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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, is willing to take a massive pay cut to rejoin former side Manchester United.

Manchester City will try to sign Real Madrid's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, and Borussia Dortmund's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski, 24.

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Stoke could sign Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey to replace another former Anfield player, Charlie Adam, 27, although the Reds are thought to want £7m for the 21-year-old.

Full story: Sunday Peopleexternal-link

Keisuke Honda
Liverpool target Keisuke Honda is a regular Japan international

Liverpool are set to hold talks with CSKA Moscow attacker Keisuke Honda over a pre-contract deal. The 26-year-old Japan international's deal with the Russians expires this summer and he will not sign a new contract.

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Real Madrid want 22-year-old Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker but Spurs are seeking £15m for the England international.

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Paris St-Germain want to recruit manager Jose Mourinho and 28-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

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A powerful Middle Eastern investment group is planning a £1.5bn takeover bid for Arsenal. It proposes to clear the club's £250m debts and put separate funds aside for transfers, as well as stopping the sale of star players.

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Chelsea are considering hiring Russia boss Fabio Capello as their short-term manager until the end of the season if they sack Rafael Benitez.

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Juventus boss Antonio Conte, 43, is keen to manage Chelsea when Rafael Benitez leaves Stamford Bridge.

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, 49, wants to manage an English club. Schmeichel retired from playing in 2003.

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Manchester City's players have worn wigs and fake facial hair to look like several 1980s footballers in an attempt to raise money for Comic Relief.

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