Today’s rumours from the world of football . . .
Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking goalscoring run has caught the eye of Adrian Butchart, the man behind the Goal! films, who believes the Leicester striker’s journey could be a Hollywood hit. (The Sun). Click HERE
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 30, has given his word to Paris St-Germain that they are the only club for whom he would quit the Bernabeu. The Portugal international has been linked with a return to Manchester United. (The Sun). Click HERE
Harry Redknapp is in the frame for the Newcastle job after their Selhurst Park slaughter on Saturday. Brendan Rodgers is the bookies’ favourite for Steve McClaren’s job after the Magpies were stunned 5-1 by Crystal Palace. But Redknapp is also tipped to be the man to sort out the shambles with Newcastle having won just twice this season and fears that McClaren has lost the dressing room. (Daily Mirror). Click HERE
Neymar says he plans to end speculation over his future by signing a new contract with Barcelona. The 23-year-old continued his fine form on Saturday evening as he scored twice in Barca’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad. He is under contract at the Camp Nou until 2018 but his father recently said that ongoing tax issues in Spain could throw any extension into doubt while Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on the Brazilian. (Sky Sports). Click HERE
Basel’s Breel Embolo has got Europe’s biggest club sides all excited, with Barcelona joining Manchester United, Juventus and Arsenal in the hunt for the 18-year-old. United had scouts in Basel last week to watch their game against Fiorentina. (The Guardian). Click HERE
QPR plan to name their new manager this week from a shortlist of three - with Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, 43, favourite for the job ahead of former Charlton and Huddersfield manager Chris Powell, 46, and Walsall’s Dean Smith, 44. (Daily Star). Click HERE