Gossip column: Ronaldo, Schneiderlin, Pardew & Magath

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TRANSFER GOSSIP

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Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, is determined to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season - and will make a return to Manchester United if he decides against joining Manchester City. (Sunday Express)

But Ronaldo could yet move to Chelsea if the London club are prepared to pay him a staggering £500,000-a-week. (Mail on Sunday)

Tottenham will again attempt to sign Southampton's 24-year-old midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin when the transfer window re-opens in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester United will offer 26-year-old Spain midfielder Juan Mata as bait in their bid to land Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, in January. (Sunday Mirror)

Burnley may decide to sell striker Danny Ings in January as the 22-year-old's current contract with them runs out next summer and he is yet to sign a new deal. (Sun on Sunday - subscription required)

OTHER GOSSIP

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew, in charge of the Magpies since December 2010, is facing the sack after a 4-0 defeat by his former club Southampton sparked taunts by the Toon Army. (Mail on Sunday)

Hull City manager Steve Bruce is being lined up to replace Pardew, with Alan Shearer becoming his assistant. (Sunday People)

Fulham manager Felix Magath
Fulham are without a win in their last 10 games under Felix Magath

Fulham fans called for manager Felix Magath, 61, to be sacked after a fifth defeat in six Championship games left the Cottagers bottom of the table. Magath only took charge in February.(London 24)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his players need to match their reputations with winning performances, starting at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.(Sunday Express)

Former Manchester City defender and current Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng says too much money too quickly for young players in England could be a reason they "can't focus 100% on getting better".(Sunday Times - subscription required)

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes the signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao will help turn the club into title winners again.(Sunday Telegraph)

Midfielder Shinji Kagawa, 25, says he had "goosebumps the entire game" as he marked his Borussia Dortmund debut with a goal in a 3-0 victory over Freiburg after signing from Manchester United.(Four Four Two)

BEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski, 29, tweeted a picture of himself with Hollywood film star Samuel L Jackson, who watched Saturday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

Lukas Podolski
Lukas Podolski was an unused substitute against Manchester City

"Good game, unfortunately only one point," wrote the Germany World Cup winner. "Next game on Tuesday. But it was nice to meet Samuel Jackson after the game."

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster apologised for his error in Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Everton. The 31-year-old was at fault as Kevin Mirallas doubled the Merseyside club's lead. "Sorry for an awful mistake today, at an important point in the game where we were still in it. Need to stick together and stay positive," he wrote.

AND FINALLY

Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott, 25, met Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton before his team's 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday. (Mail on Sunday)

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