He didn't do himself any favours with his comments after the Champions League final, but it didn't need much to get the Cristiano Ronaldo to Real train running again.
United will be thrown ''into turmoil'' say the Sun, when the Portuguese winger demands himself a move to the Bernabeu. Given that the figure being thrown about a few months ago was in excess of £80m, the recession seems to have hit hard as Ronaldo is now only worth £50m apparently.
The Daily Telegraph reckon that Ronnie will pop off on holiday first before making any decisions over his future, so prepare yourselves for more pictures of the world's best player looking like he's been varnished and then surrounding himself with some semi-naked arm candy.
The Independent have jumped on the back of yesterday's Franck Ribery rumours, to claim that Madrid are actually far more keen to sign the Frenchman for £40m, than Ronnie for £50m.
'We agree!', yells the Daily Express, adding that Florentino Perez will walk back into the club with a pair of Ribery and Kaka on either arm.
Oh, and of course it wouldn't be complete without Chelsea being involved too, so all their hopes of signing Franck appear to have been dented - as reports the Times. They might still get hold of coach Carlo Ancelotti though, who could also bring CSKA Moscow's Russian left-back Yuri Zhirkov along for the ride.
Zhirkov would be nice, but how about Andrea Pirlo? The Daily Telegraph would love to see him move to Stamford Bridge for £20m and provide yet another creative, midfield option alongside Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack and the soon to be departing Deco.
No transfer rumours from Arsenal today, but Liverpool could get themselves involved in the Carlos Tevez deal. The Times have five clubs ready to meet the £25m valuation for Tevez.
It shouldn't bother United too much, unless his tears caused some kind of stain on the dressing room floor, as they already have their eyes on Karim Benzema and Antonio Valencia. The Daily Express say Ferguson’s transfer war chest will be boosted if India telecom company Sahara agree a £100m deal to take over from AIG as United’s shirt sponsors; and a ton of that will go on replacing the Argentine. Oh, and Nani, Ji-Sung Park and Tomasz Kuszczak too.
We can round up the rest of the tittle-tattle: Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins is being linked with an 8m move to Italian side Fiorentina. Middlesbrough's David Wheater, 22, is rated at £6m and could make a move to Birmingham. West Bromwich Albion's Chris Brunt is wanted by Rangers in a player-plus-cash deal that could see Barry Ferguson move to the Hawthorns; but Fulham are interested too. And Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso is still being linked with an incredible move to Bolton.
The managerial merry-go-round gets a look in, as Steve Bruce looks set to join Sunderland. The Guardian think it could happen by the weekend; but the Times are far more concerned with Alan Shearer's future - as they think he could be appointed full-time Toon boss even sooner.
Portsmouth have been in the news a fair bit recently what with another big Sheikh-up and all. And the Times have targeted Sven Goran Eriksson as the man to take over the hotseat. At least now he knows there's some cash around! Of course, this deal hinges on the Premier League actually allowing Sulaiman Al-Fahim to take over and the Guardian think it'll be a test case for the league's new rules.
And finally, the 'fro is back. And Everton are very happy about it. The Daily Mail have raised the standard of reporting around the globe by focusing on Marouane Fellaini's haircut ahead of their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea. Nevermind the world class players at the Blues' disposal lads, Marouane's got some lucky follicles, so of course you're going to win!