Gossip column: Ronaldo, Lavezzi, Hazard, Gerrard, Coloccini

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Manchester United have an offer ready to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid and the Portuguese, 29, is considering a return to Old Trafford. (Sky Sports) 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo signed a five-year contract 12 months ago

United's hopes of signing Ronaldo have been boosted by Paris St-Germain ruling out a move for the forward. (Daily Star) 

Liverpool could move for Ezequiel Lavezzi as the Argentina forward, 29, faces up to his limited playing time at Paris St-Germain. Lavezzi has been a substitute in each of the French champions' opening three league matches. (Daily Express) 


Chelsea's Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard is close to signing a new five-year deal worth £200,000-a-week. The Blues are hopeful a new contract will end Paris St-Germain's hopes of signing the 23-year-old. (Daily Mail) 

Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini, 32, will be a surprise contender for the role of manager should club owner Mike Ashley fire current boss Alan Pardew. (Daily Telegraph) 

Daily Telegraph

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Former Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has emerged as a surprise front runner to take over as manager at Leeds United, who fired Dave Hockaday in August. (Daily Mirror) 

Everton want to build a new stadium at Walton Hall Park, around a mile away from Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo) 

James Milner, 28, insists Manchester City can win the Champions League as they prepare to prepare to take part in the competition for the fourth time. (Guardian) 

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, says it will be a "major, major disappointment" if the Reds do not get beyond the last 16 of the Champions League. (Daily Mail) 

Southampton midfielder Jack Cork, 25, who was linked with Crystal Palace in the summer, wants to extend his contract with the Saints beyond the end of the season. (Sky Sports) 

Wolfsburg striker Nicklas Bendtner, 26, has criticised his former club Arsenal, saying his last year spent with the Gunners was "wasted". (Daily Mirror) 

West Ham United winger Stewart Downing, 30, believes he may have to wait until Roy Hodgson is no longer England manager to be recalled into the national squad. (Evening Standard) 


Thomas Vermaelen is still waiting for his Barcelona debut after joining from Arsenal last month and the Belgium defender, 28, is even struggling to get his car into the Nou Camp, taking more than two minutes to make the turn down a tunnel to the players' car park. (Daily Mail)