Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United confirm agreement for Cristiano Ronaldo deal

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Alex Pattle
Friday 27 August 2021 19:32

Manchester United have confirmed an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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: Zouma to West Ham nearly complete

West Ham closing in on deal for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma

The 26-year-old centre-half is currently undergoing a medical in France after the clubs agreed a deal reportedly worth £25million.

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 15:18

Transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo on verge of rejoining Man United as Man City back out

Here’s our story on Manchester United’s sensational swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo and Man City’s withdrawal from a potential deal.

Our Senior Football Correspondent, Melissa Reddy, writes:

“Juventus have found dealing with United far smoother and would be interested in a swap for former midfielder Paul Pogba. However, a straight cash deal around £25-30m is far likelier.

“Shortly after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke [this afternoon], Pep Guardiola seemed unconvinced that City were still in pole position to recruit Cristiano, saying he ‘will decide where he wants to play, not Manchester City. There are many things that are far away.’

“United are increasingly confident of securing Ronaldo’s return, but there remains a fear that Paris Saint-Germain could still cause chaos in the final days of the window given Kylian Mbappe’s impending move to Real, which would see them plump for a headline replacement.”

Full story here:

Manchester United in advanced talks over Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

Juventus would be interested in a swap for former midfielder Paul Pogba although a straight cash deal of around £25-30m is seen as far likelier

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 15:17

Transfer news LIVE: MK Dons back out of race to sign Ronaldo

A major update in the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 14:54

Transfer news LIVE: Man United close in on Ronaldo as Man City back out

Our Senior Football Correspondent, Melissa Reddy, has the latest on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Manchester City are out of the race to sign the forward, with his old club Man United closing in.

More from Melissa soon.

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 14:46

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea working on potential signings – Tuchel

“We have some ideas, we are trying, not all decisions are taken, there are some negotiations going on,” Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said this afternoon, ahead of facing Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow.

“Hoping in the meaning that we need something to make the coach happy, absolutely not, I’m happy with the squad like it is. I have a lot of confidence that we are absolutely competitive on a high level.

“Still all eyes are open, we are aware of all situations, you never know in football, but we’re focused on the game tomorrow. All good so far.”

More here:

Thomas Tuchel reveals Chelsea working on transfer incomings before deadline

The German coach insists “all eyes are open” regarding the potential to add reinforcements before Tuesday evening

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 14:31

Transfer news LIVE: Man United have real interest in signing Ronaldo

Per The Athletic, Manchester United have a very real interest in signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gushed about the former United player this afternoon, and there might be more to the coach’s comments than it first seemed...

That said, Man City seemingly still lead the race to land the departing Juventus forward.

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 14:21

Transfer news LIVE: Tuchel on Ronaldo to Premier League rumours

Tuchel: “I don’t know if it’s good if he plays for any of our rivals.

“If he ends up in the Premier, it’s good for the league, it shows how competitive the league is, but it’ll make life harder for us.

“I hear it from you for the first time. Off the pitch, let’s wait and see.”

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 14:13

Transfer news LIVE: Tuchel confirms Zouma-West Ham talks

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that negotiations between Blues defender Kurt Zouma and West Ham have taken place, saying the centre-back’s future is up in the air:

“Kurt has some personal, family issues to solve and we allowed him to travel to France,” the German said.

“There are negotiations [with West Ham], but to be very honest I don’t know where it leads right now.

“We have to wait. Both things can happen – that he stays or leaves.”

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 13:56

Transfer news LIVE: Solskjaer opens door to Ronaldo-United move

More here on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments about a potential Manchester United approach for Cristiano Ronaldo:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opens door to Cristiano Ronaldo move

Ronaldo spent six hugely successful years at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 13:46

Transfer news LIVE: Guardiola on Kane’s failed move to Man City

Guardiola: “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Not even one offer, because they didn’t want to negotiate. Tottenham didn’t want to talk, so we didn’t talk.

“Maybe they say they want £200m. We are not going to pay £200m, because we don’t have it.

“The big master of the negotiation is [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy.

“He [Kane] is a Tottenham Hotspur player and I wish him all the best in his last years, doing well in London.”

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 13:44

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