Thursday's gossip column: Football transfers & rumours
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Manchester City are set to make a shock move for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Rivals Manchester United have spent several months paving the way for the 28-year-old to return to Old Trafford.
City are also closing in on Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo, 27, after new boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was looking to reinforce his forward line.
Real Madrid are ready to hijack Arsenal's bid to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and are set to offer £40m for the 26-year-old Uruguayan.
The Gunners could also miss out on goalkeeper Julio Cesar, 33, who is set to leave QPR for Napoli on a season-long loan.
Southampton are putting the finishing touches on a move for Celtic's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama, 22.
Manchester City boss Pellegrini is pushing hard to land Fiorentina's 23-year-old Stefan Jovetic. The Montenegro striker has also been targeted by Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Juventus.
Espanyol have told Swansea City to improve their offer for midfielder Wakaso Mubarak, 22, after the Spanish club rejected an initial bid of £3.9m.
Newcastle are pondering moves for Man City winger Scott Sinclair, 22, and Reading's 23-year-old goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Crystal Palace are set to offer £1.5m to West Brom for striker Peter Odemwingie, 31, who fell from favour at The Hawthorns after a proposed move to QPR in January fell through.
Fulham boss Martin Jol has been told to pay £10m for Dnipro's 23-year-old Ukrainian winger Evgen Konoployanka.
Arsenal are working on a deal to bring former captain Cesc Fabregas, 26, back to the Emirates with the Spanish midfielder said to be uncertain about his Barcelona future.
Chelsea plan to sell either Fernando Torres, 29, or Demba Ba, 28, if they manage to buy striker Wayne Rooney, 27, from Manchester United.
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is taking charge of his club's bid to sign midfielder Scott Parker, 32, from Tottenham.
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Southampton's highly rated full back Luke Shaw is set to sign a new five-year contract with the club after he turns 18 on Friday.
GLOBAL GOSSIP (from BBC Monitoring)
Dynamo Kiev have reached an agreement with Bordeaux for the transfer of left-back Benoit Tremoulinas, 27.
Real Madrid have extended the contract of Spanish centre-half Nacho, 23, for another four years.
Adel Taarabt's career at Queens Park Rangers is in jeopardy after the 24-year-old midfielder was sent home from the club's pre-season camp in Devon for turning up late to a training session.
Fulham owner Mohamed al Fayed is thought to be in talks with Shahid Khan, billionaire owner of NFL side the Jacksonville Jaguars, about selling the Craven Cottage outfit.
Forward Aiden McGeady, 27, has been put up for sale by Spartak Moscow, with the Russian club looking to cash in before his contract expires next year.
Full story: Daily Record.
QPR midfielder Esteban Granero is in talks with Swansea over a switch to the South Wales club.
Patrice Evra claims the secret behind Manchester United's title success is his pre-match DJing skills, saying: "I put on very good songs and that's why we win the league."