Paper Talk: Glazers hold talks over sensational Man Utd signing; Arsenal back in for £25m Ligue 1 playmaker
The Glazers could be closing in on a sensational summer transfer deal for Manchester United, while Arsenal are ready to reignite their bid to sign a Ligue 1 playmaker, according to Thursday’s transfer gossip.
SENSATIONAL RONALDO RETURN BACK ON
Cristiano Ronaldo is back on Manchester United’s transfer radar, with reports claiming that the Glazers have held talks over a sensational return for the winger.
Ronaldo’s time at Allianz Stadium appears to be winding down, with the Portugal international not ruling out an Old Trafford return in the past.
And a blockbuster deal could now be about to happen, as reported in the Daily Express.
The Glazers have reportedly talked with the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, about a Hollywood transfer deal at the end of the campaign.
And Ronaldo already appears to have said goodbye to Juventus, dropping a hint on social media that he’d achieved everything he wanted to during his three years in Italy.
As part of his statement, he said: “Nothing compares to the feeling of knowing that I’ve left my mark in the countries where I’ve played, and that I gave joy to the fans of the clubs I represented.
“This is what I work for, this is what moves me and this is what I’ll always keep chasing for until the last day.
“Thanks to everyone who took part in this journey! We stand together!”
United could have done with an in-form Ronaldo as they struggled to break down a stubborn Villarreal defence in Wednesday night’s Europa League final.
The Red Devils were beaten 11-10 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Gdansk, with keeper David de Gea missing the decisive spot-kick.
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ARSENAL REIGNITE BID FOR PLAYMAKER
Arsenal are considering reigniting their interest in Lyon star Houssem Aouar this summer. Any potential deal will cost between £22-25m. (Daily Mirror)
Borussia Dortmund’s pursuit of Hudson-Odoi could pave the way for England forward Jadon Sancho to depart the Bundesliga club for Manchester United. (Daily Mirror)
Ozan Kabak’s Liverpool setback could be short-lived after Leicester City emerged as shock suitors for the defender. (Daily Mirror)
Ibrahima Konate will become Liverpool’s first signing of the summer transfer window after completing a medical. (Daily Mirror)
Wolves have told fans they do not need to worry about losing Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves this summer. (Daily Mirror)
Leicester are close to agreeing an £18m deal with Ligue 1 champions Lille for French midfielder Boubakary Soumare. (Sky Sports)
SPURS OFFER CONTE HUGE DEAL
Tottenham have reportedly offered Antonio Conte a massive contract which would make him the second highest-paid manager in the Premier League. (Daily Express)
Liverpool are reportedly interested in Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, as they look to find a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum. (Daily Express)
Leeds are reportedly targeting Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez. The move could see them end their long-standing interest in Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul. (Daily Express)
Brazil winger Raphinha says he is not thinking about leaving Leeds United, despite speculation linking him with Manchester United and Liverpool. (Metro)
Arsenal are hoping to see off competition from Aston Villa in the race to sign Norwich playmaker Emiliano Buendia. (Daily Mail)
UEFA will consider getting rid of the away goals rule for European competitions. (Daily Mail)
AND MORE GOSSIP
Olivier Giroud is reportedly keen on joining AC Milan when his Chelsea deal expires this summer. (The Sun)
Wolves have asked about Frank Lampard’s availability to replace Nuno Espirito Santo. (The Sun)
Manchester United and Chelsea are on alert after AC Milan confirm contract-rebel keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has left the club. (The Sun)
Patrick Vieira has begged Arsenal’s owners to sell up as he confirmed that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek will return with another takeover offer. (The Sun)
Dundee United will name Tam Courts as their new head coach. (Scottish Sun)
Tommy Wright wants Euan Murray to help lead Kilmarnock straight back up to the Premiership. (Scottish Sun)
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