EPL Transfer Watch - Ronaldo leaving?

2015-05-22 14:14

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22 May 14:17  

PSG TO MAKE RONALDO MOVE?

Marca report that PSG are interested in Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese sensation remains keen to stay with Los Blancos as he eyes Raul's all-time goalscoring record.

€125 million for Ronaldo? That might change Real Madrid's stance on CR7's availability...

22 May 14:15  

PULIS OPENS DOOR FOR BERAHINO TO LEAVE 

Tony Pulis says star striker Saido Berahino can leave West Bromwich Albion if the deal is right...

"If he plays well at this club then a top four club might come in and West Brom will not stop him as long as the deal is right" Pulis told the press today.

22 May 12:11  

BARCA AFTER RAMSEY?

The Sun report that, despite their ban on transfers, Barcelona will attempt to sign Aaron Ramsey.

The Catalan giants will reportedly offer Arsene Wenger £50 million for the Welsh midfielder. 

Would you believe it that Barcelona have bought EIGHT Gunners since 2000 - will Ramsey be number nine?!

22 May 11:46  

WENGER NOT SWEATING ON SUMMER EXITS

"All our players want to stay here at Arsenal this summer. I have no concerns at all." said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the last league match of the season.


22 May 11:45  

EZEQUIEL LAVEZZI SNUBS LIVERPOOL, AGREES SPURS MOVE

PSG's star forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has snubbed a chance to join Liverpool according to Italian reports.

Lavezzi will instead join Tottenham Hotspur on a four year deal, which has been "agreed in principle".

Lavezzi scored 8 goals in 30 appearances for PSG this season.

22 May 11:36  

DANI ALVES REJECTS BARCELONA OFFER

Manchester United target (and a host of other Premier League clubs) Dani Alves has reportedly snubbed the latest offer from Barcelona.

The Brazil right back is set for a move abroad after failing to be persuaded to stay on at the Nou Camp.

An official word from Alves is expected on Tuesday.

22 May 11:33  

LEIVA OUT, MILNER IN AT ANFIELD

Lucas Leiva could be heading for the Anfield exit door after reports surfaced of interest from the Serie A.

Inter Milan and Napoli (coached by former Reds manager Rafa Benitez) could move for the Brazilian.

Liverpool may let Lucas leave if they manage to secure the free transfer of England and Manchester City midfielder James Milner.

Lucas signed for Liverpool in 2007.

22 May 11:29  

LOUIS VAN GAAL EYES MOVE FOR BAYERN STAR

Bastian Schweinsteiger reportedly tops the Manchester United midfield transfer wishlist.

The 30-year-old German international is currently in a contract "stand off" with his club, something that Van Gaal is looking to exploit in the summer.

"I am in no hurry to renew,” Schweinsteiger said recently.

“It is not something that bothers me because I have a year left before it expires.

The same media outlet reports that Mats Hummels is still on the Manchester United radar despite contrary reports earlier in the week.

22 May 11:23  

LAMELA BACK TO SERIE A?

Juventus are lining up a move for Argentine playmaker Erik Lamela.

Lamela has struggled since joining Tottenham Hotspur two seasons ago.

The Italian champions are looking for a creative spark and may tempt Spurs into ending their Lamela experiment with a £25 million bid.

21 May 13:49  

CITY AFTER ENGLISH STRIKER

Manchester City are interested in England U21 star striker Sadio Berahino.

The West Bromwich star will cost in the region of £20 million.

21 May 13:37  

KANE HAPPY TO BE IN ENGLAND U21 SQUAD

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been named in England Under-21s' provisional 27-man squad for this year's European Championship, but Manchester United's Luke Shaw was left out.

Kane tweeted his happiness at being included in the squad despite his club manager reportedly want his star striker to rest in the summer. 

21 May 13:35  

CHELSEA, CITY AFTER BARCELONA STAR?

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song could make a move to Manchester City or Chelsea.

The Daily Mail report that the former Arsenal midfielder could make a move to one of the last two champions of England.

Song has performed well at West Ham this season and qualifies as a homegrown player.

21 May 13:28  

POCHETTINO WANTS TO KEEP LAMELA

Mauricio Pochettino reportedly wants to offload four players in the summer but Erik Lamela is not among that list.

Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Vlad Chiriches all on the way out if the Mirror is to be believed.

Argetine Erik Lamela is the club's record signing at £30 million.

21 May 13:25  

STERLING TO UNITED? 

Manchester United have entered the race to sign Liverpool's Raheem Sterling.

The Red Devils have reportedly asked their arch-rivals for his asking price but according to The Telegraph "The Merseyside club instantly rebuffed the inquiry from Old Trafford, making it clear that they have no wish to sell the 20-year-old and would certainly never do business with United."

Manchester United fans, would you like to sign Sterling despite his Liverpool background?

21 May 13:23  

ZIDANE: STEVIE G REMINDED ME OF MYSELF 

French legend Zinedine Zidane has echoed the chorus of those praising outgoing Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard.

"He's a player that I really thought a lot of, I had a lot of time for him and rated him. I can't say that about everyone," Zidane told the club's television channel.

"Why did I like him so much? Perhaps there was something about him that reminded me a little bit of myself."

"He made a lot of noise out there on the field but was quiet off it, meaning that he was someone down to earth and grounded away from the game who just said what needed to be said.

"He preferred to do his talking on the field, using his voice, his combative spirit and above all his ability on the ball that could make the difference in a game."

21 May 12:40  

EVERTON'S NEW STRIP

Check out the 2015/16 Everton home strip

21 May 12:39   FONTE THE BIG WINNER AT SAINTS AWARDS
21 May 12:37  

STERLING NOT RENEWING HIS CONTRACT

Bad news for Liverpool fans...

21 May 12:19  

AND THE WAG OF THE YEAR IS...

Her husband may not be a regular starter for his club but this WAG would be arguably first on any best XI WAGs teamsheet!

Introducing Misse Beqiri!

The 25-year-old supermodel is the (much) better half of Manchester United goalkeeper, Anders Lindegaard.

The stunning Swede stole the show at the Manchester United player awards when she upstaged all fellow WAGs by turning up in a trouser suit without much else!

21 May 10:58  

SAM ALLARDYCE FACING THE SACK

Despite finishing in mid-table, reports continue to circulate that West Ham United will look to replace manager Sam Allardyce in the summer.

21 May 10:55  

HUMMELS REJECTS RED DEVILS

Germany defender Mats Hummels has ended speculation about a possible transfer to Manchester United by confirming he will play for Borussia Dortmund next season, according to a report on Thursday.

20 May 15:11  

BALE GOING...NOWHERE - SPANISH EXPERT

Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague says that Gareth Bale is set to disappoint Manchester United and City by staying with the 10 time Champions League winners.

Bale is unhappy in Spain but both he and the club do not want a summer move.

"Bale is not going anywhere this summer and will still be at Real next season, although both his position and role in the team have to change." said Balague.

20 May 15:08  

PSG STAR MAKES POGBA PLEA

Paul Pogba may be the most wanted player in the game right now and will have his pick of elite clubs to join in the summer - should (1) a big enough offer come in for him and (2) should he wish to move on from Juventus.

A return to PSG may interest the France star and now a national teammate has offered Pogba some wise words of advice...

"If I have some advice to give Paul Pogba, it is, 'Come to Paris!'" said PSG's Blaise Matuidi.

20 May 13:23  

SHERWOOD EYEING BENTEKE REPLACEMENT

With a number of clubs looking to sign Christian Benteke, Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood will move for Charlie Austin if Benteke indeed moves on.

Austin has bagged 17 goals for QPR this season and with QPR being relegated, may be sold in the summer for the right price.

Villa may demand up to £30 million for their Belgian striker, allowing Villa to make a move for Austin as a direct replacement. 

20 May 13:03  

WENGER STILL LOOKING FOR A DM

Despite the stellar season Francis Coquelin has had since returning from Charlton on loan, Arsene Wenger is still looking to bring a defensive midfielder to the Emirates in the summer.

Just how good has Coquelin been since returning? 

"If we had bought Coquelin at Christmas for £40m, everyone would say, ‘What a signing.’ I am sorry he didn’t cost any money. He is still a good player.” said Arsene Wenger

20 May 12:57  

FAN POLL: HAVE YOUR SAY

On Sport24.co.za, the question being asked is: "With the season all but done, are you happy with your side's performance?"

Currently, "I'm delighted. we're back in Europe!" is leading with 41% of the votes!

20 May 12:55  

CITY AFTER LIGUE 1 STAR

Manchester City are reportedly keen to bring Alexandre Lacazette to the Premier League next season.

Liverpool and PSG have also been creditied with an interested in the Ligue 1 star.

Lacazette factfile:

Age: 23-year-old 

Position: Striker

Club: Lyon

Goals this season: 27

Award: French Player of the Year award 

20 May 12:51  

REAL MADRID PLAYERS SPEAK OUT

Carlo Ancelotti faces a nervous wait to see if he will remain in charge of Real Madrid next season.

Current Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp's name has been thrown into the mix but who do the player's want to manage them next season?

20 May 12:47  

STERLING ADMIRERS' LIST GROWS

Liverpool contract rebel Raheem Sterling has no shortage of potential destinations should manager Brendan Rodgers decide to cash in on the player who has two seasons left on his current deal.

According to Bild, Bayern Munich are keen on the English youngster while several other English media outlets are reporting that Arsenal and Manchester City are interested in signing Sterling this summer.

The fee? £40 million is the figure most talked about...

20 May 11:08  

FIVE IN THE RUNNING TO REPLACE DAVID DE GEA

Manchester United appear to be preparing for life without Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea but which goalkeepers are in the running to replace him?

20 May 11:07  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IKER CASILLAS

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas turned 34 on Wednesday with uncertainty still clouding his future with the European champions and Real reportedly lining up David De Gea as his replacement.

20 May 11:05  

FALCAO DROPS (ANOTHER) EXIT HINT

Radamel Falcao's latest social media post is another hint that his time at Manchester United is done...

20 May 08:08  

SINCLAIR A VILLIAN

Scott Sinclair has completed his permanent move to Aston Villa from Manchester City on a four-year deal after a successful loan spell.


19 May 14:09  

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE FOR XAVI

Barcelona's captain Xavi Hernandez will leave the club he has served since boyhood for Qatari side Al Sadd at the end of this season, his father has said.

His father Joaquin Hernandez told the Cope radio station Xavi had decided "the moment has come to say goodbye".


19 May 14:06  

CARRAGHER LASHES OUT AT CONTRACT REBEL

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has come under a withering attack from Jamie Carragher over his apparent reluctance to sign a reported £100 000 pounds per week contract. 

The 20-year-old England international's future at Liverpool is clouded in uncertainty with British media reports on Tuesday suggesting Sterling is poised to request a transfer.

With Liverpool insisting Sterling is not for sale, the saga is bound to rumble on into the summer and Jamie Carragher, now a television pundit, said he should be embarrassed to walk into training this week and suggested a change of agent.

"I'd be embarrassed to walk into training tomorrow and show my face to everyone; even the lady on the reception," said the former Liverpool defender.

19 May 14:05  

QPR DOWN BUT RAMSEY STAYING PUT

Chris Ramsey has been appointed as the head coach of Queens Park Rangers on a permanent basis, the relegated Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Ramsey, 53, was placed in temporary charge following Harry Redknapp's resignation in February and although he could not prevent the west London club succumbing to relegation, he has been given a three-year deal.

19 May 14:04  

STERLING'S FUTURE NOT DECIDED 

The agent of Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling said on Tuesday that media reports his client will ask to leave the club have been "blown somewhat out of proportion".

19 May 14:03  

STERLING MOVE IN THE MAKING?

Arsene Wenger was coy when asked if was interested in signing Sterling during a press conference on Tuesday.

The Arsenal boss failed to land Luis Suarez but will he be more successful in pursuit of Sterling?

19 May 11:37  

XAVI MOVE ALL BUT DONE

AS report that legendary Barcelona midfielder is set to call time on his Nou Camp career.

19 May 11:36  

MOURINHO POWERLESS TO STOP CECH DEPARTING 

“If it’s in my hands he would never go, would never go to big clubs with fantastic teams. Big candidates to win the Premier League. I would never let him go." Mourinho told talkSPORT.

With that being said, where will Petr Cech be playing next season?

Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG or another destination?

19 May 11:25  

DZEKO THE MAN FOR RODGERS?

Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko is reportedly a top target for Liverpool.

The Manchester City striker will cost any interested club around £25 million due to his current deal with the 2013/14 Premier League champions only expiring in 20178.

19 May 11:23  

MILNER OFF?

James Milner is reportedly considering a move away from the Eastlands.

The England international is a free agent in the summer and is being courted by both Arsenal and Liverpool.

"City are desperate to keep Milner and are tempting the 29-year-old with a four-year deal worth up to £165,000 a week, with bonuses and incentives." says the Daily Star but Milner is ready to quit Manchester City.

Milner has made 44 appearances in all competitions this season (27 starts). 

19 May 11:00  

STERLING HOPE FOR REDS FANS

The story has been blown somewhat out of proportion," the player's agent, Aidy Ward, said in a statement to talkSPORT.

Sterling will reportedly sit down for talks with Liverpool this week.

Could Liverpool yet keep hold of their star player?

19 May 10:56  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ANDREA PIRLO

We break from transfer stories to wish the most incredible footballer a happy birthday!

19 May 08:42  

DEPAY EDGES CLOSER TO UNITED MOVE

Netherlands forward Memphis Depay has completed his medical with Manchester United as he moves closer to officially completing his transfer to Old Trafford, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

19 May 08:38  

STERLING ROCKS REDS WITH EXIT DEMAND

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling is set to rock the Premier League club by telling them he wants to leave in the close-season, according to reports.

Is this the end of the road for Sterling as a Liverpool player?

18 May 13:04  

DE BRUYNE "UNSELLABLE"

Wolfsburg are intent on keeping Manchester City, Bayern Munich and PSG target and former Chelsea midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne.

Last week, De Bruyne hinted that he could depart the Bundesliga. but the club has other ideas...

"At the moment, I'd call him unsellable," the club's CEO told German TV show Doppelpass.

De Bruyne has scored 15 goals and claimed 26 assists in all competitions for Wolfsburg, alerting all major European clubs to his talent.

18 May 12:59  

DON'T GO BERAHINO!

Tony Pulis wants striker Saido Berahino to at West Bromwich Albion next season.

After a breakout season at The Hawthorns, speculation continues to link the 21-year-old star with a summer exit.

Berahino has scored 12 league goals this season.

"I think the kid should stay,” said Pulis. 

18 May 12:47  

VIDAL RUMOUR MILL STARTS AGAIN

Gazzetta dello Sport report that Juventus Arturo Vidal will be pursued by Liverpool.

Liverpool are looking at a host of players to replace outgoing captain, Steven Gerrard, who leaves the club in the summer.

Manchester United have been monitoring the player for two seasons but could their arch-rivals beat them to the signature of the talented Chilean.

18 May 12:45  

BURNLEY TO LOSE INGS?

Relegated Burnley are resigned to losing top scorer Danny Ings when his contract expires at the end of the season, manager Sean Dyche said, with a host of clubs keen to sign the England Under-21 striker.

"You can never give 100 per cent guarantees. It's probable that was a farewell from Danny though," Dyche said following a goalless draw with Stoke City on Saturday in their final home game of the season.

Manchester United and Liverpool have reportedly shown interest in the striker.

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