The Real Madrid superstar will make his Manchester City return after agreeing a deal with the Blues. But will he stay in England? That’s a question that will occupy the minds of many fans. Despite being an international superstar, Ronaldo has been linked with a return to the Premier League. While the Manchester giants are still awaiting the official announcement, this transfer news will keep fans in suspense.
Erling Haaland has a release clause with Borussia Dortmund
Danish international Erling Haaland has signed a five-year contract with Manchester City. The deal was confirmed in principle earlier this week, and a release clause of PS209m/US$275m is included in the deal. Haaland has scored 85 goals in 88 Bundesliga games, and will likely earn around PS375,000 a week at Manchester City. If he signs a contract with City, he will rival Kevin De Bruyne’s PS38m-per-week wage.
However, Erling Haaland’s release clause with Dortmund will come into effect sooner than expected. The Swedish midfielder has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid. His agent has held talks with both Real Madrid and Barcelona, and Dortmund are relaxed about Haaland’s situation. However, it’s unlikely that any other club will sign him before the summer of 2022. However, if a club is able to pay the price, the deal will be completed in the summer of 2022.
After scoring eight goals in six games for Salzburg, Erling Haaland will be leaving the Bundesliga at the end of the 2021-22 season. Manchester City, the club Haaland joined in January from RB Salzburg, have informed Dortmund of their intentions to activate the release clause of the player. The striker is expected to clear a medical in Manchester before he joins the club.
Despite this, the release clause of the Danish striker with Dortmund could be higher than the original amount. According to local newspaper, Ruhr Nachrichten, Haaland’s release clause could increase in the summer of 2022. He has scored 85 goals in 88 Bundesliga games since joining Dortmund in January 2020. This clause may trigger depending on the way Dortmund performs. However, the deal is expected to be announced later this week.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester
Manchester United announced Cristiano Ronaldo’s return on their official Twitter feed on Thursday. The Portuguese midfielder was signed for EUR15 million (£15.5 million) plus EUR8 million in add-ons. The tweet went viral, garnering more than one million likes and 600,000 retweets. United’s chief executive Richard Arnold has remained in touch with Ronaldo’s camp. United firmly believe that Ronaldo is not for sale and will be part of their plans next season.
However, the Portuguese midfielder hasn’t returned to training after spending time in Portugal. He has been keeping fit in Lisbon but hasn’t been fully recovered, as the United squad was off on Monday following their trip to Perth. United’s technical director, Erik ten Hag, has been tight-lipped about Ronaldo’s future, but he has hinted that he is likely to stay at the club for at least another season. He has twelve months left on his contract and the option of a further year.
The Portuguese international is expected to hold talks with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag on Tuesday. The Portuguese international has not trained with United since 2021-22, and his agent Jorge Mendes arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday. United’s new chief executive, Richard Arnold, had a meeting with the club’s manager on Monday. Ronaldo had not trained with United since January, when he was on compassionate leave for family reasons.
Although the recent transfer rumours have made it seem that a new contract is imminent, Manchester United are holding out on the player until all of the facts are confirmed. The Portuguese midfielder has twice declared he won’t play for Manchester City. The move to Qatar isn’t going to be easy, but Manchester United aren’t going to let that stop them from pursuing the Portuguese star.
Thilo Kehrer ‘offered to Chelsea’
It has been claimed that Chelsea were ‘offered’ Thilo Kehrer, but the club have turned down the offer. The German international joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2018 but has failed to live up to the high expectations he had when he first arrived in the capital. While Chelsea would have preferred to sign Kehrer, they remain desperate for defensive reinforcements and have been linked with a number of players from across Europe. Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries, who is valued at PS34m.
PSG are keen to offload some of their players and Thilo Kehrer was a target. But with only a year left on his contract, Chelsea would have had to pay a huge fee to sign the defender. And with Thomas Tuchel already on the job at the French club, it would be a shame to lose the versatile centre-back. But the Blues will be forced to look elsewhere for a centre-back.
The Blues’ pursuit of a left-sided central defender remains unfinished, as Barcelona have demolished their efforts to tie down Rudiger. The Belgian is currently earning around PS100k a week and is said to have turned down Chelsea’s offer of PS140,000 a week. Despite this, Tuchel has admitted that the club are still looking for a left-sided centre-back.
While Chelsea have been keen to sign Raphinha, the club were also interested in signing Mukiele. Besides Chelsea, Newcastle also reportedly have interest in Werner. It’s also thought that Chelsea had the option of letting Timo Werner return to Leipzig, but this has not been confirmed. And while the summer transfer window is not open yet, the rumours will continue.
Thilo Kehrer has a release clause with Sporting CP
It’s believed that Thilo Kehrer has had discussions with Paris Saint-Germain regarding a move. PSG are looking to sign Internazionale centre-back Milan Skriniar and have offered Thilo Kehrer as part of that deal. However, it is likely that the French giants will need to revise their offer as Inter are looking to spend close to EUR100m on the Slovakian international.
Barcelona have already signed Clement Lenglet from Sevilla, who offers an alternative to Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti. At the Camp Nou, Thomas Vermaelen has one year left on his contract and could be replaced by the young German if he moves on. A recent report suggests that PSG manager Thomas Tuchel wants Boateng to sign for the French champions. Le Parisien reported that a deal would cost EUR45 million.
Neymar ‘offered to Chelsea’
Neymar has been linked with a big move to Chelsea, with the new owner of Paris Saint-Germain willing to sell the world record signing. However, his influence has waned with the emergence of Kylian Mbappe and the arrival of Lionel Messi. While the cost of signing Neymar could be a significant investment, Chelsea may be better off spending their money elsewhere.
Chelsea have a PS200 million budget and are currently waiting for their first incoming of the season to sign the Brazilian. Although Romelu Lukaku is already on loan at Inter Milan, Neymar may be the marquee signing they’re looking for. His agent, Thiago Silva, has been in contact with the player and has revealed his interest in a move to the Premier League. Neymar has already revealed that he and Tuchel have a mutual respect and are willing to negotiate a deal.
It appears that Chelsea are keen to sign Neymar and are willing to make an offer for both of these superstars. The new owner of the club, Todd Boehly, will be eager to sign some new players to give them a stronger squad. Although Chelsea have been linked with Raphinha and Raheem Sterling, it seems that Neymar has changed his mind and is now concentrating on a move to Chelsea. Despite the recent speculation, Chelsea have not made a move for Neymar so far, but remain in talks with Nathan Ake and Rahe, and Matthijs de Ligt.
Recent reports claim that Chelsea are keen to sign Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo. Intermediaries have contacted the new Blues’ co-owner, Todd Boehly. Both players are expected to sign for the Premier League this summer, with both having previously said they would leave Manchester United if offered a better deal. Last season, Cristiano returned to Old Trafford. However, there are no guarantees.