PSG prepare mega offer for Ronaldo and Mourinho
Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that Paris Saint-Germain will attempt to sign Real Madrid star duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho in the summer.
Boosted by the heavy summer spending, the Saints are slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with in France, but they will need some more big name signings in order to challenge for European honours.
La Gazzetta dello Sport suggests that the French giants are ready to offer €100 million for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Saints have already made initial contacts and are reportedly prepared to meet the player’s demands with an €18 million yearly wage.
Ronaldo is currently earning around €10 million and has been offered a new deal worth €14 million per campaign at Santiago Bernabeu.
On top of that, Paris Saint-Germain are eager to lure Jose Mourinho to Parc des Princes, and they have already established first contacts with Jorge Mendes, the agent who represents both Ronaldo and Mourinho.
United linked to Lars Bender
Manchester United are showing interest in Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, according to Daily Mail.
The Red Devils are somewhat short of options in the centre of the park and Sir Alex Ferguson is still searching for a long-term replacement for Paul Scholes.
Daily Mail understand that Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender is high on Fergie’s hit-list.
The 23-year-old, who began his career at 1860 Munchen, is widely regarded as one of the best holding midfielders in German Bundesliga, while he can also be used as a right-back.
Bender has long ago become an important player for Bayer Leverkusen, while he also has 10 Germany caps to his name.
Since joining die Werkself from 1860 Munchen, the talented midfielder has scored 8 goals in 83 Bundesliga appearances for the club.
Finnish wonderkid drops Liverpool hint
Helsinki striker Joel Pohjanpalo admits he is hoping to make a switch to Anfield one day in the future.
The 18-year-old was long ago spotted by the Liverpool scouts and he even spent one week on trial at Anfield, after which he was offered a three-year deal.
However, the youngster rejected an offer from the Reds in order to remain at Sonera Stadium.
“It was a hard decision to reject Liverpool’s contract offer,” Pohjanpalo said in an interview with local TV station.
“HJK is a good club and there’s a great feeling in this group; I can for example call to our assistant manager in my free time to come and play the ball. I’m sure it would not been possible in Liverpool.”
Pohjanpalo then admitted that he dreamed about playing for Liverpool.
“I don’t know where I’ll be playing next season, but it’s my dream to play for Liverpool FC one day.”
The talented forward has three years left on his deal with Helsinki, but is widely tipped to leave the club for greener pastures next summer.
Despite his fragile age, Pohjanpalo has already scored 44 goals in 55 league games during his professional career.