Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, March 3

3 Mar

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online…


Real Madrid stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have both asked to leave Real Madrid. (Sport)

Manchester United are ready to offer £115million to sign the Los Blancos duo this summer. (Fichajes)

Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group “underestimated how poor the playing squad was” when they bought the club in 2010. (Liverpool Echo)

Meanwhile, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has criticised the quality of the Reds side and says he would replace the whole squad in the summer. (Daily Express)

Liverpool have gone head-to-head with United for £62million-rated Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, with the Merseysiders submitting a bid for the Argentine. (Daily Star)

Manchester City and Manchester United are set to battle it out to sign West Ham centre-back Angelo Ogbonna in the summer. (The Times)

Chelsea have learned that Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic, a player recommended by prospective new manager Antonio Conte, has a £31million buyout clause. (The Times) 

Aston Villa players believe they will start next season without Remi Garde as the Premier League strugglers plan a massive overhaul in the summer. (The Sun)

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is keen to appoint Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino or Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri to replace Zinedine Zidane if his side fail to win the Champions League this season. (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Valencia are keen to appoint Gary Neville as their permanent manager on a two-year contract. (Daily Mirror)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​​

Forget Antonio Conte! Ray Parlour says Chelsea MUST keep Guus Hiddink as boss beyond this season

‘I find it difficult to take it seriously’ – Stoke chairman Peter Coates dismisses reported European Super League plans

Leicester City’s Premier League title chase NOT over after West Brom draw, goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer tells talkSPORT

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