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Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, has given his word to Paris St-Germain that they are the only club for whom he would quit the Bernabeu. The Portugal international has been linked with a return to Manchester United.

 

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to return from three months on the sidelines for the trip to Bournemouth on Saturday

 

A string of big-name actors have been lined up to play Jamie Vardy in a film about his rise to become Premier League goals record breaker.

 

Vardy’s record-breaking goalscoring run has caught the eye of Adrian Butchart, the man behind the Goal! films, who believes the Leicester striker’s journey could be a Hollywood hit.

 

Russia has banned its football clubs from signing Turkish players, according to Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

Tensions between the two countries have increased after Turkey shot down a Russian jet last week, which Russia president Vladimir Putin responded to by announcing a host of sanctions including restrictions on imports of some Turkish goods and a ban on charter flights.

 

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is preparing a bid for Neymar having missed out on signing the Barcelona star in 2013.

 

Arsenal are set to make an offer for Celta Vigo forward Nolito, but the 29-year-old would prefer a move to Barcelona.

 

Arsene Wenger has revealed he turned down several loan offers for forward Joel Campbell, 23, in the summer.

 

Victor Valdes’ wife has hit out at Manchester United for not inviting her husband to a charity function at Old Trafford on Sunday

 

Manchester United are tracking Fiorentina’s former West Brom midfielder Borja Valero, 30, and his 18-year-old team-mate Breel Embolo.

 

Atletico Madrid will seek a replacement for injured midfielder Tiago in January, with Monaco’s Jeremy Toulalan, 32, top of their list.

 

Javier Pastore has had a frustrating season to date at Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester City are preparing to make a January bid for the playmaker.

 

Despite only having joined the Blues in the Summer, Chelsea’s Papy Djilobodji has been linked with a January switch to Lazio due to a lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge.

 

Arsenal are preparing a £22 million bid for Porto’s defensive midfielder Ruben Neves. The Gunners would be willing to pay £12m up front, with another £10m in add-ons for the 18-year-old.

 

West Ham and Chelsea are both interested in Genoa midfielder Rolando Mandragora, 18, who is on loan at Serie B side Pescara.

 

Monaco defender Almamy Toure became the first Ligue 1 right-back to score a double in over five years against Marseille on Sunday and is being monitored by Barcelona.

 

Barcelona do not have a clause allowing them to buy back winger Adama Traore, 19, who signed for Aston Villa for £7m in August.

 

Serie A sides AC Milan, Inter, Juventus and Bologna are interested in Leicester City forward Andrej Kramaric, 24.

 

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says he would not swap striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, for Leicester forward Jamie Vardy, 28, who has broken the record for scoring in consecutive Premier League games.

 

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was back in familiar surroundings on Monday as he joined the first-team squad for training.

 

Michael Owen has responded to praise of Chris Smalling by claiming that even he could play centre-half in Louis van Gaal’s Man Utd side

 

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, 68, could take charge at Newcastle United if Steve McClaren is sacked, but 42-year-old former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is favourite to get the job.

 

Newcastle are not expected to sack McClaren, 54, but owner Mike Ashley will turn to his football board and PR chief Keith Bishop for answers after the Magpies returned to the Premier League relegation zone.

 

Phil Neville and Voro will take charge of first-team affairs at Valencia following the resignation of Nuno on Sunday night.

 

QPR plan to name their new manager this week from a shortlist of three – with Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, 43, favourite for the job ahead of former Charlton and Huddersfield manager Chris Powell, 46, and Walsall’s Dean Smith, 44.

 

Watford forward Troy Deeney, 27, who scored against Aston Villa on Saturday, said he failed a trial at Villa Park as a youngster because he was “more interested in chasing girls”.

 

Crystal Palace’s players enjoyed a Christmas party after Saturday’s win over Newcastle, with winger Wilfried Zaha posting this picture of the team in fancy dress.

 

Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett said he did not mean to push Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez during their 1-1 draw on Sunday, tweeting:”Genuinely was trying to stop, not push Sanchez, just to clear that up.”

 

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has been photographed partying again – but this time he was at a junior fan-club Christmas party at Dudley Zoo.

 

Championship side Brentford have confirmed the appointment of Dean Smith as their new head coach.

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