The summer transfer window is fast approaching and there are plenty of rumors about who is going where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest rumours, comings and goings and of course deals done!
TOP STORY: Ten Hag wants to sanction Ronaldo’s exit from Man United
Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has been widely recommended as Manchester United’s next manager and now it turns out that is the case Cristiano Ronaldo is not part of his plans, reports the Daily Star.
The Dutch manager is said to have 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 fan favorite and icon Ronaldo, who Ten Hag doesn’t fit with his game structure.
The 37-year-old Portuguese star returned to Old Trafford last summer after making an impressive return from Juventus in a £12m deal. And despite scoring 18 goals on his comeback, he’s struggling to lead the team back into title contention.
In fact, Ronaldo has scored just four goals in his last 13 games and is said to be increasingly disillusioned with life in Manchester, despite having the option to extend his stay by a year. That decision could be slipping out of his hands, however, as Ten Hag plans a makeover in his first summer in the hot seat.
– German giants and rivals Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are battling it out for the left-footed centre-back Nico Schlotterbeck, reports Kicker. Bayern believe he could be the perfect replacement for Dortmund’s Niklas Sule, although Dortmund themselves are just as keen on winning Schlotterbeck’s signature. The 22-year-old SC Freiburg defender is under contract until 2023 and his departure could result in a transfer fee of 25 million euros.
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– said Turin’s President Urbano Cairo tuttomercatoweb he believes striker Andrea Bellotti could leave the club on a free transfer in the summer and even hints he could have already agreed a deal elsewhere. AC Milan, Napoli and Atalanta are all keen to sign the 28-year-old forward, who will be a free agent this summer, and Cairo are very keen that his future is not with him The bull.
– Manchester United have discussed the prospect of signing the Everton striker internally Richardsoncorresponding Fabrizio Romano. The 24-year-old Brazil international and his Velasco Sport Group have officially signed with CAA Base Agency, which 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 should the Toffees be relegated. Benfica star Darwin Nunez was also mooted as a possible target by Old Trafford, although all transfer targets will depend on the new manager’s confirmation.
– Real Madrid are confident in signing the AS Monaco star Aurelien Tshouameni according to AS, despite interest from Liverpool and Chelsea. The 22-year-old central midfielder has been a key figure for the Ligue 1 side for the last two seasons and has subsequently been a target for a number of clubs. However, Real should actively pursue his signature. The Monegasque are said to be aiming for a transfer fee of more than £50m for the France international and the two clubs are said to be making progress in their negotiations.
– Arsenal and Manchester United are in contention for the Norwich City full-back alongside German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund Max Aarons, like the sun. The 22-year-old defender has two years left on his contract at Carrow Road but the Canary Islands could find the time is right to say goodbye to the coveted England youth international given their potential relegation from the Premier League. Aarons has been the subject of interest from Barcelona and AS Roma in the past but has remained loyal to the Norfolk club but a £20m bid could be enough to lure him away this summer.