Check here throughout the day, as we’ll be following the moving targets that are January’s transfer rumors.
1 p.m. ET: We’ll start with a rumor that isn’t necessarily a January rumor, but it’s a hot one nonetheless. After revealing his “sadness” in September, Cristiano Ronaldo and his situation at Real Madrid have dominated headlines for most of the season.
It is thought that Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is preparing and offer for the Portuguese superstar. Leonardo, sporting director at the French club alluded to it last week, saying his one of only four or five clubs that could afford Ronaldo’s transfer fee and wages.
He has also been linked with a return to Manchester United, the club he left in 2009 for a record £80 million ($131.6 million) fee.
Ronaldo reportedly rejected a contract-extension offer from Real Madrid in December, signalling his intention to leave the club where he feels unloved.
Last week, Ronaldo said he wants to stay with the Spanish club a little longer. He told FIFA.com “I want to see out my contract at Real Madrid: I’m very clear about that. After that, well, I don’t know what’ll happen in the future.”
This could be a political answer (i.e. – lip service) or something else. It certainly contradicts most of the reports we’ve seen concerning his future. He won’t be leaving in January, but there’s a good chance Real Madrid will sell him in the summer, and he won’t be too unhappy about it.
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