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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Manchester United are planning to spend around £120 million in the summer rather than make January signings, though they realise top targets Gareth Bale and Thomas Muller are unlikely to be available.

Real Madrid still want to buy Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 25, in the summer despite their transfer ban.

Real want United to sign midfielder Toni Kroos, 26, to help them fund a bid for Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, 28.

David De Gea has cooled reports of a move to Real Madrid and insists he wants to win trophies at Manchester United and become a legend for the club.

Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, 74, would be willing to help Ryan Giggs if Louis van Gaal loses his job.

Jose Mourinho believes he will succeed Van Gaal, 64, as United manager within six months, and has sounded out some of his former assistants about joining him at Old Trafford.

Mourinho, 52, turned down the chance to return to Real Madrid in order to resume his Premier League career.

Barcelona sent a scout to watch 21-year-old Everton defender John Stones at Chelsea on Saturday.

Barca are confident of taking Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey to the Nou Camp, and have made signing the 25-year-old one of their summer priorities, with a fee of up to £60million being reported.

Liverpool are prepared to pay £25m for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, 29, this summer.

Chelsea are looking at Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann, 28, as a replacement for captain John Terry, 35.

The Stamford Bridge side are also looking at Leicester playmaker Riyad Mahrez, 24.

West Ham are set to bid £10m for Liverpool’s Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 25, who is on loan at AC Milan.

West Brom are demanding £7m for Callum McManaman, 24, after QPR and Middlesbrough became the latest clubs to register an interest in the winger.

Swansea are prepared to sack head coach Alan Curtis after the club slipped into Premier League relegation zone less than two weeks after appointing the 61-year-old as full-time successor to Garry Monk.

Newcastle are looking to take Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis, 30, to St James’ Park.

The Toons have made a £25 million bid for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as they look to take advantage of the Ligue 1 outfti’s financial situation.

If Lacazette cannot be convinced to join the heavy French foreign legion at St James’
Park, it’s claimed Newcastle will turn their attention to Stoke’s Senegalese frontman Mame Biram Diouf.

Chelsea are weighing up making a £20 million bid for Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, who is seen as a potential replacement for Eden Hazard.

John Terry praised his Chelsea teammates for their fighting spirit to earn a 3-3 draw against Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but “doesn’t really care” if his controversial late goal was offside.

Manchester City have put contract talks with teenage striker Kelechi Iheanacho on hold after a row broke out over which group of agents is representing the youngster.

Having already had a £11 million bid for Swansea City’s Andre Ayew rejected, the Black Cats are now set to offer £14m for the Ghana international.

Roma has settled their contract issues with Ashley Cole and paved the way for LA Galaxy to sign the left back, with an announcement possibly coming Tuesday.

Various reports both in the USA and Italy on Sunday suggest Cole is set to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy, where he will link up with his former England team-mate Steven Gerrard.

Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning are set to offer Yaya Toure a £230,000 per week contract and Manchester City £10 million to buy the midfielder.

Louis van Gaal has refused to allow Victor Valdes join Newcastle on loan, with the Spain international not allowed to join another Premier League club.

Leicester City want to take Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira on loan, with the midfielder having been told he can leave for “the right club”.

The Foxes are hopeful of sealing a deal for FC Copenhagen’s Daniel Amartey by the end of the week.

Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has revealed that he will quit the club in January as he wants to play for France at Euro 2016.

Arsene Wenger says he faces even more hostility from Stoke City fans these days than from Tottenham supporters.

Louis van Gaal says he has learned to control himself on the touchline, but that he used to be like new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

Klopp has become something of a cult figure in the Premier League for his animated antics in the dugout, but as Man United prepare to face Liverpool, Van Gaal insists that officials are not bothered by anything the managers do.

Luis Enrique says that Neymar’s style of play is not “offensive” and has warned Sunday’s opponents Athletic Bilbao that any retribution for the Brazilian’s flick over Unai Bustinza’s head in the closing stages of the 2014-15 Copa del Rey final won’t be tolerated.

At Monday’s Ballon d’Or awards, Paul Pogba said to Lionel Messi: ”I love to play with you at the club”.

Everton are planning a £10 million bid for Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, who has previously been linked to Liverpool.

QPR are keen to take Everton full-back Bryan Oviedo on loan while Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers want Toffees midfielder Darron Gibson.

Watford have joined the battle to sign QPR winger Matt Phillips with West Brom and Bournemouth also interested.

Posters of former manager Jose Mourinho are on sale in Chelsea’s club shop for £1 each, a month after the Portuguese left.

Real Madrid director general Jose Angel Sanchez has claimed that FIFA is looking into Premier League clubs over breaches of the same regulations that saw Atletico and Real Madrid given transfer window bans last week.

A potential return to Bologna for Southampton midfielder Gaston Ramirez, 25, has hit a snag over the length of contract on offer.

Norwich manager Alex Neil says his club are interested in signing 27-year-old defender Timm Klose from Wolfsburg.

Singer Ed Sheeran may be taking a self-imposed break from social media,but that didn’t stop Newcastle legend and BBC pundit Alan Shearer tweeting a photo of the two of themat Newcastle’s 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave away £2.5m of winter jackets from his Sports Direct firm after his side beat West Ham on Saturday.

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De Gea in happy mood after signing a new four year contract
De Gea in happy mood after signing a new four year contract

Manchester United have announced that goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new four-year contract with the option of an extra year.

Neymar is keen to sign a new contract with Barcelona following Manchester United’s interest in the summer. The Brazilian is is set to double his after-tax salary to £200,000-a-week.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Thibaut Courtois requires surgery on a knee injury and will be out for “quite a long time.”

Mourinho has admitted that surprise Chelsea signing Papy Djilobodji was “not his choice” but expressed full faith in the judgement of his scouts, saying it is “the same thing” as the Portuguese picking the defender.

Manchester City will be without David Silva for Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace, manager Manuel Pellegrini has said, while Fabian Delph has been ruled out for at least a month and a half.

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is available for selection for the weekend’s game with Atletico Madrid after the birth of his second son Mateo on Friday night.

Messi missed Barcelona’s training session as he was given permission to attend the birth but will be in the squad to face Atletico on Saturday.

Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has said he believes Cristiano Ronaldo will soon be back in the goal-scoring routine.

Ronaldo failed to score in his side’s first two La Liga games of the season after striking 61 times in all competitions last season.

Galatasaray midfielder Wesley Sneijder is set to put pen to paper on a two-year extension to his current contract and will earn €4.5m per year.

Real Madrid will “definitely not” make a move to sign David de Gea in January, according to club president Florentino Perez.

Paris St-Germain have been quoted £728m if they want Real Madrid’s 30-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

Son Heung-min turned down advances from Liverpool and Manchester City to join Tottenham before the transfer window deadline.

Manchester City midfielder Fernando, 28, is pain-free for the first time in about a year as he nears full fitness from a groin injury.

Andre Villas-Boas has announced that he will step down as coach of Zenit St Petersburg at the end of the 2015-16 season.

Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has a muscle tear in his left thigh, the result of an injury sustained while playing in a friendly for Colombia against Peru, the club’s medical team said via statement on Thursday.

AC Milan players and coach Sinisa Mihajlovic were cheered but the club’s general manager Adriano Galliani was jeered at a presentation to around 3,000 fans in the city.

A group of key Manchester United players are reported to have confronted Louis van Gaal over his ‘rigid’ training methods.

Some players are unhappy with the club’s performance analyst, as they think they spend too much time reviewing videos.

Many United players were also angered by manager Louis van Gaal’s treatment of Rafael. The 25-year-old Brazilian defender was sold to Lyon in August.

Some members of the Red Devils squad also took issue with Van Gaal’s public criticism of 20-year-old defender Luke Shaw last season.

Defender Marcos Rojo, 25, says United’s players are afraid of Van Gaal and his ‘bulldog face’.

Meanwhile, Van Gaal has revealed Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick approached him earlier this season over their concerns about the dressing-room atmosphere but said it shows his relationship with the Manchester United players is “superb.”

Van Gaal has admitted that the fee paid for teenage Anthony Martial was “a ridiculous amount of money,” but added that it simply reflects the “crazy world” of football.

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard, 35, says he would have stayed at the Reds had they offered him the right job.

Nottingham Forest have signed Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams on loan.

Leicester City have taken full-back Dwight Tiendalli, 29, on trial after the Dutchman was released by Swansea on transfer deadline day.

QPR striker Charlie Austin, 26, says there was no truth in reports linking him with a summer move to Manchester United.

Former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman feels both the Reds and Manchester United have “lost their identity” as the two sides prepare to meet in the Premier League on Saturday.

Liverpool could be involved in a player exchange with AC Milan which could see Lucas move to Serie A, while Jeremy Menez joins Anfield.

Red’s boss Brendan Rodgers believes striker Daniel Sturridge is the fittest he has been for 18 months, but will still handle him with caution.

Kevin-Prince Boateng is set to stay at Schalke, despite the wishes of sporting director Horst Heldt, who had hoped to move the midfielder on.

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish is set to turn his back on Martin O’Neill and the Republic of Ireland in favour of England.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has likened midfielder Idrissa Gana, 25, to a robot, saying “when you cut him wires come out of him.”

  • Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was in nostalgic mood on Thursday, posting this photo of his time at Barcelona, where Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal was manager between 1997 and 2000.
  • Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross, 27, has started jogging and swimming as he looks to recover from back surgery.
  • Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says striker Matej Vydra, 23, went out on loan because he did not adapt to the Spaniard’s style of play.
  • Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, 26, is aiming to resurrect his career while on loan at La Liga side Real Betis.
  • New Tottenham signing Son Heung-Min has been told by club officials he can’t buy a red car – because of the team’s rivalry with Arsenal.
  • The Gunners will donate £1 from every ticket sold for their Premier League game against Stoke City to help with the refugee crisis.
  • Arsenal defender Calum Chambers gave his best wishes to team-mate Laurent Koscielny, who was celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday.
  • It looks like Leicester winger Jeffrey Schlupp’s favourite meal is rice after getting a packed lunch when visiting his mum and sister. “I’m not leaving empty handed,” he wrote on Twitter.

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  • David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid from Manchester United has fallen through. The required documents did not arrive at the headquarters of La Liga on time, thus scuppering the transfer. United had agreed the £29 million sale of David De Gea to Real Madrid, with Keylor Navas poised to move the other way.
  • Anthony Martial is in England to sign a contract with Manchester United ahead of a reported £36m move.
  • Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has left Manchester United to join Bayer Leverkusen on a three-year contract, for a fee of £7.3m.
  • Borussia Dortmund have signed Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj on a season-long loan.
  • Wolfsburg have completed the signing of Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler. Draxler, 21, joins the DFB Pokal holders for a fee believed to be around €36 million, plus add-ons.
  • Wolfsburg have also signed Bayern Munich defender Dante on a three-year contract.
  • Liverpool have announced the signing of Nigerian forward Taiwo Awoniyi, who will immediately head out on loan with FSV Frankfurt.
  • West Brom have completed the signing of Anders Lindegaard from Manchester United on a two-year deal. He will join former Old Trafford colleagues Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans.
  • Brown Ideye has left West Brom to join Olympiakos for an undisclosed fee.
  • Sunderland winger Emanuele Giaccherini has been allowed to leave the club to join Serie A outfit Bologna on a season-long loan.
  • Colombia international Juan Fernando Quinterohas joined Renneson loan from Porto.
  • Chelsea are closing in on the signing of Nantes defender Papy Djilobodji for a fee of £2.7 million, on a four-year deal at Stamford Bridge once he completes a medical.
  • Sunderland have signed Liverpool striker Fabio Borini for a reported fee of £10 million. Victor Moses is set to sign a new contract with Chelsea but will then join West Ham on loan.
  • Norwich City striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has joined La Liga side Real Betis on loan until the end of the season.
  • Norwich City have signed Dieumerci Mbokani from Dynamo Kiev on loan until the end of the season, with the option to buy.
  • Juventus have confirmed the signing of Hernanes from Serie A rivals Inter, on a three-year deal, with his new club paying €11 million for his services with up to €2m more in add ons.
  • Inter have confirmed the signing of Galatasaray duo Felipe Melo and Alex Telles.
  • Marseille have confirmed that Mario Lemina has joined Juventus on loan with an option to buy.
  • Jose Angel Pozo has signed a five-year contract for Almeria from Manchester City. The 19-year-old made just four senior appearances for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, having joined the club from Real Madrid in 2012.
  • Porto forward Adrian Lopez is undergoing a medical with Villarreal.
  • Tottenham winger Erik Lamela is set to join Marseille on loan for the remainder of the season,latest report suggest that the move has stalled.
  • Chelsea midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is set to join Napoli on a season-long loan deal with opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge.
  • AC Milan’s 17-year-old midfielder Hachim Mastour has joined Malaga on loan.
  • Napoli’s Netherlands midfielder Jonathan de Guzman, 27, is set to join Bournemouth on a season-long loan.
  • Eddie Howe is keen to bring QPR striker Charlie Austin to Bournemouth as the Cherries look to bolster their attacking options.
  • Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski has joined Fiorentina on loan until the end of the season
  • Chelsea’s Lucas Piazon has agreed a season-long loan deal with second-tier Reading.
  • Southampton have signed 17-year-old goalkeeper Harry Lewis from League One outfit Shrewsbury Town.
  • Chelsea’s players need to “give themselves a slap around the face” after their poor start to the season, says ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville.
  • Alan Shearer says “everything” about the way Chelsea are playing is wrong, claiming they are “a million miles away” from where they were last season.
  • One unfortunate Manchester United fan has been spotted wearing a Pedro shirt, just days after the Spaniard completed a move to Chelsea.
  • Everton fans at White Hart Lane provided a show of defiance after Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones by singing a modified rendition of The Beatles classic Can’t Buy Me Love, instead singing “Money can’t buy you Stones”.