Former United winger Ronaldo had spoken to Pep Guardiola about his role at Man City, and it is understood the Portugal captain would have been paid over £250,000 a week at the Etihad. However, they backed away from any deal leaving United as the clear frontrunners for his signature - and a quick move appears to be on the cards with the Red Devils confirming the switch is imminent.
Juventus manager Max Allegri earlier revealed today that the 36-year-old has “no intention” of staying at the Serie A club with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer going public with his desire for him to return to Old Trafford, where he spent six hugely-successful years.
You can follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip as Premier League clubs make moves to strengthen ahead of transfer deadline day.
Transfer news LIVE: Man United fee for Cristiano Ronaldo reported
The Independent’s Mark Critchley reports that €15m is the initial fee United will pay Juventus.
A further set of bonus fees could be payable in add-ons.
Transfer news LIVE: New Manchester United team-mates react to Cristiano Ronaldo’s impending arrival
“Wow wow wow, he’s home” - pretty much says it all, about not just how excited his team-mates are, but how Cristiano Ronaldo’s enduring standing in Manchester is enormous.
The Portuguese legend is soon to be a Red Devil once more.
Transfer news LIVE: Man United’s Jadon Sancho reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo news
Reckon he’s happy he’ll be playing alongside one of the game’s greats?! Jadon Sancho only moved to Man United this summer - he probably didn’t expect to feature alongside a club legend and one of the game’s two dominant faces of the last decade and a half.
United have confirmed the deal and it’ll surely go through very quickly from this point.
Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refutes need to sign midfielder
Liverpool waved goodbye to Gini Wijnaldum in the summer after the Dutchman played a key role in the title win of 2020, but no replacement has come in.
Manager Jurgen Klopp explained in Friday’s press conference why that is and why he doesn’t feel it’s necessary - pointing to the full league debut for the club of teenager Harvey Elliott last week as evidence of the club’s depth in the position.
The Reds’ only senior signing this summer is Ibou Konate, at centre-back.
Klopp’s side saw Georginio Wijnaldum leave this summer.
Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United confirm agreement for Cristiano Ronaldo transfer
That didn’t take long! The Red Devils have officially announced a deal is set and they are ready to welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
A short statement said:
“Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.”
United are set to pay €25million plus add-ons with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner signing a two-year contract
Transfer news LIVE: Spurs’ Sissoko completes Watford medical
Moussa Sissoko has almost completed a move from Tottenham Hotspur to Watford, per The Athletic.
The midfielder is set to join the newly-promoted Premier League club on a two-year deal with the option of a further season.
Sissoko, 32, has reportedly completed his medical with the Hornets, who will pay around £5m for the France international’s services.
Transfer news LIVE: Latest update on Ronaldo to Man United
Our Chief Football Writer, Miguel Delaney, has provided an update on Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential return to Manchester United:
Transfer news LIVE: Did Ferdinand speak to Ronaldo about Man United return?
Rio Ferdinand has the air of a man very much confident that Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Manchester United.
Did the Portugal captain’s former teammate at Old Trafford play any role in convincing the Juventus forward to join United instead of Man City?
Perhaps Ferdinand is hinting as much here...
Transfer news LIVE: Klopp weighs in on Ronaldo transfer latest
Jurgen Klopp has had his say on Cristiano Ronaldo’s seemingly impending move to Manchester United after Man City pulled out of a deal for the Juventus forward.
The Liverpool coach said: “I watched that like a football supporter and it is not about me to judge that.
“If other clubs can do this, it is not a business of the future. It is for now and immediately.
“That is how some clubs are working and that is fine. There must be different ways – a team two or three years later, and you need success...
“You need to make sure you develop as a team and club, and that is what we did.”
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