Here’s your daily round-up of the latest transfer gossip from World Soccer.
CRISTIANO RONALDO TO MANCHESTER UNITED RUMOURS START AGAIN
It’s starting again! According to well-respected journalist Christian Martin, Manchester United are in talks with Cristiano Ronaldo about a potential return to Old Trafford in the summer. According to numerous reports, Juventus are keen to offload the former Real Madrid star at the end of the season, mainly due to his hefty £540,000-a-week wages.
Ronaldo has routinely been linked with a return to Manchester. He’s already made it very clear that he’d consider playing for The Red Devils again towards the end of his career. Speaking in 2014, Ronaldo said: “The supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.”
However, if the 35-year-old does leave Juventus, United won’t be the only side chasing his signature. According to the Daily Mail, Paris Saint-Germain will also consider a bid for Ronaldo.
POGBA NEARING OLD TRAFFORD EXIT?
Sticking with Manchester United, and there’s still a considerable amount of speculation regarding to the future of Paul Pogba. Jamie Carragher told talkSPORT that The Red Devils should sell the 27-year-old midfielder. If Ronaldo was to return, then this might become a necessity due to the wages they’d have to free up to bring him back to Old Trafford.
However, the Manchester Evening News believe that United will make a move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish if they sell Pogba. The 25-year-old has been impressing for The Villans again this season, and was heavily linked with a move away from the club during this summer’s transfer window.
ARSENAL CAME CLOSE TO SIGNING BELLINGHAM
It’s fair to say that the mood around the Emirates isn’t great at the moment following Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa on Sunday, and this report certainly won’t help matters. According to Sky Sports, via the Independent, The Gunners came close to signing Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City in 2019.
The 17-year-old has made a good start to life in Germany, and recently recieved his first senior international call-up from England manager Gareth Southgate.