A report claims that Manchester United are preparing to hold talks with Ronaldo over his future. The Portuguese winger’s agent Jorge Mendes has already met with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly. Meanwhile, it is also claimed that Atletico Madrid are lining up a move for Wissam Ben Yedder and Arsenal are keeping an eye on Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes meets with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly
The reports of a meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent and Chelsea owner Todd Boehly are a little confusing. There are no official reports that Mendes and Boehly met but this meeting could mean something. Mendes is a super-agent that represents players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva. Nonetheless, it could also mean that Chelsea is more open to dealing with super-agents.
Earlier this week, a meeting between Mendes and Chelsea owner Todd Boehly took place in Portugal between the two parties. Boehly and Mendes discussed the future of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international is reportedly unhappy with his current club, Manchester United, and has reservations about the new manager Erik ten Hag. Despite this, the owners of both sides believe that the player will remain at Old Trafford.
Despite this, it’s still unclear whether Chelsea will try to sign the Portugal striker. Boehly and Mendes met early in their tenure as owners. Boehly’s new role will require him to make decisions on transfers over the summer and the club’s structure. However, Mendes and Boehly have a meeting scheduled soon to discuss possible signings.
While the two sides have made contact over the past few weeks, it’s too early to speculate on which of the two clubs will sign Ronaldo. However, it’s worth noting that Chelsea’s owner has recently completed a high-profile acquisition of Chelsea. This move could signal the end of the era of Ronaldo’s time at Old Trafford.
After the deal was done, Boehly’s team must find a replacement for the outgoing Lukaku. In the meantime, it’s also thought that Manchester United will offer Ronaldo a two-year deal. The deal would cost Inter around EUR8 million plus add-ons. It is believed that the American billionaire played an important role in the process.
Real Madrid are ready to sell Antoine Griezmann
Atletico Madrid are ready to sell Antoine Griezman, as Barcelona have lodged an official complaint with FIFA over the player’s taping up. Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with Griezmann’s family to discuss a transfer. Luis Suarez has also reportedly said that Griezmann and Philippe Coutinho are welcome back at the Nou Camp. The France international has reportedly flirted with Manchester United in the past, but remains committed to Atletico. Atletico’s contract with him runs until 2022 and includes a EUR100m buyout clause.
The winger was a major talking point in the midst of a rout in his native France. Real Madrid were able to dominate the match and Griezmann refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid. However, a gentleman’s agreement prevented the Frenchman from joining Madrid from Atletico in 2011. The agreement is expected to be broken this summer when the club pays the release clause for left-back Theo Hernandez, who is on loan at Alaves.
The Frenchman has played for France in the past and has a record of scoring 38 goals in 95 appearances. He was part of their Euro 2020 squad but fell short to Switzerland in the final. Real Madrid have been interested in selling Griezmann for a while now. However, Griezmann’s price will rise once he reaches his peak at the club. Aside from Griezmann’s potential transfer, Real Madrid are also keen to clear salary space.
Barcelona, on the other hand, have an enormous debt burden and are desperate to sell Griezmann to clear the way for Messi’s return. Meanwhile, Barcelona, which is over PS1Billion in debt, have contacted Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain for Griezmann. The move will surely frustrate the fans of the Catalan club, especially given the recent departures of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
PSG are also keen to sell Griezmann. The French club are considering a deal with PSG, but they are hesitant to make a move until they have the perfect player in their hands. The French champions are refusing to pay the 200 million euros Real Madrid have offered. With a deal in place, the player is almost guaranteed to leave Paris for a top European club. If Griezmann were to leave Paris, the French club could also opt to sign a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid before the summer.
Atletico Madrid are lining up a move for Wissam Ben Yedder
The Albania international, who is valued at PS46.5 million, has been linked with a move to Manchester United. The United boss has been in talks with Ajax and is confident of getting the deal done. However, he is not yet certain about the final terms of the deal. In any case, the club are keen to sign someone with his qualities and experience. The Albania international spent seven years at Lazio before leaving in 2015 and is now valued at PS44 million. The club are prepared to sell Antoine Griezmann in order to fund a move for Cristiano Ronaldo and have also been linked with Bayern Munich and Tottenham.
Wissam Ben Yedder has a history of scoring goals and has become an increasingly important player for Monaco. The Uruguayan joined Monaco in 2019 and has been in electric form since his arrival from Sevilla. He has scored 55 goals in just two seasons and 73 goals in 124 games for the club. He made his debut in 2010 with Toulouse.
The deal is also likely to include the 18-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka. If reports are true, the Brazilian may be set to hold talks with Manchester United over his future. Manchester United may also sanction a loan move for Hannibal Mejbri. While this situation may not sound ideal, it is the best possible scenario for the future of both parties.
The Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda claimed that “a deal is almost guaranteed if Cristiano holds talks with Manchester United over future. The report stated that the deal may last two years as long as both parties agree to terms with the English club. In the meantime, Atletico have been linked to Wissam Ben Yedder.
In terms of Frenkie de Jong, the Manchester club are prepared to sell him if the price is right. The Dutchman is unhappy at the idea of leaving the club for the Premier League and hopes to return to Barcelona. If the Manchester United player leaves, the two former teammates will reunite at Old Trafford.
Arsenal are monitoring Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry
According to reports, Arsenal are tracking the situation surrounding Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnaby, who has failed to respond to a contract offer from the club. The Germany international has played 34 times for his country and is now in his final season of his contract. While his performances have been impressive, Arsenal have questioned their interest in signing him, despite his lack of response to their previous approaches.
The French winger has played 171 times for Bayern and has bagged 64 goals and 40 assists in that time. Despite his lack of consistency in the team, Gnabry has expressed a desire to leave the club and join another team. While he is in his prime, Arsenal have struggled to qualify for UCL for the last two seasons. However, they are keeping a close eye on his situation and if he does decide to leave, the club could look to sign him.
As mentioned, the club is interested in signing the German international but the player may not be keen on the move. Arteta needs a wide attacker and is not satisfied with the versatility of Gabriel Martinelli and Alphonso Davies. Arsenal may be able to sign Gnabry this summer, or in the summer of 2023. So, while it could cost a small fortune, it might pay off.
The winger has been with Bayern since the 2017-18 season, and he was highly rated by Arsene Wenger. In the summer of 2017, he moved to Hoffenheim on loan before joining the club as a senior. While he was at Hoffenheim, Gnabry helped Hoffenheim to reach the Champions League. Last season, Gnabry was named the second highest scorer for Bayern in his debut campaign with 13 goals. This season, he has established himself as one of the club’s most potent attacking players.
While Raphinha could be a good signing for Arsenal, the club would be better off taking a more established and experienced player. Gnabry is more than capable of performing at the highest level at one of Europe’s biggest clubs, and his statistical stats suggest that he’ll be a good fit for the club. The club has yet to agree to a new deal with the French international.