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

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Forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, has become disillusioned with life at Real Madrid and could be keen on a return to Manchester United, according to the Spanish club's former president Ramon Calderon. (Talksport)external-link

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo signed a five-year contract at Real Madrid 12 months ago

Manchester United have an offer ready to re-sign Ronaldo from Real.(Sky Sports)external-link

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

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

Barcelona winger Pedro, 27, has put Arsenal and Liverpool on red alert amid reports he is ready to quit the club in the new year after growing concerns he will be left as a luxury back-up to summer signing Luis Suarez, 27. (Metro)external-link


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)external-link

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

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

Everton want to build a new stadium at Walton Hall Park, which is about a mile from Goodison Park. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

At the other end of Stanley Park, Liverpool hope to receive the go-ahead this month from city councillors for their proposed £75m Anfield upgrade. (Daily Telegraph) external-link

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

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)external-link

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes, 39, believes Real Madrid have left themselves vulnerable in the defence of their Champions League title by selling Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria, opening the door to an English winner. (Independent)external-link

Mesut Ozil (left) with Samuel L Jackson
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil was told that actor Samuel L Jackson actually supports Liverpool

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)external-link

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

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)external-link


Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, 25, posted a picture of himself with Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson on Twitter,external-link saying: "He doesn't only know a lot about good movies, he also supports the best football team." But it was quickly pointed out to the German on social media that the actor is a Liverpool fan.


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 large vehicle into the Nou Camp, taking more than two minutes to make the tight turn down a tunnel to the players' car park. (Daily Mail)external-link

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