Brazilian Legend, Ronaldinho Set to Return to Professional Football

The January transfer window is a busy one with massive surprises concerning the future of professional footballers around the world.

Ronaldinho could be set to make a return to professional football, as he nears a move to Brazilian side Coritiba, ESPN Brasil reports.

The Barcelona legend last featured in a game in 2015 but has been offered a deal of around €22,000 per week, though the club are apparently giving him a mansion and private security. The Serie A side expect an answer from his agent on Wednesday.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has asked manager Jose Mourinho to send him out on loan in January, according to the Daily Mail.

West Ham, Swansea City and former club Watford have all been sounded out over the possibility of a move while Chinese outfit Shandong Luneng are also interested.

Former West Ham and Chelsea striker Demba Ba is set to return to Besiktas on loan until the end of the season, according to NTV Spor.

The Senegal international has agreed to leave Shanghai Shenhua and is set to undergo medical tests with the Turkish outfit.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte intends to make a bid for AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez if Real Madrid succeed in luring Thibaut Courtois away this summer, according to The Sun.

Lopez has fallen out of favour at San Siro due to the emergence of talented teenage shot-stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Islam Slimani is the latest Premier League star to be linked with a move to China as Tianjin Quanjian consider a €40 million move for the Leicester City striker, according to

Should Slimani follow the likes of Carlos Tevez and Oscar in heading to the Chinese Super League, Leicester will look to bring Guangzhou Evergrande attacker Jackson Martinez in the opposite direction.

Serie A clubs Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter are all interested in Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, according to Fichajes.

Despite not being a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte does not want to lose the Spain international and will demand around £25 million for his services.

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