Football gossip: Ronaldo, Morata, Higuain, Schmeichel, Jorginho, Buffon

Football gossip

Juventus have opened talks with Real Madrid to take Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, to Italy. (Marca - in Spanish)external-link

Chelsea are ready to negotiate a swap deal to send Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, 25, back to former club Juventus in exchange for Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain, 30. (La Gazzetta dello Sport - in Italian)external-link

Premier League clubs hoping to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, are set to be disappointed as the Poland international will stay at the German champions. (Star)external-link

Netherlands defender Daley Blind, 28, would have to take a pay cut to rejoin Ajax from Manchester United this summer. (Telegraph)external-link

Liverpool are expecting a £10m offer for England striker Daniel Sturridge from Turkish club Besiktas. (Star)external-link

Sevilla and France midfielder Steven N'Zonzi, 29, has handed in a transfer request as he tries to push through a move to Arsenal. (Mail)external-link

Huddersfield and Wolves are interested in 22-year-old Middlesbrough winger Adama Traore. The Spaniard has an £18m release clause. (Sun)external-link

Leicester City and Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, 31, will be a target for Chelsea if they sell Belgian Thibaut Courtois, 26, and Roma if they offload Brazil's Alisson, 25. (Sky Sports)external-link

Napoli have left Italy midfielder and Manchester City target Jorginho, 26, off their list for a pre-season training camp. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Former Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 40, is expected to sign a two-year deal with French champions Paris St-Germain this weekend. (L'Equipe - in French)external-link

Spain have lined up former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores as their next manager after Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup for joining Real Madrid. (AS)external-link

Huddersfield are targeting Leicester and Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa, 25, and Hertha Berlin and Germany left-back Marvin Plattenhardt, 26. (Mirror)external-link

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster, 35, is on the verge of a £2.5m move to Watford. (Telegraph)external-link

Chelsea want 80m euros (£70.8m) for Brazil forward Willian amid interest from Barcelona and Manchester United in the 29-year-old. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)external-link

RB Leipzig are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of Nottingham Forest's 16-year-old English left-back Matthew Bondswell. (Mail)external-link

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers and Rangers counterpart Steven Gerrard are both keen to sign Wales winger Harry Wilson, 21, from their former club Liverpool. (Sun)external-link

Aston Villa owner Tony Xia has stunned club officials by claiming he does not want to sell to Americans. (Mirror)external-link

Former Croatia striker Davor Suker says "it is not about how much you earn per week" for England's players any more and that they are "hungrier" than before. (Telegraph)external-link

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