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Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer decision puts Man Utd in a very promising position

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been loosely linked with a return to Manchester United ever since he left for Real Madrid back in 2009.

But this summer the rumours have gone into overdrive amid claims the Juventus forward could leave the Serie A club.

Juventus failed to win Serie A for the first time in 10 years last season and given the finances involved to keep Ronaldo in Italy, the Turin-based club are allegedly open to the idea of selling.

Ronaldo has remained in contact with Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over the years and is said to be genuinely considering a return to Old Trafford before he hangs up his boots.

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And a recent transfer admission from none other than Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic may provide United with the boost they need.

According to the former Barcelona ace, who spoke to Croatian publication 24sata, Ronaldo wanted to have a say in Juventus’ transfer business when he first joined the club.

Rakitic claims that Ronaldo spoke to him on the phone and suggested he sign for Juventus.

It seems the Croatian was behind the idea, but Juventus pulled the plug on the deal because Barcelona were looking for around €50million to sell and the Italian’s deemed this to be too much.

Rakitic eventually moved to Sevilla and Ronaldo never got the chance to play alongside him.

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It doesn’t appear that Ronaldo was put out by the failed transfer, but it suggests he hasn’t had preferential treatment at Juventus in quite the way he was expecting.

In fact, former Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri, who was manager at the time of Ronaldo’s request, openly admitted that dealing with the Portugal international can be difficult.

Sarri told Sportitalia: “The management of Ronaldo is not easy, also because there are interests behind him.

To tell the truth, I think I’m better at being a coach and not a manager. I find it boring and I enjoy it more on the pitch.”

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Considering the above, both Juventus and Ronaldo would no doubt entertain his exit this month.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer has repeatedly hinted at one day re-signing Ronaldo for Manchester United, although prioritised snapping up Jadon Sancho this summer and is now looking to land Raphael Varane.

Ronaldo is therefore down the pecking order of targets, especially as his wages would be astronomical.

That said, this summer certainly appears to be the best time in which to sign Ronaldo, as Juventus would no doubt like to receive a transfer fee for him. And Solskjaer will know this better than anyone.

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Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar

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Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

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Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

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While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante

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Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

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Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

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South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

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“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report

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Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

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Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

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Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

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Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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