On this day of the League Cup Semifinals, here's a look at the rumours that found their way into the papers today. 1. Cristiano Ronaldo has said he would like to finish his career in Brazil once he's finished playing for Real Madrid. (Source: http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/20/manchester-united-transfer-target-cristiano-ronaldo-reveals-desired-destination-when-he-ends-real-madrid-career-5029688/) 2. Spurs are trying to get Everton to bite on a rare swap deal that includes Kevin Miralles and cash for Aaron Lennon. (Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/tottenham-plot-transfer-swap-evertons-5012010) 3. James Milner contract talks with current club Manchester City have stalled. (Source: http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/jan/20/james-milner-manchester-city-exit-edging-closer) 4. Arsenal are in contact with Villareal over centre-half Gabriel Paulista. (Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/arsenal/11358713/Arsenal-transfer-news-Arsene-Wenger-eyeing-Villarreal-centre-back-Gabriel-Paulista.html) 5. Former Manchester United player Michael Owen says Robin van Persie is not the player he was billed at anymore. (Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/11358641/Man-Utd-news-Louis-van-Gaals-side-not-functioning-as-a-team-says-former-Old-Trafford-striker-Michael-Owen.html) My Thoughts: 1. I find this odd actually but it looks as if the dream of seeing him in the Premier League again is all but. 2. Would be a poor deal for Everton as Lennon is no where near good enough. 3. Disappointing loss if City were to lose him as Milner's having a good season. I expect he will resign though. 4. Would be a delicious buy for Arsenal. Really astute transfer for the Gunners that. 5. While Owen is right, RvP is also getting older. He's not going to be good enough for the squad in 2 years time.