Manchester United have received offers from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, with a price tag to be set this summer as the Spanish club look to take advantage of United’s financial problems.
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The chairman, Anthony Hussey, is working with a loan team who can snap up Ronaldo if United fail to agree terms in the summer and, the club are desperately hoping, may persuade him to return to Old Trafford after playing in the Champions League final on Saturday week.
The Portuguese forward, who left United for Real in the summer of 2009, has been linked with a £700,000-a-week move to the club with the England national team captain, Harry Kane, who is said to be interested in playing alongside him at Stamford Bridge and is the target of offers from the Chinese Super League.
Also on the transfer front, Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin says he wants to stay at Goodison Park and he hopes to finish his career at Everton. Schneiderlin, whose contract expires in 2020, said: “I love playing for Everton. I have a good relationship with the gaffer, the fans, the staff and everyone here at the club and I want to end my career here. I have shown that and the fans realise what I’ve done here – scored some great goals, won some trophies.”
West Ham are said to be pressing ahead with plans to sign the Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo on loan in January after the Frenchman’s contract at the Emirates runs out in May.
West Ham are pushing ahead with plans to sign Arsenal’s Yaya Sanogo on loan in January after the Frenchman’s contract runs out in May. Photograph: Jack London/ProSports/Rex/Shutterstock
Crystal Palace have been linked with Derby County’s Tom Ince, but an £8m bid will not be enough to persuade the winger to leave the club. The club’s manager, Roy Hodgson, said: “My instinctive feeling is that Tom Ince will stay. He is a fantastic footballer, with immense character. He scored the goal in the play-off final and I am very fond of him.”
Lambert is confident all is well with Dominic Solanke, despite the forward being made to train with the reserves this week. The 21-year-old has been left out of the first-team squad following his decision to reject an extension to his loan deal with Crystal Palace. “From what we understand it has nothing to do with the loan terms he has signed,” the Palace manager said. “He has to train with the reserves, but he has never had a training session with us.”