Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Odds
The British transfer window may have slammed shut with a brisk September wind, but that doesn’t mean all activity grinds to a halt. Unfortunately for some clubs, players heads can still be turned by foreign clubs who are still active in the market. Unattached players can still join your team and if you’re Brendan Rodgers, planning for the January window starts now.
Talking of planning ahead for the next window, Manchester City are preparing a bid to sign former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for £95m. (Daily Star)
The Portuguese superstar is rumoured to be unsettled with the Spanish Champions and is bemused at not being offered a renewed contract. Despite three years remaining on his current deal, during a recent victory over Grenada in which he scored two goals, Ronaldo cut a sombre figure after finding the net; leading to the speculation over his future and the harmony within Mourinho’s squad.
The current odds on him leaving and plying his trade elsewhere next season are;
Manchester City 16/1,
Or of course he could stay put at Real Madrid, which is a less tempting 1/14.
Following Raul Meireles’ post window move to Fenerbahce, where he will link up with former Liverpool team mate Dirk Kuyt. It appears another of the Premier Leagues top players is about to depart for the Turkish Super Lig. Manchester City’s Ivorian centre-back Kolo Toure, is rumoured to be in talks with Turkish Giants Galatasaray over a possible deal. (The Sun)
Contrary to rumours in today’s papers, Brendan Rodgers does not appear keen to sign former Kop hero Michael Owen, after being released by Manchester United. Owen has been subject to speculation throughout the summer as to where his future may lie, but it is more likely to be at the Britannia stadium than Anfield. (Daily Mail)
Manchester United are reported to be lining up a move for Brazil and Internacional striker Leandro Damiao, which will be a blow Tottenham who missed out on signing this summer. (Daily Mail)
With regard to another of Fergie’s targets, he will face competition from Arsenal in his pursuit of Leicester City defender Liam Moore. Arsene Wenger had his scout cast a strong eye over the talented youngster, following his impressive start in the Championship this season. (Metro)