Manchester United line up move for Cristiano Ronaldo

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MANCHESTER United have the money in place to bring Cristian Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, according to today’s biggest transfer rumour.

He became the most expensive player in history when he moved to the Bernabeu in the summer of 2009 for £80m, and new boss Louis van Gaal wants to bring him back, says Sky Sports.

German newspaper Bild says Ronaldo is “flirting with a move” to the Premier League - but is demanding a 630,000 euros (£501,000) per week salary.

Elsewhere, Everton have been given renewed hope of bringing back their former loanee winger Gerard Deulofeu, who has become frustrated by a lack of game time at Barcelona. (Daily Express)

Wolfsburg’s Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo has ruled out a January move to Arsenal or Manchester United. (Daily Star)

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola says none of his players wanted to join Manchester United in the summer, despite the Red Devils being linked with forward Thomas Muller, winger Arjen Robben, plus midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Toni Kroos. (Guardian)

Juventus are considering a move for Barcelona striker Pedro in the January transfer window. (Tuttosport)

Southampton made more money from selling players than any other club in Europe during the summer. The Saints offloaded defenders Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers and Dejan Lovren, midfielder Adam Lallana, and forward Rickie Lambert for a combined total of £97m. (Daily Mail)

Former West Brom defender Diego Lugano has received two offers from clubs based in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. (L’Equipe)