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Transfer Talk: Manchester City To Sign Fernandinho

05/06/2013 08:34 BST | Updated 05/06/2013 15:05 BST

Fernandinho wants to join Manchester City so much he tweeted so, and the Brazilian's wish looks set to be granted with the Citizens reaching a compromise with Shakhtar Donetsk.

The sticking point, the Telegraph say, was Fernandinho's £42.5 million buy-out clause, which City were never going to meet for a 28-year-old.

However City seem set to make two new signings before Manuel Pellegrini has officially succeeded Roberto Mancini, with the Jesús Navas deal all but completed.

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Fernandinho has stated his desire to join City

It is hard to imagine Cristiano Ronaldo returning to a Manchester United without Sir Alex Ferguson as manager, but the Sun suggest the Barclays Premier League champions are weighing up a £65m offer.

Ronaldo almost certainly will not sign a new contract with Real Madrid. His six-year deal expires in 2015 and, as Arsenal have demonstrated, allowing players to enter the last two years of their contract effectively puts them in the shop window.

A player could be used as a makeweight, the redtop adds. Insert your Anderson joke here.

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Could this man play under David Moyes?

One of Ronaldo's old muckers, Patrice Evra, could return to Monaco after seven years with United, the Mirror say.

Evra enjoyed a resurgence of sorts last season, scoring more goals in one season than his previous six-and-a-half with United but remains a defensive liability.

Now 32, the Frenchman is past his peak and his contract expires at the end of next season.

The Times' back page is a tad sensationalistic but José's Juggernaut is gearing up for the new season, with Stevan Jovetić a target.

Arsenal are keen on the Fiorentina forward yet could be gazumped by the Blues, apparently. Mourinho was never shy of aiming a few barbs at Arsène Wenger even when not managing in England and seemed to just sign Shaun Wright-Phillips so Arsenal wouldn't in 2005.

Monaco will also offer John Terry a tax-free £150,000 a week to join their "project", claim the Telegraph.

"Mr Chelsea" Terry, lest we forget, only earned a bumper deal with the Blues in 2009 after flirting with Manchester City. He also supported Man United as a kid.

Edin Džeko is still being linked with Chelsea. "Is there any justice in the world?" asks Romelu Lukaku.

Despite his performances for Bayern Munich last season, Arjen Robben seems destined to be the fall guy in a team preparing for Mario Götze's arrival and a new striker. The Sun say Bayern are ready to offer the Dutchman plus cash to Liverpool in exchange for want-away Luis Suárez.

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Arjen Robben was instrumental in Bayern's treble win

Rent-a-quote Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says he would allow James McCarthy and Callum McManaman to join Roberto Martínez at Wigan, write the Guardian.

Everton may have a job signing both, what with their cash-strapped structure, though.

And Etienne Capoue, yesterday touted as a midfielder Arsenal could possibly buy, has admitted he wants to leave Toulouse this summer, claim the Metro.