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World Football Gossip Roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Gareth Bale

Michael CummingsFeatured Columnist IVNovember 25, 2016

World Football Gossip Roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Gareth Bale

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    Big names and bigger sums of money dominate this Sunday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup.

    Cristiano Ronaldo is being linked with a move to big-spending Paris Saint-Germain. But can any amount of money lure him to the French capital?

    Gareth Bale is reportedly a long-term Real Madrid target. But how much money will it take to bring the Welshman to Spain?

    Finally, David Beckham is reportedly considering a deal that would send him to China. But is any amount of money worth the trip?

    Find out all the figures and details inside, along with updates on Theo Walcott and David De Gea.

'No Chance' Cristiano Ronaldo Is Going to Paris Saint-Germain

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    Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has told an Italian newspaper that there is "no chance" Cristiano Ronaldo will join the club (via ESPN FC).

    Ronaldo, 27, earlier this season said he was "sad" for professional reasons. Recent reports have indicated he is unhappy at Real Madrid as Jose Mourinho's men struggle in La Liga.

    Ancelotti ruled out a move for Ronaldo, however, telling La Stampa: “There is no chance he will come here. Money is not enough to tempt him. The determining factor is the will of the club he plays for.”

    Click here for the original article (in Italian).

David Beckham to Shanghai Shenhua?

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    Former England captain David Beckham is considering a £250,000-per-week deal to play for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, according to the Daily Mirror.

    Besides the £250,000-per-week wages, the deal would reportedly bring Beckham £20 million in merchandise money.

    Beckham, 37, left the Los Angeles Galaxy following the team's second straight MLS Cup title win on Dec. 1. He has not announced his future plans.

Tottenham Hotspur Value Gareth Bale at £60 Million?

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    Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly put a price tag of £60 million on Welsh winger and reported Real Madrid target Gareth Bale (via Daily Mirror).

    Tottenham and Real Madrid held initial talks about Bale in the summer, according to Marca. Real reportedly have the right of "first refusal" if Bale leaves Tottenham.

    Bale, 23, joined Spurs in 2007 from Southampton. He has scored nine goals this season in the Premier League.

Real Madrid Want David De Gea?

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    Real Madrid will try to sign Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea from Manchester United next summer, according to The Sun.

    De Gea, 22, joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011. Real will reportedly bid £22 million.

Theo Walcott Latest

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    Arsenal and English winger/forward Theo Walcott will hold further contract talks this week, according to the Daily Mirror.

    Walcott, 23, scored a hat-trick in Arsenal's 7-3 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday. His current contract expires at the end of the season, and he has not agreed to a new deal.

    Walcott has expressed interest in playing as a central attacker instead of as a winger. He thrived in the central role Saturday, scoring three goals.

    "I will continue to play my football," Walcott told BBC Sport (via Goal.com). "Talks are ongoing and I'm sure something will be sorted soon."

    Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Liverpool, Chelsea and Inter Milan are interested in Walcott, according to the Mirror.

     

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