FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Ronaldo set for Manchester United return, Arsenal and Spurs battle over Aubameyang, Brighton lure Real Madrid star

All the latest transfer gossip in the footballing world:

Manchester United look set to launch an ambitious bid to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal’s side are working on what could be a new club-record deal to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester six years after he joined Real Madrid for a world record £80m. (Manchester Evening News)

United could also be set to seal the signature of Spanish forward Pedro from Barcelona.

The 27-year-old could become a Red Devil as early as next week. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal and Spurs are set to battle it out for Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The North London rivals could be set for a bidding war over the Gabon international. (Talksport)

Aston Villa are sniffing around Emmanuel Adebayor, with the Tottenham hitman seen as an ideal replacement for Liverpool-bound Christian Benteke. (Birmingham Mail)

Finally, Brighton have signed someone from Real Madrid.

A deal that sounds like it should be the end-point of a particularly long-running stint on ‘Football Manager’ was completed on Thursday, when Jack Harper signed a two-year deal with the Championship club. (Telegraph)