It looks like the Manchester United superstar is on his way out the door. However, the news about his move is not entirely positive. According to Sky Sports, the hierarchy of United in Barcelona are keen to sign Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The report also suggests that the Red Devils hierarchy are comfortable with the deal and that Christian Eriksen will sign a new contract before the transfer deadline. It could mean that the side will soon have several top-class additions in the near future.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Manchester United
After five years with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly deciding to quit the Premier League in order to focus on his personal life. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with a move to Serie A, but his close friends claim that his love for United remains strong. He has also reportedly refused to resume preseason training with the Red Devils. He missed the club’s preseason tour of Asia. His representatives have already met Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid’s manager, in a bid to convince him to stay.
The club are hopeful to secure Champions League spots for next season. Erik ten Hag’s arrival means that finishing in the top four is the minimum target for United. Cristiano Ronaldo remains popular with sponsors, as his worldwide exposure is seen as a marketable commodity. However, United have not trained with Ronaldo this pre-season and it is unclear whether he will stay for a second spell in England.
It is possible that the move is part of a wider strategy to entice other top players to the Premier League. United’s recent disappointing season saw the team finish sixth in the Premier League and exit the FA Cup and Carabao Cup. While it is disappointing that Ronaldo will have to leave Manchester United for La Liga, there’s no way he can get what he wants.
Atletico Madrid have rejected offer of superstar
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid, but the club has so far rejected the move. The Portuguese international is a highly sought after player in Europe and his move to Atletico would give the club a chance to compete in both La Liga and the Champions League. Manchester United’s refusal to sell the player has led to speculation that he could return to Old Trafford next season. However, the 37-year-old’s first season back at United has been mixed at best, with his performances ranging from a remarkable to mixed.
Mateu Alemany has reportedly met Manchester City CEO Ferran Reverter in order to discuss the possibility of selling the striker. Real Madrid are keen to keep the player and are confident of fetching a PS112m fee for him. However, the deal could be scuppered if Manchester United fail to meet their PS40m release clause in 2022. This would mean a huge loss for both the club and the player.
Christian Eriksen, meanwhile, is keen on staying at Old Trafford and has already received offers from Tottenham and Brentford. However, he is not keen on the move, and would prefer to remain in the Premier League. He performed brilliantly in the PL last season, and the club are confident that the PL will offer him a new contract. The club have also made a move for a Bayern Munich defender, Benjamin Pavard, who has just completed his contract.
N’Golo Kante is a target for La Liga
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, according to reports. The 25-year-old won the Premier League with Leicester City and has impressed at the European Championships for France. The current Champions League holders Real are in need of a midfielder to balance out their squad, with Casemiro and Luka Modric providing the spine.
The Frenchman is in the final year of his Chelsea contract and Real Madrid could force Chelsea into making a decision on his future. His injury-prone season means he has missed a lot of games this season. If Madrid fail to land Tchouameni, then N’Golo Kante is the next top target. In recent months, the Real Madrid manager has spoken highly of Chelsea’s young players, and has praised the likes of N’Golo Kante, Mendy, and Che Brere.
Chelsea are unlikely to sell Kante, as the club are desperate for a striker. The Frenchman is a top player with a proven track record. Los Blancos have shown interest in signing him, and his contract runs until 2023. However, Chelsea may still consider signing a central midfielder or a defender as a priority. The Spaniard is likely to be more interested in the former than the latter.
Frenkie de Jong is a transfer target for Manchester United
It is a well-known fact that Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong is a target for Manchester United. With the departure of Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, and Juan Mata, United are looking to reinforce their midfield. De Jong has been highlighted as the perfect midfielder by manager Erik ten Hag and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford. However, the Dutchman has refused to leave Barcelona.
The Dutch midfielder has been a Manchester United transfer target for some time, but his interest in a move has been constantly in doubt. The Dutchman is said to prefer Chelsea and Bayern Munich and has previously refused to discuss a move to Manchester United. However, Barcelona’s recent decision to sell De Jong is partly due to a desire to reduce their wage bill. As a result, the Dutch international’s future lies in the hands of other clubs.
Barcelona have also been linked with a move for Frenkie de Jong, but Manchester United have not yet signed a deal. The Dutchman has been in talks with United’s chief executive Richard Arnold over a potential transfer. The Dutch club are prepared to pay a compromise fee for the midfielder to ease the pressure on their chief executive Richard Arnold. In the meantime, the Spanish side are still holding out for more money upfront.
Robert Lewandowski is a transfer target for Manchester United
Barcelona have confirmed their interest in signing Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. However, they will struggle to match Bayern’s PS40 million asking price. Manchester United have also been linked with the Polish international. While Chelsea and Napoli remain favourites to sign the Polish international, United are also in the hunt for Lewandowski. Chelsea have been linked with Lewandowski in the past, and United must be wary of a potential bid from Chelsea.
If Ronaldo leaves Manchester United, they will be forced to look elsewhere for a replacement. It’s a tricky situation but one that could see them signing Robert Lewandowski instead. Lewandowski is a free agent and will be available for transfer this summer. He has also been linked with Barcelona, and United will likely have to fight to sign him. The club will have to be careful not to sign the ‘big name’ players and instead look for attacking players who can contribute to the team’s goalscoring capacity.
As a forward, Lewandowski has one of the most impressive goalscoring records in world football. In six seasons with Bayern, he has scored 344 goals and won every club competition at elite level. His contract expires at the end of this season, but he has openly stated that he wants to leave the club and move to Barcelona ahead of Sadio Mane.
Edinson Cavani is a target for La Liga
Barcelona are in the market for a new striker, and Edinson Cavani has been touted as a target. While Memphis Depay was Ronald Koeman’s choice, he has failed to live up to expectations. The club has also held talks with Manchester City about signing the Uruguayan. However, the move would require high fees, and the incoming interim Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick is not expected to be a fan of Cavani.
The 22-year-old Uruguayan has been linked with a move to La Liga this summer, after he was ruled out of his contract at Manchester United at the end of the season. However, despite the desire to play in La Liga, the injury-prone Argentine has had limited game time this season. He has also been linked with a move to Barcelona, as the club signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal.
Despite the interest from Barcelona, Inter Milan are keen to sign Cavani to replace Sanchez. The Argentine joined United on a free transfer in October 2020, and he scored 17 goals in his first season, but has struggled with injuries this season. Despite being linked with Barcelona, Inter have also joined the chase for the ex-PSG striker. The club’s statement in response to this speculation is that they acknowledge the interest elsewhere in La Liga.