European gossip: Transfers and bans

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Paris St-Germain will have to give up on signing forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, following Real Madrid's transfer ban, so will look towards Barcelona's Neymar, 23, or Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, 27, instead. (L'Equipe - subscription needed, in French)external-link

Real had wanted to sign Juventus pair Alvaro Morata, 23, and Paul Pogba, 22, and Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski this summer - but it is doubtful any of the trio will be sold this month (AS)external-link

However, Real and Atletico Madrid could sign players this summer as an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport is unlikely to be decided on by June. (Marca)external-link

Premier League teams have a loophole that stops them from the same punishment as Spanish clubs, as under-18 competitions do not have official status in England. (Marca)external-link

Former Italy and Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has turned down the chance to become president of Serie A side Palermo. (Irish Sun)external-link

Genoa are interested in 26-year-old Aston Villa's Czech striker Libor Kozak. (Gazzetta World)external-link

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