World Football Gossip Roundup: Luis Suarez, Cristian Tello, Cristiano Ronaldo
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With Rafael Benitez installed as Chelsea's new manager, the Spaniard has work to do. And of course, the exact nature of that work depends on which source you read.
Benitez and his new job lead this Saturday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup. Inside, we also have updates on Luis Suarez, Cristian Tello and an almost unbelievable rumor concerning Cristiano Ronaldo.
Read on for all the details.
What First for Rafa Benitez at Chelsea?
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New Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez says veterans Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole likely will leave the club following the season, according to the Daily Mail.
Lampard, 34, and Cole, 31, are both out of contract in the summer.
As for Benitez's first signing as Chelsea manager, various sources are reporting various rumors.
talkSPORT reports that the Spaniard is after Brazilian midfielder Paulinho of Corinthians.
Metro reports that Benitez wants to sign Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and German forward Andre Schurrle.
Finally, The Sun reports that Benitez wants to sign Brazilian forward Leandro Damiao.
Atletico Madrid Still Want Luis Suarez?
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Atletico Madrid remain interested in signing Liverpool's Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez for £40 million in the summer, according to The Sun.
Atletico reportedly tried to sign Suarez, 25, in January 2012. The new move presumably would be financed by the sale of Colombian forward Radamel Falcao.
AC Milan, Liverpool Interested in Cristian Tello?
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AC Milan and Liverpool are interested in signing Barcelona winger Cristian Tello in January, according to talkSPORT.
Tello, 21, is out of contract in the summer. He has reportedly held contract talks with Barcelona, but the talks have not produced a new deal.
talkSPORT cites sources in Italy that claim AC Milan could bid £6.5 million in January or sign him for free in the summer.
Arsenal, AC Milan Linked with 'New Bendtner'
Having loaned out the original Nicklas Bendtner to Juventus this season, Arsenal are interested in the "new Bendtner," according to Metro.
The Gunners are being linked with Andreas Cornelius, a 19-year-old Danish international midfielder.
Milan will reportedly bid £3 million for the FC Copenhagen striker in January.
PSG to Make Record Bid for Cristiano Ronaldo?
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French club Paris Saint-Germain are considering a world-record bid of €123 million for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Goal.com.
Ronaldo, 27, would be offered a salary of €510,000 per week. The move would reportedly happen in the summer.
Thanks to new billionaire investors, PSG have signed a number of new, big-name players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Javier Pastore and Lucas Moura.