Rumors & Realities: Cristiano Ronaldo Demands Move!

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Rumors & Realities: Cristiano Ronaldo Demands Move!

R-R presents to you the latest rumors and realities of football news.

Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of leaving Manchester United as he will demand a transfer when he meets Sir Alex Ferguson in Manchester, according to reports.

 

Rumors

After signing David Bentley, Tottenham boss Juande Ramos wants to bring Russian international and Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin to White Hart Lane. After so many awful signings, Ramos wants to make sure that Tottenham sign quality players who can lead Spurs into the top four.

Speaking of awful signings, Juventus manager Claudio Ranieri has finally admitted that Tiago Mendes' signing was a flop. The Portugal midfielder never proved himself in Turin after he joined the Old Lady from French champions Lyon.

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon stated that the team's manager Bernd Schuster  must have been joking when the coach said that he is not being told about signings. We don't really know whether Schuster's statement that sent humorous waves across Madrid was intended to be as funny for Calderon as it turned out to be, though.

Jokes have been flying all over the football world, as Cagliari manager Davide Balliardini stated that Juve's Italian youngster Sebastien Giovinco is as good as Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Never has a football article been written without mentioning him—Cristiano Ronaldo!

Will he go, will he stay? Well, reports have suggested that Ronaldo is about to wave a final goodbye to Old Trafford when he meets Sir Alex Ferguson next Tuesday...

Reports have sensationally claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson has told the Manchester United board that if Ronaldo leaves, he might leave too. After that rumor, I should probably be thinking of changing this series' name into "Rubbish & Realities."

 

Realities

Fiorentina's Gianpaolo Pazzini has publicly declared his intention to remain at the club despite reports that claimed the Italian striker will leave Florence and move to Sampdoria.

For all those English readers who never tune into Serie A matches, Pazzini, a young Italian striker with great potential, was the first to score at Wembley in a 3-3 draw between England U-21 and Italy U-21. Pazzini went on to score a hat-trick.

In other transfer news, Tal Ben Haim moves from Chelsea to Manchester City, Thomas Isaksson moves to Stoke City from Aston Villa, Steed Malbranque completes his switch to Sunderland from Tottenham, Anthony Gardener completes his loan switch to Hull City from Tottenham, and Chris Eagles leaves Manchester United for Burnley.

Werder Bremen's Amaury Bischoff moves to Arsenal, Juanfran moves from Zaragoza to AEK Athens, Zlatan Muslimovic moves from Atalanta to Greece and will be playing at PAOK next season.

Meanwhile, Barcelona's Santiago Ezqurro moves to Osasuna, Facun Quiroga moves from Wolfsburg to River Plate, while ex-Wolfsburg Andres D'Alessandro signs for Brazilian outfit Internacional.

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