Gossip Column: Ronaldo, Morata, Blind, Sturridge, Mahrez, and Foster

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Football Gossip Column

Monday 2nd July 2018

Juventus rang Florentino Perez to ask about signing Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, and were surprised the Real Madrid president didn’t hang up. Talks are ongoing.
Marca

It’s going to be busy in Turin. Chelsea want to talk to Juventus about swapping Alvaro Morata, 25, for Gonzalo Higuain, 30. Either that or a couple of Fiat 125s.
Gazzetta dello Sport

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, 29, left Polish fans disappointed after their 2018 World Cup exit and Premier League clubs will feel the same. He is set to stay in Bavaria for next season at least.
Daily Star

Manchester United defender Daley Blind, 28, must take a pay cut if he wants to return to Ajax. Is it worth it to escape the villainous clutches of Jose Mourinho? Probably…
Daily Telegraph

Besiktas are keen on Daniel Sturridge with Liverpool readying themselves for a £10m bid. Whether the Turks are that keen is another question…
Daily Star

Steven N’Zonzi, 29, is forcing through a move to Arsenal after he posted Sevilla a transfer request. Is now a good time to mention Lucas Torreira…?
Daily Mail

Kasper Schmeichel, 31, is a man in demand. Chelsea want the Leicester City goalkeeper to replace Thibaut Courtois, 26, while Roma want if when Alisson, 25, leaves.
Sky Sports

Jorginho, 26, isn’t heading off to pre-season training with Napoli and is expected to have a medical at Manchester City this week.
Manchester Evening News

Ditto Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez, 27.
Daily Mail

West Brom wanted £15m for Ben Foster, 35, but are close to accepting £2.5m from Watford for the goalkeeper.
Daily Telegraph