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Midday Ticker: Ronaldo’s future, Messi, Everton and more


Two of the game’s biggest stars dominated afternoon headlines on Monday, while Everton is set to be purchased by two American investors over the coming days.

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo said he will remain in Madrid for the final two years left on his current contract before making a decision on his future, saying: “I want to stay here for two more years, and then we’ll see about the future. That’s the contract that I’ve got. Now what I have to do is try to win trophies and the Champions League once again.” (REPORT)

Lionel Messi is set to undergo a minor kidney operation on Tuesday, but the Barcelona striker should be eligible to return to training on Thursday, barring any setbacks. (REPORT)

Chelsea centerback Kurt Zouma will miss up to six months after suffering an ACL injury during the team’s 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Sunday. (REPORT)

American investors John Jay Moores and Charles Noell are reportedly close to taking over English Premier League side Everton in the coming days. (REPORT)

Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini have been invited to attend the 2018 World Cup final in Russia. (REPORT)

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp said striker Daniel Sturridge is in the running to return to the Reds for Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay against West Ham United. (REPORT)

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