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World Football Gossip Roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo, Edin Dzeko, Adil Rami

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterDecember 14, 2016

World Football Gossip Roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo, Edin Dzeko, Adil Rami

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    Cristiano Ronaldo will make an emotional return to Old Trafford on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

    But what about this summer?

    In this Tuesday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup, one of Ronaldo's former Old Trafford teammates says the Portuguese superstar could yet play for the Red Devils again.

    That story and more inside. Keep reading for all the details.

Nemanja Vidic: Cristiano Ronaldo Could Return to Manchester United

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    Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic says Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Old Trafford in the summer, according to The Sun.

    Ronaldo, 28, played for United from 2003 to 2009 before joining Real Madrid in a world-record £80 million transfer.

    The Portuguese international, who has scored 37 goals in all competitions this season, returns to Old Trafford on Tuesday for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie between Real and United.

    According to The Sun, Vidic said it's possible Ronaldo could rejoin United.

    “It would be a big ask for many reasons. I would love to see Cristiano here. I could see it," Vidic is quoted as saying. “He is a United supporter. Even though he left he still follows United and still misses the club and the environment here.”

Clubs Lining Up for Sebastien Corchia?

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    Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Sochaux defender Sebastien Corchia, according to talkSPORT.

    Corchia, a 22-year-old right-back, has made 24 Ligue 1 appearances this season for Sochaux. He has represented France at the Under-21 level.

    Sochaux reportedly would want £8 million for his transfer.

Qatar Airways to Sponsor Barcelona Kit

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    Qatar Airways will serve as the sponsor for Barcelona's kit starting in July and running through June 2016 (via Marca).

    The deal will net Barcelona about €170 million, according to the report. Qatar Airways will the first commercial sponsor on Barcelona's jersey.

Borussia Dortmund Target Edin Dzeko?

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    Borussia Dortmund have targeted Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, according to Metro.

    Dortmund, the two-time defending Bundesliga champions, have reportedly accepted that Robert Lewandowski will leave the club. Lewandowski's contract expires after next season.

    Dzeko, a 26-year-old Bosnian international, joined City from VfL Wolfsburg in 2011.

Adil Rami Could Stay at Valencia?

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    France international defender Adil Rami has hinted he could stay with Valencia amid speculation he could leave the club (via ESPN FC).

    Rami, 27, joined Valencia from Lille in 2011. He has made 22 league appearances this season and is a veteran of France's Euro 2012 squad.

    Arsenal and Anzhi Makhachkala have been linked with Rami, whose current contract expires in 2015.

    "There's an offer from Valencia to extend my contract, and I feel good here," Rami told Canal+. “The most important thing for me is to be a first-team regular, which is not the case for all my rivals for a place in the French national team."

Quick Kicks

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    Neymar says he is still happy at Santos but is open to a future move (via Sky Sports).

    St. Etienne's Gabon international forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he will decide his future in the summer. He has been linked with a move to the Premier League (via Sky Sports).

    Manchester United sent scouts to watch Porto's James Rodriguez play against Beira-Mar in February (via talkSPORT).

    Diego Maradona: Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is "irreplaceable" (via Marca).

    Beitar Jerusalem fans protest Muslim players with stadium walk-out (via The Independent).

    Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic will decide his future this summer, according to Italian sources cited by talkSPORT. Jovetic, 23, has been linked with Manchester City and Arsenal.

    Napoli and Liverpool have joined the race for Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez (via talkSPORT).

     

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