European Paper Talk: Cristiano Ronaldo to quit Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs Sevilla FC at the Sa
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to leave Real Madrid this summer

The transfer window is now open and our friends at Football Whispers have collated the best paper talk from the continent.


Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid and has already informed the club's president Florentino Perez. The Portuguese megastar is outraged by the complaint accusing him of tax fraud and intends to leave Spain. Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco all would be willing to "lose their heads for the best player in the world." (A Bola)

Front page of Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola leads with reports of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid (A Bola)
Image: Front page of Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola leads with reports of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid (A Bola)


Barcelona are set for a summer clear-out. Several of their squad players, chiefly Thomas Vermaelen, Christian Tello, Arda Turan, Jeremy Mathieu and Rafinha, are all set to depart the Nou Camp. (Marca)

Real Madrid are expected to offer Gianluigi Donnarumma a €6m (£5.25m) per-year long-term contract after the 18-year-old Italian 'keeper told AC Milan he would not be signing a new deal at San Siro. His current contract expires in the summer of 2018. (AS)

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 07:  Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan shows his dejection during the Serie A match between AC Milan and AS Roma at Stadio Giuseppe Meazz
Image: Real Madrid are pondering a swoop for Milan No 1 Gianluigi Donnarumma


Tianjin Quanjian have cooled their interest in one-time Manchester City transfer target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and are instead keen on bringing Koln forward Anthony Modeste to China. (SportBild)

Dortmund striker Aubameyang may now stay in Germany for another season after both Tianjin Quanjian and Paris Saint-Germain decided to move on to alternatives. (SportBild)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates the winning goal for Borussia Dortmund
Image: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may stay at Borussia Dortmund after all next season

Hertha Berlin are close to finalising the transfer of Karim Rekik. The Marseille centre-back will complete his medical on Friday in Berlin before putting pen to paper on a contract until 2021. (Kicker)

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There is "mutual tension" between Chelsea and their manager Antonio Conte after the Italian told striker Diego Costa by text message that he is not part of the plans for next season. Thomas Tuchel, who left Borussia Dortmund this month, could replace the former Juventus boss if he leaves. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Italian champions Juventus have tabled an offer for Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi. The Serie A side are eager to complete the move after missing out on Corentin Tolisso, who joined Bayern Munich on Wednesday. (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Steven N'Zonzi reacts after seeing his penalty saved during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Leicester City
Image: Juventus are hoping to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi this summer

Former Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado is an Arsenal transfer target. The Gunners offered €23m (£20.1m) for the Juventus attacker, but the Bianconeri are holding out for closer to the €35m (£30.6m) mark. (Gazzetta dello Sport)


Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu could be on his way to AC Milan to replace Donnarumma if the Italy international moves on this summer. (L'Equipe)

Carlo Ancelotti could be re-united with Salvatore Sirigu this summer
Image: Milan are targeting a summer move for PSG 'keeper Salvatore Sirigu

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