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CRISTIANO RONALDO'S agent has reportedly told him to agree a new deal with Man Utd.

Jorge Mendes is said to be lining up a compromise with the Red Devils which will see the Portugal captain sent out on loan as soon as he commits to the club.

Meanwhile Chelsea are reportedly lining up a shock bid to lure Harry Kane across London from Spurs.

And Luis Suarez has announced that he will be making a sensational return to boyhood club Nacional in Uruguay.

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  • Alex Cole

    Loan ranger

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United have reportedly been urged to agree on a new contract – and then a LOAN deal for the season ahead.

    The 37-year-old, who has just a year left on his deal at the Theatre of Dreams, informed the club earlier this month of his intentions to leave.

    After training alone during the summer, Ronaldo was back at Carrinton on Tuesday where he arrived alongside agent Jorge Mendes.

    SunSport understands the five-time Ballon d’Or winner jetted back into England to once again express his desire to depart.

    And it has been said that Ronaldo could get his wish, but only if he pens a new deal at United.

  • Alex Cole

    ICYMI – Chelsea keen on Kane

    Chelsea are interested in signing Harry Kane from Tottenham, according to reports.

    Yes, you read that right.

    The Blues would love to bring their rivals’ talisman to Stamford Bridge.

    Although according to Bild, Chelsea recognise that Spurs would rather sell to Bayern Munich, if Kane was to make to it clear that he won’t pen a new deal.

    But Football London report that Kane is settled at Tottenham and that it is just a “matter of time” until the North Londoners open contract talks.

  • Alex Cole

    Barcelona eye American goalie

    Barcelona are one of a "number of European clubs" interested in signing MLS side Real Salt Lake's goalkeeper David Ochoa, say Sky Sports.

    Ochoa is said to be worth at around £400k and is out of contract at the end of 2022.

  • Alex Cole

    Blues wont let both Alonso and Azpilicueta leave

    Chelsea will prevent both Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta joining Barcelona, it’s claimed.

    Alonso has one year left on his contract while fellow Spanish wing-back Azpilicueta has triggered an option to extend his stay until next summer.

    Stamford Bridge chief Thomas Tuchel has lost centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

    And although Kalidou Koulibaly has arrived from Napoli, Tuchel still wants at least one more defender.

    Transfer insider Dean Jones claims the Blues are confident of keeping Alonso, 31, or 32-year-old Azpilicueta.

  • Alex Cole

    Schmeichel will head to Nice is Foxes find replacement

    Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has agreed a deal to join French side Nice, according to reports.

    The veteran stopper is set to leave the Foxes after 11 years at the club.

    But his move is dependent on Leicester finding a replacement, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

    Schmeichel is in the final year of his contract and is said to want to leave on good terms after his lengthy service to the club.

  • Alex Cole

    Gunners keen to keep Gabriel

    Arsenal would fight to keep Gabriel Magalhaes if Juventus step up their reported interest, it’s claimed tonight.

    The Brazilian has formed a stable partnership with Ben White in central defence.

    And it’s understood Gabriel, as well as Emirates chief Mikel Arteta, are happy with the progress shown.

  • Alex Cole

    De Jong offered ultimatum by Barca

    Barcelona have reportedly offered Frenkie de Jong an ultimatum – accept a wage reduction or leave the club.

    Manchester United have been pursuing the midfielder all summer and had a £71.5million bid accepted by the Spanish giants.

    But it is proving difficult for the Red Devils to persuade De Jong to join since he is happy at Barcelona and wishes to play Champions League football.

    So Barca are trying to force him out by telling the Dutchman he only has a future at the Nou Camp if he reduces his salary, report Cope.

    Barcelona already owe De Jong £17m in unpaid wages after the midfielder agreed to defer the payment of his salary during the pandemic.

    Yet the club is asking him to accept a pay cut – in a summer when they have spent big sums on the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.

  • Alex Cole

    Chelsea could let Werner leave on loan

    Chelsea are reportedly considering allowing Timo Werner to leave on loan with Juventus allegedly ahead of Newcastle in the transfer chase.

    Newcastle have been linked with the forward for months and SunSport reported yesterday how they are keen to get a deal done this summer.

    However, reports now also claim that Juventus have approached the Blues over signing him on loan.

    Werner has divided opinion since arriving at Chelsea from RB Leipzig in 2020.

    The 26-year-old, who earns a salary of £272,000 per week, has netted 23 times and provided 21 assists in 89 appearances for the Blues – and played 37 games last season.

    But his prowess in front of goal remains somewhat questionable and the arrival of Raheem Sterling has pushed him down the pecking order.

  • Alex Cole

    Paqueta sale considered by Lyon

    Lyon chief Bruno Cheyrou has refused to rule out selling Lucas Paqueta to Arsenal.

    The Brazilian, 24, is a player who has been repeatedly linked with the Gunners in recent months.

    Newcastle are also thought to be interested after he scored ten goals and provided seven assists in all competitions for Lyon last season.

    But it is Arsenal who appear to be frontrunners to bring the attacking midfielder to the Premier League amid rumours the Ligue 1 club have dropped their asking price to around £33.5million.

  • Alex Cole

    New Deal for Football will see security for EFL clubs

    Football's finances are set to be transformed after Prem clubs gave the green light to a new formula aimed at securing the lower leagues.

    The 20 top flight club chiefs spent more than six hours debating the planned “New Deal for Football” at a central London hotel.

    But the final agreement on overhauling the support system for lower tier clubs is likely to bring the most fundamental reform for decades.

    While parachute payments – worth a minimum £100m to relegated clubs over the next two season – will remain despite EFL demands for them to be scrapped, they will be substantially changed.

    That will see EFL clubs committing to spending more of their windfall from the Prem on infrastructure than on wages.

  • Alex Cole

    ICYMI – West Ham complete Scamacca move

    West Ham have completed their £30.5million swoop for Gianluca Scamacca.

    The 6ft 5in Italy international, 23, has signed a five-year deal at the London Stadium.

    Scamacca enjoyed a superb season at Sassuolo, scoring 16 times in Serie A, with West Ham striking a deal with the Italian side last week before agreeing to personal terms with the forward on Monday.

    His arrival will come as a huge relief to fans, with the club relying solely on Michail Antonio ever since the club sold Sebastien Haller 18 months ago.

    West Ham confirmed the transfer on Twitter with a brilliant video done in the style of iconic Channel4 show Football Italia.

    They captioned the clip: "All the way from Rome, Italy… welcome to West Ham United, Gianluca Scamacca!"

  • Alex Cole

    Latest on Ronaldo

    Ronaldo sat in on the tour debrief yesterday with new boss Erik ten Hag as the squad looked back on the 17-day trip to Thailand and Australia.

    The 37-year-old played no part in that tour — but plans to be as professional as ever despite his wish to quit.

    His former manager Sir Alex Ferguson was also at the training ground, along with former chief executive David Gill and current Old Trafford supremo Richard Arnold.

    United claimed this was to attend a lunch which had been scheduled for some time and the timing had nothing to do with Ronaldo.

    However, it is believed the superstar had a chat with Fergie, and also former United and England skipper Bryan Robson in the Carrington canteen.

  • Alex Cole

    Chelsea should have ‘bitten City’s arm off’ for Jesus, says Johnson

    Former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson reckons his old club should have signed striker Gabriel Jesus when they had the chance.

    The 37-year-old told GGRecon that he finds it “bizarre” the Brazilian joined Arsenal.

    He said: “With Gabriel Jesus, I think Chelsea should have bit Manchester City’s arm off to try and get him to be honest.

    “Actually I’m surprised that City even let him go. And I’m certainly surprised that he’s ended up at Arsenal.

    “No offence to Arsenal, but I’m pretty certain that, if Chelsea had wanted him, he would have gone to Chelsea.

    “It’s bizarre how he left and it’s bizarre where he’s landed. For me, Jesus is a top player and, though he’s still young, he’s already done it for a top team in a top league, so why wouldn’t you want him?”

    I’m surprised that City even let Jesus go.

    Glen JohnsonGGRecon

  • Alex Cole

    Fifa’s new rule halts Chelsea loan system

    Chelsea are reportedly set to sell some of their rising stars due to Fifa’s new loan limits rule.

    Reports suggest highly-rated youngster Xavier Mbuyamba has become the latest to leave the club with the Blues no longer able to use the loan market how they used to.

    A new Fifa rule that came into effect at the beginning of July means clubs are no longer able to have more than eight players over the age of 21 out on loan at once.

    Clubs will also be unable to loan in more than eight players at any one time.

    The rule could have major implications for teams across Europe and how they develop young talent.

    It is expected to be a particular problem for Chelsea, who have become reliant on the loan market to develop players before selling them on for big money.

  • Alex Cole

    Suarez re-joins Nacional

    Luis Suarez has confirmed that he is making a sensational return to first club Nacional in Uruguay.

    The 35-year-old is a free agent after his contract at Atletico Madrid expired last month.

    Suarez revealed the news in a video on Instagram, saying: “I’ve now reached a pre-agreement in order to join Nacional, it was impossible for me to say no to this opportunity."

  • Alex Cole

    Ron to Atletico ‘impossible’

    Atletico Madrid tonight claimed signing Manchester United rebel Cristiano Ronaldo would be “impossible”.

    The Spanish giants – fierce rivals of Ron’s old club Real – insist talk of such a move is “definitely not true”.

    Portugal striker Ronaldo, 37, is understood to have met United chiefs today for critical negotiations.

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Morning footy fans

    United insist wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale… just as Neymar was included on a list of four possible replacements.

    The wantaway legend, 37, is still odds-Ron with bookies to stay at Manchester United as they insisted he's not for sale despite crunch talks yesterday.

    But it's claimed Neymar is on a four-man shortlist to replace Ronaldo if the Red Devils fail to keep him for the second year of his contract.

    Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder, Brentford star Ivan Toney and Stuttgart frontman Sasa Kalajdzic are the more realistic names mentioned.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly interested in bidding for Tottenham's England striker Kane.

    Spurs resisted overtures from the Blues and Manchester City last summer.

    And Tottenham have the bonus this season of being in the Champions League.

    West Ham signed Sassuolo’s Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca for £30.5million.

    Leicester chairman Aiyawatt SrivaddhanaprabhaIt insists “no offers yet” have come in for alleged Red Devils and Arsenal target Youri Tielemans.

    And lastly, Victor Osimhen says he'll stay at Napoli – after suggestions the Nigeria striker was "offered" to Chelsea and Spurs.

  • Ian Tuckey

    West Scam joy

    DONE DEAL: WEST HAM have completed their £30.5million swoop for Gianluca Scamacca.

    The 6ft 5in Italy international, 23, has signed a five-year deal at the London Stadium.

    Scamacca enjoyed a superb season at Sassuolo, scoring 16 times in Serie A with West Ham striking a deal with the Italian side last week before agreeing to personal terms with the forward on Monday.

    His arrival will come as a huge relief to fans, with the club relying solely on Michail Antonio ever since the club sold Sebastien Haller 18 months ago.

    West Ham confirmed the transfer on Twitter with a brilliant video done in the style of iconic Channel 4 show Football Italia.

    And Scamacca quickly told the Hammers' website he was fulfilling a lifelong dream in joining the Premier League side.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Blues and Man Utd trail Monaco defender Benoit

    Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile, according to reports.

    However the Ligue 1 side are demanding a fee of at least £42.5million for the highly rated 21-year-old.

    Chelsea are reportedly interested in Badiashile after Barcelona hijacked their £55million deal with Sevilla for Jules Kounde.

    Rumours suggest Thomas Tuchel has already started to target alternatives as the Blues want to bring in three centre-backs, they have only signed one so far in Kalidou Koulibaly.

    Man Utd are also keen on Badiashile to bolster their defensive options claim L’Equipe.

    Erik ten Hag has already purchased Lisandro Martinez from his former club Ajax but amid claims United are looking to offload the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones another addition may be needed.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Victor to snub Prem

    Victor Osimhen has revealed he will stay at Napoli after claims that the former ‘Arsenal target’ has told Chelsea and Tottenham he fancies a Prem move.

    Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Newcastle have also been linked with the Nigeria striker, 23

    But Osimhen told Corriere Dello Sport: “I’m in Napoli. And I have great respect for my club.

    “They are just rumours of the market. I’m fine here and I’ve never had such close relationships with everyone as at this moment.

    “I spoke to the president, he is the one who decides, and he reassured me by explaining the club’s plans.

    “I am happy with what he told me and the purchases are of quality: words were followed by deeds. I am very happy to play with Napoli and we will see in the future.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    'Wissam, Toney, Neymar, Kalajdzic' on Utd list

    Manchester United have reportedly put Neymar on a four-man list of options to replace wantaway striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder, Brentford hero Ivan Toney and Stuttgart frontman Sasa Kalajdzic are other contenders, according to the Mirror.

    Red Devils chiefs held talks with Portugal legend Ronaldo today as he finally reported to Carrington after missing the start of pre-season.

    Ron, 37, rocked Old Trafford when he made clear his desire to leave earlier this summer.

    He missed their tour of Thailand and Australia for personal reasons, and has been training on his own in Portugal.

    The veteran forward arrived at Carrington at around 10:45am today flanked by agent Jorge Mendes, before leaving the facility just shy of 5pm.

    United maintain Ronaldo is NOT for sale this summer. But should they fail to get CR7 back onboard, with Atletico Madrid being linked with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, they are reportedly looking at other options.

  • Ian Tuckey

    PSG win Nordi race

    PSG have confirmed Nordi Mukiele’s arrival – in a blow toChelsea.

    The defender has joined Les Parisiens from RB Leipzig in a deal worth a reported £13.5million.

    Mukiele’s signing is the latest disappointment for Chelsea, with reports over the weekend Barcelona had agreed a £51m deal with Sevilla for long-term target Jules Kounde.

    On top of that the Blues missed out on the signing of Raphinha to Barca earlier in the window.

    Chelsea were also claimed to have been keen on signing Mukiele.

    They were thought to have been willing to let Timo Werner return to Leipzig as part of a deal to sign Mukiele.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Hammers close on ‘Arsenal target’ Scamacca

    West ham are tipped to land Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca – after reportedly outbidding Arsenal.

    Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claims the Italy striker, 23, was due to have a medical and sign a contract today on a £35.5m move.

    Gazzetta dello Sport suggested last month that the Gunners had offered £27.2m plus £6.8m bonuses.

    Arsenal instead signed Manchester City’s Brazil frontman Gabriel Jesus for £45m.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Best XI of Prem players driven to be coaches

    FEATURE: Former England striker Jermain Defoe and Manchester City legend Yaya Toure will join Tottenham’s coaching set-up, writes DYLAN TERRY.

    And SunSport has put together the best team of Prem truend top-flioght coaches – NOT including managers.

    In goal, Brazil legend Claudio Taffarel joined Liverpool as a goalkeeping coach towards the end of last year.

    In defence, Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and John Terry are back in the Prem – at Stamford Bridge and Everton respectively. And ex-Arsenal ace Kolo Toure is now part of Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester set-up.

    In central midfield, Tottenham‘s new coach and brother of Kolo Toure, Yaya, is joined by Jack Wilshere and Gary McAllister.

    Ex-England international Wilshere returned to Arsenal earlier this month as their U18 head coach, while former Scotland man McAllister is assistant to Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa.

    On the flanks we have Kevin Nolan, who played for Bolton, Newcastle and West Ham during his playing career, and is now on the coaching staff of Hammers manager David Moyes.

    And on the other side is Enzo Maresca – a former Italian midfielder who played for the likes of West Brom, Juventus and Sevilla, and who is now a trusted lieutenant of Pep Guardiola‘s at Manchester City.

    Then joining Defoe up front is former Portugal striker Luis Boa Morte, 44, who played for Arsenal, Southampton and West Ham and has returned to Fulham on Marco Silva’s coaching staff.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Christian in, Cristiano out?

    Manchester United hailed Christian Eriksen's unveiling today – as a welcome diversion from the unravelling of Cristiano Ronaldo's future.

    As new midfielder Eriksen posed for snaps posted by United's media team, rebel Ron was meeting club talks over his exit demands.

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