Transfer Rumour FactCheck: Ronaldo going nowhere, but is Isco on the move?

Like Harry Redknapp hanging out of a car window, we're here to cut through the nonsense

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid, La Liga,

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Silly season is almost upon us, so we're here to sift through the nonsense and add in some of our own to the mix to see if it catches on. 

Every day, we'll bring you a round up of the day's transfer news and decide whether or not it sounds plausible, or is a case of fake news spreading in the post-truth era. 


Isco to Tottenham

The Daily Mail are reporting that the Londoners are looking bolster their attack and, with the Spaniard getting limited game time at Real Madrid, it's a possibility.

Wilfred Ndidi to Leicester

The Star have this one as a runner and the champions need something to kick start their season as they hover dangerously close to the drop zone.

"Anonymous defender" to Manchester City

Their defence is terrible. They need a defender.

Morgan Schneiderlin to West Bromwich Albion

Tony Pullis confirmed they had made a bid last week, although whether the Frenchman fancies a move to the midlands remains to be seen


Makes sense but won't happen

Cesc Fabregas to AC Milan

The Sun claim this one is a runner, but the PL leaders have a small squad at the moment and it's likely to be a case of bringing a player in before they let anyone leave.

Kasper Schmeichel to Liverpool

The Reds need a reliable keeper but even The Daily Star are reporting that Claudio Ranieri believes this one is a non-runner. 

Jack Wilshere to Italy

The Star are reporting that AC Milan and Roma are monitoring the player, but after getting his career back on track at Bournemouth, it's unlikely Wenger or the player will fancy that move.


Absolute nonsense

Cristiano Ronaldo to China

His agent said there is interest on the Chinese said, and boy howdy were they willing to pay for Cristy, but it turns out Ronaldo has more will power than Krusty.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool

Klopp said he doesn't comment on transfer speculation as a rule, but that he would break that habit for this story because it was nonsense.

Marcus Rashford to West Ham 

The Daily Mail are reporting that even West Ham manager Slaven Bilic thinks this is a no-go. Not that they couldn't use a shakeup soon, mind...


One we've just made up, let's see if it catches on

Ryan Betrand to Liverpool

The Anfield club haven't whipped out their Southampton loyalty card in almost six months, so they need to use it before they lose it.