Transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo’s Man Utd ‘agreement’; Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona

Ronaldo to Man Utd ON

Cristiano Ronaldo is closing in on a stunning return to Manchester United from Real Madrid.

And Spanish outlet Diario Gol have made a huge claim by saying Cristiano Ronaldo has already agreed a stunning return to United.

They say the Portugal star has already given United his word, reaching a pre-agreement with his former club.

But that does not necessarily mean he will actually seal a huge return.

It is claimed Ronaldo also has an offer to leave from PSG.

Arsenal need SIX signings

Arsenal need to make six signings for Unai Emery during the summer transfer window, says Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.

“Defensively they need everything,” Merson told Sky Sports. “From a goalkeeper, as Petr Cech was great but isn’t now, centre-halves and a holding midfielder.

“The full-backs aren’t really good enough either so they’ve got a lot of work to do.

“Arsenal need to tighten up and become hard to beat which, based on what he did at Sevilla, Emery can do.

“Emery knows the Spanish market well so I think he’ll be looking there, and to France, but I can’t see them bringing in any English players.

Man Utd and Chelsea battle for Bale

Manchester United will lead the chase for Gareth Bale who is ready to quit Real Madrid despite his Champions League heroics.

Express Sport understands United will face competition from Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain for a player Jose Mourinho has always said he would be at “the front of the queue” for if he became available.

That looks likely now with Real’s hierarchy wanting to use the £80m from Bale’s sale to finance a deal to bring former Barcelona ace Neymar back to La Liga from Paris Saint-Germain.

Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, is planning to fly to Madrid for talks with Real president Florentine Perez to sort out his client’s future after he made it clear he is fed up being a bit-part player in Zinedine Zidane’s all-star squad – and was dismayed by being named on the bench for Saturday’s final.

Liverpool chase Alisson

Liverpool will reportedly launch a fresh attempt to bring in Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker this summer in the wake of their Champions League defeat to Real Madrid.

The Reds’ season ended miserably in Kiev as two catastrophic errors from Loris Karius cost them any chance of winning the competition after top goalscorer and chief threat Mohamed Salah had gone off injured in the first half.

According to the Guardian and the Telegraph, Jurgen Klopp has now decided that he will look to sign a new No 1 in the summer window to address a position that has caused them problems for several seasons.

The Liverpool manager had already been considering summer business in that department with Simon Mignolet likely to be moved on in search of a regular starting spot having been demoted to the bench since January.

Iniesta’s unveiling

Andres Iniesta has promised ‘to work and learn’ in Japan after being officially unveiled by Vissel Kobe on Saturday.

More than 8,000 Vissel fans were present at Iniesta’s coronation.

“Thank you very much for this warm reception,” Iniesta said.

“In these two days that I have been in Japan, I’ve received a lot of affection, and I want to thank you all.

“I’m very excited to work and learn. My objectives are to help Vissel keep improving, aspire to the maximum and help the club become champions of Japan and Asia.

“Now I have to go back to Spain and compete in the World Cup, which is a very nice challenge.

“In a couple of months, I’ll be back working at my best and try to improve this team.”

 

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