Ronaldo beg super-agent for Manchester United return

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly told his agent to seal a dream return to Manchester United this summer.

United will offer Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 26, and £183m in exchange for Portugal forward Ronaldo, 32, and his Real Madrid team-mate Alvaro Morata, the 24-year-old Spain striker.

Alternatively, United will offer De Gea and £175m for Ronaldo and will pursue Morata in a separate deal.

If De Gea goes to Madrid, then United could move for AC Milan’s Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 18, as a replacement.

United, along with Chelsea, PSG and Bayern Munich are all keen on the prolific Portugal star, with the French outfit ready to to offer £122m to land him plus a staggering salary of £26m per year.

Ronaldo, however, favours a return to return to United and has instructed his representative, fellow Portuguese super-agent Jorge Mendes, to do everything in his power to make it reality after ignoring pleas from Real boss Zinedine Zidane to reconsider his position.
The Chinese transfer window opens on Monday and the biggest prize is Cristiano Ronaldo.

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  • ​Real Madrid’s Spain striker Alvaro Morata, 24, has agreed to join United and is waiting for the two clubs to agree a fee of around £60m before making the move to Old Trafford.

  • Morata’s representative, Juanma Lopez, had talks with Real Madrid representatives on Friday to pave the way for the former Juventus player’s move to United.
  • Sweden defender Victor Lindelof will complete a £35million five year move to Manchester United on Wednesday.
  • Manchester United have made a bid of £70m for Torino’s 23-year-old Italy forward Andrea Belotti.

  • AC Milan are reluctant to meet Diego Costa’s wages of £200,000-plus a week as the Chelsea striker seeks a new club after being told he is no longer part of Antonio Conte’s plans.
  • Chelsea must pay Juventus £52m for Brazil defender Alex Sandro, 26, who has three years left on his contract with the champions of Italy.

  • Inter Milan want £44m for Manchester United target Ivan Perisic.
  • Zenit St Petersburg have reportedly  joined the race to sign Tottenham  and Juventus target Douglas Costa  this summer.
  • Manchester United are interested in beating Liverpool to the signing of Sporting Lisbon forward Gelson Martins.
  • West Ham are trying to sign £17m-rated Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore. 

  • But the Hammers face competition from fellow top-flight side Everton for Bertrand Traore, while Borussia Monchengladbach, Lille, Lyon and Schalke are also interested in him.
  • West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is weighing up a £7.5m move for Toulouse forward Martin Braithwaite.
  • Tottenham are eyeing PSG full-back Serge Aurier as a replacement for Man City target Kyle Walker.
  • Arsenal are fighting to keep starlet Chris Willock with Manchester City circling as his contract expiry nears.
  • Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, 28, says his agent “will see” to his future as he concentrates on playing for Chile in the Confederations Cup.
  • Liverpool starlet Joe Gomez is a target for new Premier League rivals Brighton.
  • Newly promoted Brighton will listen to offers for Northern Ireland midfielder Oliver Norwood, 26, just one year after signing him from Reading.
  • Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford will consider an offer from Everton – but only once his England U21 duty is over.
  • Black Cats owner Ellis Short wants to sell the club and the Stadium of Light oufit are in positive talks with a prospective German consortium.
  • Former Sunderland and England striker Kevin Phillips, 43, is the new favourite to take charge of the Black Cats.
  • Sean Dyche remains the favourite for the Crystal Palace job despite them sounding out Frank de Boer.
  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk held talks with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and received videos on how he would be used in the Reds team prior to the Anfield club ending their interest in the 25-year-old.
  • Premier League newcomers Huddersfield will try to sign Leeds United’s New Zealand forward Chris Wood, 25, for £15m.
  • Leicester City are close to signing non-league defender Sam Hughes, 20, from National League side Chester for £125,000.
  • Newcastle United are closing in on the £8.7m signing of French defender Florian Lejeune, 26, from Spanish club Eibar.
  • Newcastle United’s Scotland defender Grant Hanley, 25, and Middlesbrough’s Spanish defender Daniel Ayala, 26, are both wanted by Sheffield Wednesday.
  • Premier League newcomers Huddersfield will try to sign Leeds United’s New Zealand forward Chris Wood, 25, for £15m.
  • Reading hope manager Jaap Stam will sign a new two-year contract when he returns from holiday.
  • Bolton want to sign Newcastle United winger Sammy Ameobi, 25, after the former England Under-21 international’s successful loan at Wanderers in 2016-17.
  • Aston Villa have had a £500,000 bid for Stoke’s Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan, 33, turned down but the Championship club remain confident a deal can be done.
  • Boxing champion and Everton fan Tony Bellew says his next fight will be against whichever manager lures striker Romelu Lukaku away from Goodison Park
  • Fans of Premier League clubs can  expect fewer Saturday afternoon  kick-offs but more matches on  television from the 2019-20  season.

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  • ​Leicester’s Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa, 24, has agreed a deal with Fenerbahce and is expected to complete a £17.4m move to the Turkish club.
  • Manchester United’s pursuit of Alvaro Morata has intensified. The Real Madrid striker is reportedly top of the  summer wishlist at Old  Trafford after the club released Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The news comes the same day Morata’s agent, Juanma Lopez, claimed he did not know whether the striker would be in Spain next season.

  • Morata may have agreed a deal to join Manchester United.
  • Liverpool transfer target Marco Asensio has revealed he has no plans to leave Real Madrid. The 21-year-old playmaker, who scored in the Champions League final win over Juventus, wants to become a starter for Zinedine Zidane’s sideand earn “a lot of minutes”.
  • Barcelona are planning to offer Lionel Messi a blockbuster deal that includes a stunning €400million release clause.
  • Chelsea want to sign Everton’s Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye, 27, but the Toffees are not interested in selling.
  • Leonardo Bonucci’s agent was  spotted in London last week as  talk of a move to Chelsea hots up.
  • However, Leonardo Bonucci says rumours he is set to join Chelsea are purely media speculation.
  • AC Milan are reported to be interested in signing former Arsenal and Liverpool target Andre Silva from Porto.

  • AC Milan have reached an agreement with Andrea Conti over the player’s summer move to the San Siro
  • Chelsea’s Diego Costa, 28, is in talks over a £40m move to AC Milan after the Spain forward revealed the Premier League champions want to sell him.
  • Blues boss Antonio Conte’s decision to get rid of his top-scorer by text, and Costa going public on the private exchange, has shocked the Chelsea board and is set to cost the club millions.
  • Costa has pleaded with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to save his career at Stamford Bridge.
  • Bayern Munich will offer Arsenal’s 28-year-old Chile forward Alexis Sanchez £350,000 a week as they look to beat Manchester City to his signature.
  • Arsenal are confident Spain defender Hector Bellerin, 22, will stay at the club despite reports he could move to Barcelona this summer.
  • Juventus hope to land Bayern Munich’s Douglas Costa, a top target for the Turin-based club, but know any deal hinges on the Bundesliga champions signing Alexis Sanchez. Massimiliano Allegri reportedly considers the Brazilian to have the perfect profile for his system.
  • The Serie A champions have also targeted Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi. It’s another summer of change at the Spanish club and Juventus feel they can take advantage of this with a €25million offer for the midfielder.
  • Juve are set to be busy in the market. As well as Costa and N’Zonzi they’re also interested in Keita Balde Diao, and are prepared to go to war with AC Milan for his signature.
  • Porto have accepted a settlement agreement that includes a €700,000 fine and a restriction on the number of players in their Champions League squad from next season after failing to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
  • Iker Casillas’ representatives have offered the Porto goalkeeper’s services to a number of La Liga clubs, including Sevilla. The former Real Madrid shot-stopper was linked with a move to the Premier League in May but it appears as though a return to Spain may be on the cards.
  • Borussia Monchengladbach look to be closing in on the signature of BSC Young Boys midfielder Denis Zakaria. The 20-year-old appears set to pen a deal with the Bundesliga outfit until 2022 as the club look to fill the Mahmoud Dahoud shaped hole in their midfield.
  • Paris Saint-Germain are confident of landing long-time Chelsea  transfer targetJames Rodriguez. The 25-year-old Colombian wants to leave Real Madrid in search of first-team football and the Ligue 1 giants feel their existing relationship with Rodriguez’s club and agent Jorge Mendes puts them at the front of the queue for his signature.
  • PSG are very interested in signing Manchester United target Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid and are ready to pay €75million.
  • Monaco forward Valere Germain is a transfer target for Ligue 1 rivals Marseille. The two clubs have been in negotiations for a number of weeks and the lure of first-team football appears to have been enough to convince the striker to move.
  • Sevilla’s president says the Spanish club are in negotiations to sign Manchester City’s 31-year-old winger Jesus Navas, and they would also like to sign City forward Nolito, 30.
  • Claudio Ranieri and Frank de Boer are in talks with Crystal Palace about their manager’s job.
  • Former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira, 40, is in pole position to take over as new manager of French club Saint-Etienne.
  • Southampton will not let Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk, 25, leave for less than £70m. Chelsea and Manchester City are interested after Liverpool pulled out of the race.
  • Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 31, is considering seeing out the remaining year of his £250,000-a-week contract at the club instead of taking a pay-cut to join Everton.
  • Hoffenheim have extended the contract of their highly-rated head coach Julian Nagelsmann until 2021.
  • Brighton and Hove Albion have agreed a fee with Valencia for Australian goalkeeper Matthew Ryan, who spent last season on loan in Belgium at Genk.
  • Brighton, Newcastle, Watford and Stoke are interested in signing Arsenal’s England defender Kieran Gibbs, 27, although the Gunners could be forced to lower their £15m asking price.
  • Norwich City will sign Darmstadt’s Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder Mario Vrancic, 28, for around £650,000. Vrancic made 23 appearances as Darmstadt finished bottom of the Bundesliga in 2016-17.
  • A football fan spoiled his general election ballot paper by scrawling ‘Wenger Out’ on it in reference to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
  • FIFA will not take any action against Saudi Arabia after their national team declined to participate in a minute’s silence in memory of last weekend’s deadly attacks in London.

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  • ​Manchester United are ready to spend more than £100m to sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, 27.

  • They are also ready to spend £100m for 18-year-old Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe.

  • Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he will stay at Atletico Madrid this summer and it would be a “dirty move” to leave after their transfer ban was upheld.
  • Jose Mourinho is willing to sell David de Gea to Real Madrid for just £22m in part exchange for Alvaro Morata.
  • AC Milan transfer target Alvaro Morata has stated he does not plan to leave Real Madrid this summer. Speaking after his side’s Champions League victory, the striker said: “No, I certainly won’t be in Italy. I want to continue here and it’s difficult. I can only tell you what I read in the papers, I know nothing else.”
  • Valencia have reportedly earmarked Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera as one of their main targets this summer, with their boss Marcelino asking the club’s owner Peter Lim to launch a £30m-plus bid.

  • Manchester City have had an initial offer for defender Benjamin Mendy, 22, rejected by Monaco.
  • Former Manchester City hitman Mario Balotelli is wanted by both Borussia Dortmund and Olympique Marseille, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
  • New Zenit St Petersburg boss Roberto Mancini wants to reunite with controversial striker Mario Balotelli.
  • Jeremy Mathieu and Arda Turan are both set to depart Barcelona this summer. The former has been offered a deal with Marseille, though clubs in Turkey are also said to be interested. The latter has been an Arsenal transfer  target for some time, but has also had proposals from Chinese football.

  • Arda Turan, 30, has agreed a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners are yet to agree a transfer fee for the Turkey international.
  • Sandro Ramirez could be Atletico Madrid’s first signing of the 2017/18 season. The club recently had a transfer ban upheld, meaning players cannot join them this summer, but they could still negotiate for the forward to join them early next year.
  • Sandro, a reported target for Arsenal and Everton, has undergone a medical at Atletico Madrid.
  • Liverpool remain hopeful of reaching a contract solution with Emre Can despite an approach from Juventus for the Germany midfielder.
  • The Reds are ready to steal a march on Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester United by snatching £50m-rated Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette from under their noses.

  • Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is set to return to Marseille this summer. The shot-stopper suffered with injuries last term and is no longer No.1 for the Eagles, but could rejuvenate his career back in France.
  • Nice have made a £6.8m move to rival Arsenal for Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru.
  • Arsenal have handed Arsene Wenger £150m to turn the Gunners into a title-challenging side next season.
  • The Gunners are ready to make a real statement of intent and increase their offer for Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe to a world record £95m.
  • Arsenal could have signed £100m-rated Kylian Mbappe for just £230,000 after talks last year.
  • Tottenham want to re-sign Adam Smith from Bournemouth as Kyle Walker’s replacement.

  • Leicester City have made an enquiry for £30m-rated Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
  • Everton are reportedly weighing up making a shock move for Leicester hitman Jamie Vardy as they line up a replacement for Romelu Lukaku.
  • Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has spent more than £100,000 of his own money in a bid to find the next non-league star.
  • Everton have joined Sevilla and Liverpool in the race to sign £10m-rated Anderlecht striker Lukasz Teodorczyk.
  • The Toffees are keen on 25-year-old West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang.
  • West Ham are keen on a deal to sign Lincoln City FA Cup hero Sean Raggett for a bargain £350,000.
  • West Ham’s flexible defender Havard Nordveit could be set for a return to Germany. After a disappointing season in English football, the Norwegian may join Hoffenheim, who finished fourth in the Bundesliga.
  • Manchester United will announce the signing of Benfica and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof, 22, for £30m next week.
  • AC Milan’s rebuilding project is set to continue with the signing of Lucas Biglia. The Rossoneri have already confirmed the additions of Mateo Musacchio and Franck Kessie, and reports suggest they will soon add the Lazio captain to their ranks having agreed a transfer fee of €21m (£18m) plus €4m (£3.5m) bonuses.
  • While they have been linked with Jean-Michael Seri recently, Paris Saint-Germain’s preferred midfield target is Fabinho. The 23-year-old Brazilian is contracted to Monaco until 2021, but has a release clause of €50m (£44m).
  • Lille manager Marcelo Bielsa scouted Nicolas Pepe on the final day of the season and liked what he saw. The 22-year-old scored three goals in 11 Ligue 1 starts for Angers, who are looking for a bid of at least €10m (£8.7m). The forward is also wanted by Newcastle United.
  • Florian Lejeune will become the second player to join Rafa Benitez’s Toon revolution, with the Eibar centre-half joining Newcastle in a £8.7m deal next month.
  • Reece Oxford is set to join Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan to gain more first-team experience.
  • Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says he would have to listen if Real Madrid try to tempt him away from Stamford Bridge.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels as young as ever after guiding Real Madrid to more Champions League glory.
  • Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has admitted he came close to joining Manchester United last year.
  • Real Madrid are said to be retraining their sights on Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin.

  • Thomas Tuchel will not become the  new coach of Bayer Leverkusen this  summer, his agent has confirmed.
  • Arsenal are to offer central defender Rob Holding a new contract after he was signed from Bolton last summer for £2.1m
  • Former Middlesbrough striker Fabrizio Ravanelli wants to become the club’s next manager and has asked chairman Steve Gibson to call him.
  • However, Middlesbrough have lined up a management team of Garry Monk and James Beattie to guide the Teesiders back to the Premier League.
  • Reece Oxford is set to join Borussia Monchengladbach on a season-long loan to gain more first-team experience.
  • Anderlecht are standing firm against Everton as they are determined to keep hold of Leander Dendoncker.
  • Lazio winger Keita Balde, 22, will turn down a move to Liverpool in favour of signing for Juventus.
  • Watford are considering a move for 22-year-old Montpellier forward Steve Mounie, who is also a target for West Brom.
  • Swansea and Burnley are locked in £1.5m summer scrap for Barnsley defender Andy Yiadom.
  • Celtic continue to be linked with a move for Sunderland man Fabio Borini, who worked with Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers at Swansea Liverpool and Chelsea.

  • Former Leeds United and Swansea City manager Garry Monk is now favourite to take over at Hull City rather than Crystal Palace.
  • Rangers goalkeeper Wes Foderingham was mistaken for France left-back Gael Clichy on a plane, so played along and told the inquisitive passenger he was on his way to sign for the Scottish club.
  • David Beckham has moved a giant leap forward in creating his MLS franchise dream after being granted permission to buy the last piece of land needed to build a stadium in Miami.
  • Thousands of football fans were watching a live relay of Juventus’ Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff when a bang was heard and rumours of an explosion spread.
  • The former Bundesliga team 1860 Munich face demotion to Germany’s fourth or fifth tier after failing to meet a deadline for a third-division licence.
  • Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is reportedly ready to snub Liverpool and Chelsea and join Manchester City this summer.

Latest Football News 

  • ​Inter want to complete an ambitious double swoop for Real Madrid duo Pepe and James Rodriguez.

    • But, James Rodriguez wants to leave Real Madrid for Manchester United instead of Inter, but the two sides are unable to reach an agreement on a fee,  Diariogol reports.
    • Manchester City have sealed a move for Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva, making the Portugal midfielder the club’s first addition of the summer. The 22-year-old’s transfer was announced on Thursday, and it will be finalised when the window opens on July 1. City confirmed that Silva will sign a five-year deal.
    • City will continue their summer spending spree with moves for England and Tottenham full-back Kyle Walker, 26, and Monaco and France defender Benjamin Mendy, 22.
    • City boss Pep Guardiola has upset his old club Barcelona by targeting three of the Spanish club’s academy players- Pablo Moreno, Nico Gonzalez and Ansu Fati.
    • Meanwhile, Yaya Toure is close to signing a new one-year deal with Manchester City.
    • Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will sign a new two-year contract regardless of the result of Saturday’s FA Cup final.
    • Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte, meanwhile, is set for a new £40m contract at Stamford Bridge plus a large transfer fund to add to his Premier League-winning squad.
    • Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.

      • Only a world-record offer in excess of £50m would tempt Juventus to part company with 30-year-old defender Leonardo Bonucci.
      • Jose Mourinho hopes to sign a right winger this summer and has turned his attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Lucas Moura.
      • United are reportedly planning to muscle their way to a move for Liverpool’s top transfer target Virgil van Dijk this summer.
      • Chelsea and Brazil midfielder Willian, 28, says he is not interested in a move to the lucrative Chinese Super League and wants to become a British citizen.
      • Brazil and Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 24, would be “an ideal player” for Barcelona, says national manager Tite.
      • Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has dismissed reports he has already agreed to leave this summer but stopped short of committing his future to the club.
      • Liverpool are ready to break their club transfer record to land £50m-rated RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.
      • AC Milan have reportedly threatened to bench highly-rated young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma if he fails to sign a new deal.
      • Rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan have reportedly joined Juventus in the race for Arsenal target Corentin Tolisso.

        • Barcelona have reportedly stepped up their interest in Manchester United target Marquinhos ahead of a summer move.
        • Francesco Totti has reportedly  accused Roma of forcing him to stop playing football.
        • Juventus have met with Angel Di Maria’s new agent Pablo Sabbag to discuss the potential transfer of the Paris Saint-Germain winger to the Bianconeri, with Inter Milan also interested. No decisive moves have been made yet, though.
        • Alvaro Morata has flown to Milan to seal a move to the Rossoneri, with the Spanish International striker set to be paid a salary of €7.5million a year at the San Siro.
        • German legend Ottmar Hitzfeld expects Borussia Dortmund to part ways with Thomas Tuchel this summer, revealing there is “no dialogue at all” between the manager and managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke.
        • Schalke are targeting Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore after the Burkina Faso forward spent a successful season on loan at Ajax, scoring 14 goals for the Amsterdam side over the course of the campaign.
        • Ahead of his final match in charge of Barcelona, Luis Enrique refused to rule out a return to the Catalan club in the future. He is expected to take a sabbatical year, but “never say never” on the 47-year-old one day sitting on the Camp Nou bench again.
        • Marseille have approached Rubin Kazan over a potential move for former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, although no firm offer has been made.

          • Thomas Lemar is a target for Tottenham Hotspur, with the Premier League club expressing a “keen interest” in the midfielder to AS Monaco. However, they will face competition, with Juventus also interested.
          • Everton are not expected to take up the option to sign Enner Valencia permanently, having brought in the 27-year-old Ecuador winger on a season-long loan from West Ham in August.
          • Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri, 65, is being approached to replace Garry Monk at Leeds.
          • Monk and another ex-Leicester boss, Nigel Pearson, are both interested in taking over at Middlesbrough, with the club keen to speak with both of them.
          • Former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has ruled out managing Sunderland while admitting he is ready for a new challenge.
          • Tony Pulis has been told by West Brom owner Guochuan Lai he will have a club record budget for new signings this summer.
          • Burnley chairman Mike Garlick has hailed Sean Dyche’s five years at Turf Moor and describes him as one of the best managers in the club’s history.
          • Tony Pulis is considering his future at West Brom because of persistent criticism from fans, despite securing a top-ten Pemier League finish.
          • Deportivo La Coruna president Tino Fernandez has confirmed the La Liga side are in talks to re-sign Arsenal striker Lucas Perez.
          • Watford midfielder Dion Pereira, 18, is wanted by West Ham and Newcastle.
          • Guillermo Varela has hit back at Eintracht Frankfurt after he was suspended and fined by the club for getting a tattoo against the coach’s wishes. 
          • He said: “I wonder what Real Madrid would have to do with Sergio Ramos. He gets tattooed every week. I can’t explain why I’ve been punished so hard.”
          • “I’ve been nailed to the cross as if I’d violently attacked the coach or done something else.”
          • Gary Cahill admits he was close to joining Arsenal before fate intervened and got him hooked on trophies at Chelsea.
          • Tottenham have sold more than half of the 9,000 premium season-tickets that will be available when their new stadium opens for the 2018/19 season.
          • Juventus forward Pablo Dybala is improving his weaker right foot – by writing with it. The 23-year-old Argentina international puts a pen “between my big toe and the little one” and scribbles away.