Cristiano Ronaldo at Man United for second time after Erik ten Hag appointment
The summer transfer window is approaching and there is a lot of gossip floating around about who is going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, whereabouts and, of course, business done!
TOP STORY: Ten Hag to sanction Ronaldo’s Man United exit
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is widely tipped to take over as Manchester United’s next manager, and it now turns out that Cristiano Ronaldo is not part of his plans, reports the star of the day.
The Dutch manager has reportedly agreed a deal in principle to become the next Red Devils boss, and one of his first decisions was to sanction the departure of United favorite and fan icon Ronaldo, who Ten Hag says doesn’t fit his game structure.
The 37-year-old Portuguese star returned to Old Trafford last summer after making a stunning comeback from Juventus in a £12m deal. And yet, while he scored 18 goals on his return, he struggled to get the team back in the hunt for the trophy.
In fact, Ronaldo has scored just four goals in his last 13 games and is said to be growing increasingly disappointed with life in Manchester, despite having the option of extending his stay for another year. However, that decision could be taken out of his hands as Ten Hag plots a makeover in his first summer in the hot seat.
– German giants and rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are battling for the left-handed centre-back Nico Schlotterbeckreports Kicker. Bayern believe he could be the perfect Dortmund-bound Niklas Sule replacement, although Dortmund themselves are just as keen to secure the signing of Schlotterbeck. The 22-year-old SC Freiburg defender is under contract with the club until 2023, and his exit could result in a transfer fee of 25 million euros.
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– Turin President Urbano Cairo said Tutomercatoweb he believes attacking Andrea Belotti could be set to leave the club for free this summer, and even suggests he could have agreed a deal elsewhere already. AC Milan, Napoli and Atalanta are all keen on signing the 28-year-old striker, who will be a free agent this summer and Cairo are convinced his future is not with Il Toro.
– Manchester United have internally discussed the possibility of signing the striker from Everton Richarlisonaccording to fabrice romano. The 24-year-old Brazil international and his group Velasco Sport have officially signed with CAA Base Agency, who could work on his behalf should United make an official approach. Richarlison is currently focused on keeping Everton in the Premier League but he could be one of many to leave Goodison Park if the Toffees are relegated. Benfica’s star Darwin Nunez has also been discussed as a possible target by those at Old Trafford, although any transfer target is dependent on confirmation from the new manager.
– Real Madrid confident of signing AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni despite interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, according to AS. The 22-year-old central midfielder has been a key figure in Ligue 1 for the past two seasons and has been a target for several clubs since then. However, Real are said to be actively looking for his signature. The Monegasques are reportedly asking for a transfer fee of over £50million for the France international, and the two clubs are reportedly making progress in their negotiations.
– Arsenal and Manchester United battle alongside German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for Norwich City full-back Max Aaronaccording to the sun. The 22-year-old defender has two years left on his contract at Carrow Road, but the Canaries may feel the time has come to say goodbye to the coveted England international given their possible relegation from the Premier League. Aarons has attracted interest from Barcelona and AS Roma in the past but has remained loyal to the Norfolk club, but a £20million offer could be enough to lure him this summer.