Transfer News Today: Ronaldo to Old Trafford is a Moyes pipe dream


Today we cast our eyes towards Fabricio Coloccini's battle to return home, the future of a talented Chelsea youngster, Manchester United's chances of pulling off a world record signing and whether Arsenal need to buy a striker...



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Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini is said to remain determined to make a move back to Argentina, sooner rather than later.

Why it will happen: Coloccini has long yearned for a move to his homeland and at 31 years old, he’s reaching the age where Newcastle might be willing to let him go.

Why it won’t happen: The Argentine remains Newcastle’s best defender and is contracted to the club until 2016. It’s unlikely that any Argentinean club will come up with the sort of transfer fee that would allow Newcastle to replace such an important player.

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Wolfsburg want Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne but only on a permanent transfer.

Why it will happen: Wolfsburg made a move for the player during the summer. De Bruyne has only featured in five games for Chelsea this season and doesn’t look likely to break into the team any time soon.

Why it won’t happen: Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the player. He’ll let him go but only on loan.

Putting Out The Feelers

David Moyes has claimed that it might one day be possible that he will work with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Why it will happen: Ronaldo does seem open to the idea of ending his career at Old Trafford. Failing that, Moyes just has to do so well at Manchester United that Real Madrid sign him as manager.

Why it won’t happen: Ronaldo has just signed a new contract at Real Madrid, the club are unlikely to want to sell the world’s best player and Manchester United wouldn’t be able to afford his transfer fee.

No Deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that his side don’t need to buy a striker in January because they have Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski returning.

Why it will happen: Aside from when the heat got to him this summer and he spent big on Mesut Ozil, Wenger is a notorious skinflint who resents spending Arsenal’s money as if it’s his own.

Why it won’t happen: Walcott and Podolski can do a job through the middle but neither truly convinces in the role. Arsenal know that a new striker is vital to keeping their title aspirations alive and Wenger is just bluffing in case the club misses out on one.


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