World Football Gossip Roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Marouane Fellaini
Could Cristiano Ronaldo's sadness become Manchester United's joy?
In Sunday's edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, we have the latest on the Ronaldo situation, and it's news that will probably make United fans happy.
Elsewhere, we have updates on Nani, Marouane Fellaini, Theo Walcott, Florent Malouda and Liverpool's transfer policy.
Keep reading for all the details.
Fergie Wants Ronnie Back?
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wants United to "pay whatever it takes" to return Cristiano Ronaldo to the club, per The Daily Mirror.
Ronaldo, who left United for Real Madrid in 2009, made headlines last week when he revealed he was "sad" (via The Guardian).
The Mirror cites sources that claim Ronaldo is unhappy about a lack of respect from his teammates.
Nani Making Threats?
In other Manchester United news about a Portuguese midfielder, brought to us by The Daily Mirror, Nani is "threatening" to see out his entire contract and then leave United on a free transfer.
Nani, 25, is reportedly upset that United attempted to sell him to Zenit St. Petersburg last week. He reportedly demanded £200,000-per-week wages from the Russian champions and turned off his cell phone to avoid negotiations.
Nani's current contract has two years left.
Fellaini Wants Out?
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has told a Belgian newspaper that he will look for a new club either in January or next summer (via Goal.com).
"I begin now to my fifth season at Everton," Fellaini told Het Nieuwsblad. "This will be one of my last. I've seen everything. In January or at the end of the season I would look for another club or league."
Fellaini, 24, joined Everton from Standard Liege in 2008.
Spartak Want Theo?
Spartak Moscow are planning a January bid for Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott, according to Spanish reports cited by Metro.
Walcott, 23, joined Arsenal from Southampton in 2006. He is currently playing the final year of his contract.
Lyon Want Malouda?
Lyon are interested in bringing Chelsea's Florent Malouda back to the club (via The Daily Mail).
Malouda, 32, joined Chelsea from Lyon in 2007, but has fallen out of favor at the West London club.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said: "Our door is always open to former players,' Aulas admitted. 'Malouda has been in contact with our coaching team very recently."
Technical Committee to Help Rodgers?
After a disappointing transfer deadline day last month, Liverpool will create a "technical committee" that will help manager Brendan Rodgers make transfer decisions, according to The Daily Telegraph).
The committee will give Rodgers advice about transfers, but also fill some of the technical handled by a director of football.
On transfer deadline day, Liverpool allowed forward Andy Carroll to leave for West Ham on loan, but failed to bring in a replacement.
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