TRANSFER RUMOURS: West Ham give up on Newcastle United target Andy Carroll

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IT’S quiet on the Newcastle United and Sunderland front today, but Manchester United’s bid to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo is back in the news.

The Premier League champions are interested in bringing the striker back to Old Trafford after his £80m move four years ago.

But according to the Sun, Manchester United will have to battle Paris St-Germain to recapture Ronaldo, 28, after the Ligue 1 leaders made Real Madrid a “substantial offer” for the forward.

Andy Carroll’s ongoing transfer saga is still of interest to Newcastle fans, and the Daily Mirror says West Ham United have given up on signing the player on a permanent deal after baulking at the £17m asking price Liverpool want.

Instead, they are looking to sign Everton striker Nikica Jelavic this summer.

Other transfer stories:

Tottenham plan to offer £6.5m for 21-year-old Blackpool winger Thomas Ince, who has scored 18 Championship goals this season. Full story: Daily Mirror

Bayern Munich want Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 26, because target Robert Lewandowski, 24, is expected to join Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund. Full story: Metro

Manchester City want Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang, 21, but face competition from Juventus for the Spain Under-21 international. Full story: talkSPORT

Arsenal are preparing a £10m bid for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, 23, to replace the injury-prone Abou Diaby. Full story: the Sun

Liverpool want 20-year-old Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Ilori, who is valued at £1.2m by his club. The Portugal Under-19 international was born in London. Full story: Daily Mail

West Ham are set to sign Romania defender Razvan Rat, 31, on a free transfer this summer. Full story: the Guardian

Galatasaray want Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy, 27, and the Turkish club are also lining up a £12m bid for Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben, 29. Full story: Daily Mail