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Wednesday Kickoff: Ronaldo, France, Wilshere and more

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One of the game’s biggest stars is reportedly nearing a contract extension while precautions are being made for this summer’s European Championships.

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over an extended contract that will keep the Portuguese star at the club until 2020. (REPORT)

France has called for an extension of the country’s state of emergency through both Euro 2016 and the Tour de France. The country, which originally declared after November’s attack in Paris, believes the heightened state would “allow a better response against the terrorist threat” during the┬átournament. (REPORT)

Midfielder Jack Wilshere could return to the Arsenal squad for this Sunday’s match against Sunderland. Wilshere has been out of action since August with an ankle injury, but recently returned and scored a goal for Arsenal’s U-21s. (REPORT)

Manuel Neuer has signed a new deal with Bayern Munich that will keep the goalkeeper what the club until 2021. (REPORT)

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has returned to training with Bayer Leverkusen after being forced out of Saturday’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt with an injury. (REPORT)

Barcelona fullback Dani Alves has reportedly received a multi-million dollar offer from a club in China. (REPORT)

TUESDAY REWIND

Real Salt Lake remains atop the SBI MLS Power Rankings while the Colorado Rapids made a major leap after a two-win week. (READ)

Sources tell SBI that the New York Cosmos are not pursuing Francesco Totti, despite reports linking the Italian star to the club. (READ)

Tuesday’s Question of the Day asked where Brad Guzan should play next season following Aston Villa’s relegation. (READ)

The Carolina RailHawks leapfrogged the New York Cosmos to the top of the SBI NASL Power Rankings. (READ)

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  1. Love that rumor mill. Ronaldo is jetting to Man U. He has met with PSG leadership five times. Now he’s set to sign an extension with RM. Might was well throw an MLS curveball in there for good measure.

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