Gossip column: Ronaldo, Berahino, Ibrahimovic, Pato

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is ready to spend £80m to bring Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, back to Old Trafford, and is planning a £25m bid for West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Alternatively, United will pay Real Madrid £60m for Ronaldo and give the Portugal forward a £250,000-a-week contract. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Paris St-Germain's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, is interested in moving to the Premier League, with Arsenal his club of choice. (Sunday People)external-link

Manchester United plan to sign a left-back in January as Luke Shaw, 20, recovers from a broken leg, with Wolfsburg's Swiss star Ricardo Rodriguez, 23, the latest player to be scouted. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, says he wants to stay at Manchester City beyond the end of his contract in 2017 and help turn the Blues into the biggest club in the world. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

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The Mail on Sunday back page

Chelsea want Borussia Dortmund's Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 26, as Blues boss Jose Mourinho bids to sign two new strikers. (Sun on Sunday)external-link

Tottenham are planning to move for Corinthians' Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato, 26, if they fail to sign West Brom striker Saido Berahino. (Daily Star on Sunday)external-link

Arsenal and Manchester United are battling to bring in Italian defender Daniele Rugani, 21, from Juventus. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, 42, has been offered a £10m deal to manage in the Middle East. (Sunday Express)external-link

Newcastle are keen on £22million-rated Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi, but the French club value the 22-year-old Belgian at £35m. (Sunday People)external-link

West Ham are planning a move for AC Milan's Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda, 29. (Brentwood Gazette)external-link

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, 62, says he would pick the same XI that lost 4-1 at home to Liverpool again. (Manchester Evening News)external-link

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins, 52, has criticised sections of the media for "sitting waiting" to lambast the club following their rise over the past 12 years. (Wales Online)external-link

Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele, 28, believes the current Tottenham side is the best he has played in, and says the team can push for a Champions League place. (Sky Sports)external-link

Best of social media

After his side went top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Newcastle, Leicester midfielder Andy King said:external-link "Get in!!!!! Lads were different class. Thanks to all the away support!"

Erik Pieters and Bojan Krkic
Erik Pieters and Bojan celebrate in the dressing room after Stoke's 1-0 win at Southampton

Everton and Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone enjoyed a "victory dinner"external-link after his side beat bottom club Aston Villa 4-0.

Stoke striker Peter Crouch saidexternal-link his former team Liverpool were playing "some El Clasico stuff" as they went 3-0 up in the first half before eventually winning 4-1 at Manchester City.

West Brom made the most of Arsenal fan and British TV presenter Piers Morgan's pain on Twitterexternal-link after the Baggies' 2-1 win over Arsene Wenger's side.

Twitter exchange
West Brom took the opportunity to poke fun at celebrity fan Piers Morgan after beating Arsenal

And finally

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is 100-1 to be elected as Manchester's first mayor in 2017. (Metro)external-link

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