Thursday’s news and rumour gossip.
Chelsea have set aside £60m to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, next summer – (Daily Express)
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 27, says he cannot understand Liverpool’s decision to pull the plug on his move to Anfield this summer – (Daily Star)
Hull City’s record signing, striker Abel Hernandez, 24, says he rejected Benfica in favour of a “dream” Premier League move on deadline day – (Sky Sports)
Former Tottenham, Fulham and Wales midfielder Simon Davies, 34, has signed for Pembrokeshire-based amateur team Solva AFC. (Wales Online)
Nicolas Anelka’s agent has denied speculation that the striker, 35, could have joined Fiorentina prior to agreeing a deal with Indian side Mumbai FC until Christmas. (Sky Sports)