt to re-sign Manchester United forward in January - Paper Talk

Plus: Brighton are ready to sell Moises Caicedo but want £85m for midfielder; Lionel Messi has been ignoring phone calls from Barcelona president Joan Laporta; Barca will try to sign Newcastle's Bruno Guimaraes after giving up on Manchester City's Bernardo Silva

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All the top stories and transfer rumours from Sunday's newspapers...


Manchester United's resolve to keep Cristiano Ronaldo will be tested by Sporting Lisbon in the New Year.

Manchester United are looking to build their own 'hotel football' at the club's Carrington training ground.

Brighton are ready to cash in on Moises Caicedo - but will demand an eye-watering £85m for the talented midfielder.

Raheem Sterling had a "really, really bad time" during Chelsea's defeat to Brighton on Saturday according to former Blues star Pat Nevin, who says the 27-year-old does not deserve a World Cup place on current form.

Raheem Sterling fires Chelsea in front against Leicester
Image: Raheem Sterling has been lining up as a wing-back for Chelsea in recent weeks

Lionel Messi has reportedly been ignoring phone calls from Barcelona president Joan Laporta as he continues to avoid any contact with his former club.

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Cristiano Ronaldo branded his return to Manchester United a "disaster" a new book sensationally claims.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi came 'very close' to playing each other in a £90m All-Stars super-match at Wembley.

Fulham are considering making another move for Arsenal outcast Cedric Soares.

Barcelona will switch their sights to Bruno Guimaraes after admitting defeat in their bid to land Bernardo Silva.

New Aston Villa manager Unai Emery wants to raid former club Villarreal for Nicolas Jackson.

Wolves will launch a new move for Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui and hope to make it third time lucky.

Wayne Rooney's DC United are keeping an eye on Burnley's Belgian winger Manuel Benson.

Blackburn are planning to keep striker Ben Brereton Diaz in the window - even if he leaves for nothing in the summer.

Ben Brereton Diaz scored 22 goals last season in the Championship for Blackburn Rovers
Image: Ben Brereton Diaz's Blackburn contract expires at the end of the season

Shakhtar Donetsk have dealt Arsenal a transfer warning by declaring Mykhaylo Mudryk is valued at over £85m.

Juventus could reportedly be fined a staggering £51m for hiding an alleged secret payment to Cristiano Ronaldo.


Government officials have condemned the Premier League's decision to leave supporters in the lurch with travel chaos over the festive period.

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Arthur Melo's injury is 'really serious', admitting the midfielder will be out 'long-term'.

Manchester United are working on getting Alejandro Garnacho to sign a new contract.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are reportedly set to go head to head for the signing of Palmeiras wonderkid Endrick.

The loan fee Inter Milan paid for Romelu Lukaku has been confirmed - and it is only a fraction of the hefty price Chelsea paid for him last year.

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku celebrates after scores the third goal of his team during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Roma at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Image: Romelu Lukaku returned to Inter Milan after just one season at Chelsea


The prospect of Wasps being back in business has grown significantly after a consortium that includes several distinguished former players had an offer accepted by the club's joint-administrators to buy the men's team and the successful academy.

Wasim Akram has revealed a cocaine addiction landed him in a Lahore rehab facility shortly before the traffic death of his wife.


PSV could be forced to sell Cody Gakpo for as cheap as £25m when the January transfer window opens, according to reports in Holland.

William Saliba chases Cody Gakpo
Image: Cody Gakpo impressed for PSV in their win over Arsenal this week

Sergio Romero has hinted he would love to return to Manchester United during a candid chat with fans outside Old Trafford.


Mauricio Pochettino passed on the Aston Villa manager's job and would have done the same with Villarreal as he holds out for one of the game's elite clubs.

A tussle match between Lucas Moura and a Bournemouth ball boy concluded with the boy being marched away from the sidelines.


Barcelona have added 19 players to their transfer shortlist ahead of the January window opening next year - despite their financial turmoil.


Michael Beale delighted Rangers fans by popping into the Louden Tavern ahead of Saturday's clash with Aberdeen.

Graeme Souness has backed Rangers and Celtic to build a massive shared stadium to join the Premier League elite.


Real Madrid are facing a race to have Karim Benzema fit for their Champions League clash with Celtic on Wednesday.

Italian legend Sebastiano Nela has issued a vicious dig at Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos by insisting he looked three stone overweight when he played Napoli.

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