Real Madrid may be turning their transfer attention from attack to defence.
Despite reports to the contrary, Ronaldo's agent is confident that Real Madrid will sign the Brazlian before the transfer deadline on August 31.
The failure to resolve a dispute over payments for television highlights could lead to the postponement of the start of the new season in Italy.
Damien Duff is set to disappoint a host of admirers by agreeingto sign a new contract with Blackurn Rovers.
RWD Molenbeek have collapsed, the latest victims of European club football's financial slump.
Arsene Wenger has given Juventus keeper Fabian Carini a 24-hour deadline to agree to join Arsenal, or the club will look elsewhere for a keeper.
Uruguayan World Cup defender Dario Rodriguez has signed a four-year contract to play in Germany with Schalke.
All 23 of Turkey's World Cup heroes will be back on duty when the third-place finishers open their new campaign with friendly against Georgia next Wednesday.
Barcelona are poised to sign Sporting Lisbon's prolific striker Mario Jardel after the club agreed a deal to bring the Brazilian-born striker to the Nou Camp.
Leeds keeper Nigel Martyn will not be leaving the club, according to new boss Terry Venables, despite reports linking the England keeper with a move to fellow Premiership club Southampton.