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Papers: Unhappy Ronaldo wants Barca move

All the top stories and transfer rumours from Wednesday’s national newspapers…

THE SUN

Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique to speak to Nou Camp boss Xavi about a potential move after being left unhappy at Manchester United.

Real Sociedad are hoping to persuade Manchester United to release Juan Mata as a free agent in January.

DAILY MAIL

Newcastle are interested in a loan for Brazil international forward Gabriel Barbosa after Benfica refused to sell Darwin Nunez in January.

Ross Barkley could make a sensational return to Goodison Park next month with Everton interested in the Chelsea star.

Queens Park Rangers are front runners to sign experienced defender Steve Cook from Bournemouth – although Nottingham Forest are also interested.

Former Manchester City defender Cameron Humphreys-Grant, now at Belgian club Zulte Waregem, is weighing up a return to England amid interest from a number of Championship clubs including Derby, Cardiff, Birmingham and Blackburn.

Brighton forward Aaron Connolly is closing in on a loan move to promotion-chasing Middlesbrough.

THE GUARDIAN

Everton’s Lucas Digne has been linked with a move to Chelsea as Thomas Tuchel lines up as left wing-back replacement option for the injured Ben Chilwell.

Georginio Wijnaldum has made 11 appearances for PSG so far this season with five of those coming from the bench

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Georginio Wijnaldum has started just nine Ligue 1 games this term for PSG.

DAILY STAR

Newcastle United are reportedly set to make a sensational swoop for PSG midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum – just six months after the ex-Liverpool ace left the Premier League.

West Ham are reportedly weighing up a move for Bayer Leverkusen striker Patrik Schick to ease the burden on Michail Antonio.

DAILY MIRROR

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne is set to snub a move to Tottenham – in favour of a mega-money transfer to MLS side Toronto FC.

Raphinha will not push for a January move from Leeds despite being wanted by Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

Chelsea could be forced to sign a left wing-back after Ben Chilwell underwent knee ligament surgery which could rule him out for the rest of the season.

DAILY RECORD

Rangers “lead the race” to sign Paris Saint-Germain youngster Xavi Simons, according to reports.