CRISTIANO Ronaldo kept his World Cup dream alive last night when he set up Portugal’s last-gasp equaliser against the USA in Manaus.
Ronaldo, who is the current World Player of the Year, had been set to exit the competition at the group stage, but the 95th-minute leveller handed the Portuguese a lifeline.
One other star currently competing at the World Cup is being heralded as the new Ronaldo, and according to a report today, two Premier League clubs are tracking him.
That is just one of the stories making the headlines, with speculation continuing as the summer transfer window hots up.
Holland’s Memphis Depay, who plays for PSV Eindhoven, is being described as the new Ronaldo, with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur both interested in him. (Bild)
Liverpool face a major battle to hold on to Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who is the subject of a £68m bid from Barcelona. (Bild)
Carlos Vela is NOT returning to Arsenal, and has instead signed a new deal with Real Sociedad. (Daily Express)
Chelsea and Manchester United target Eliaquim Mangala is no longer wanted by Barcelona. (Daily Star)
Man United are preparing a £6m bid for AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong, formerly of Manchester City. (Tuttosport)
West Bromwich Albion are the favourites to sign Chelsea’s Victor Moses, who was on loan at Liverpool last season. (The Sun)
Tottenham are ready to make a bid of £5m for Lille striker Divock Origi, who scored Belgium’s winner against Russia in the World Cup yesterday. (Daily Mail)
Southampton have made an £8m bid for Feyenoord striker Graziano Pelle. (Daily Mirror)
Queens Park Rangers are ready to make a move for Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, who is also a target of Arsenal and Tottenham. (Daily Mail)
Swansea City have beaten Newcastle United to the signing of French striker Bafetimbi Gomis on a free. (Daily Express)
Celtic are considering making a bid for Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall. (Daily Express)
Sunderland target Ashley Williams has been offered a new contract by Swansea. (South Wales Evening Post)