Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of a sensational move from Juventus to Manchester City, with the forward having agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions – per our own Chief Football Writer, Miguel Delaney.
Former Man United winger Ronaldo, 36, has already spoken to Pep Guardiola about his role at Man City, and it is understood the Portugal captain would be paid over £250,000 a week should the deal be completed. His agent Jorge Mendes flew into Turin this week to try and negotiate Ronaldo’s exit from Juventus, who are in principle open to a sale as they want the forward off the wage bill in order to rebuild. There is still a significant way to go, though, as City do not want to pay the desired £25million fee but Juventus are adamant Ronaldo does not go for free next summer.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe appears to have stalled following Paris Saint-Germain’s rejection of a £137m bid for the France international. The 22-year-old is keen on leaving the Ligue 1 club, while PSG reportedly want closer to £190m. If they are unable to achieve that sum, they risk losing Mbappe for free next summer.
Meanwhile, Scott McTominay’s groin surgery might see Manchester United ramp up their late pursuit of another central midfielder, though top target Declan Rice is unlikely to leave West Ham this summer. Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga, 18, is an alternative for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, however.
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Alex Pattle27 August 2021 08:47