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Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United forward is open to joining Atletico Madrid - Paper Talk

Plus: David de Gea says he wants to finish his career at Manchester United; Arsenal offer Bukayo Saka a new long-term deal; Chelsea agree £55m deal to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde; Italy striker Andrea Belotti has been offered to Newcastle, Everton and West Ham

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Cristiano Ronaldo is open to joining Atletico Madrid but the club would need to sell a big-name player to make it happen, and even then supporters would need to be won over by someone who made them suffer for nine seasons in a Real Madrid shirt.

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Portuguese journalist Pedro Sepulveda believes Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading to Atletico Madrid despite his former ties to Real Madrid

Alfred Schreuder has said he does not intend to sell any more key Ajax players this summer, and he expects Manchester United target Antony to stay at the club.

Arsenal have offered Bukayo Saka a new long-term contract that would see him become one of the club's best-paid players.

West Ham have made a £12m offer for Eintracht Frankfurt left-winger Filip Kostic.

Leeds United are set to appoint former Borussia Dortmund assistant Rene Maric, 29 to Jesse Marsch's backroom staff.

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Bournemouth are weighing up a move for Coventry City goalkeeper Simon Moore.

La Liga has formally asked Paris' administrative court to cancel Kylian Mbappe's three-year contract extension, alleging the deal should not have been financially possible for Paris Saint-Germain.

Nottingham Forest are pressing ahead with their efforts to sign Burnley winger Maxwel Cornet after ending their interest in Watford's Emmanuel Dennis.

Newcastle United have made an enquiry for exciting Rennes winger Kamaldeen Sulemana after being put off a move for Leeds' Jack Harrison by his £35m price tag.


Cristiano Ronaldo's plan to leave Manchester United this summer has hit a new low after Barcelona rejected the opportunity to sign him.

David de Gea says he wants to finish his career at Manchester United because of his unique bond with the club.

Italian media outlets claim West Ham United boss David Moyes is chasing £40m-rated Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski.

Manchester United's pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is no nearer a conclusion with the player still undecided on a move to the Premier League.

Liverpool are set to loan out youngster Tyler Morton, with Championship side Blackburn Rovers his most likely destination.


Jules Kounde is set to become Chelsea's third summer signing after the Blues beat off competition from Barcelona to agree a £55m deal for the Sevilla defender and have offered the Frenchman a five-year contract.

Jules Kounde during a La Liga match against Real Madrid
Image: Sevilla defender Jules Kounde is a Chelsea target this summer

Debt-ridden cities could boycott the joint United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland bid for the 2028 European Championship in protest at being forced to foot a multi-million-pound bill for hosting matches.


Italian international striker Andrea Belotti has been offered to several Premier League clubs including Newcastle, Everton and West Ham as he looks to secure a move to England.

Everton have enquired once again about Norwich's £15m-rated star Max Aarons.

Newcastle have been linked with a shock swoop for Barcelona outcast Memphis Depay, according to reports.

Memphis Depay, Barcelona
Image: Could Newcastle make a shock move for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay this summer?

Erik ten Hag has blocked Manchester United from selling Anthony Martial and sees the French forward as an important member of his squad.

Watford's Dan Gosling has opened up on the club's horror relegation season which he says included "disgraceful attitudes" in the "worst dressing room" led by a "miserable" Claudio Ranieri.

Real Betis' Borja Iglesias has revealed Hector Bellerin wants to return to the Spanish club and joked he would start up a crowdfunding effort to secure the Arsenal right-back.


Chelsea are expected to sign the Sevilla central defender Jules Kounde for a fee of about £55m.


Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly willing to take a 30 per cent pay cut on his Manchester United wages to force through his exit.

West Ham United supporters are being encouraged to throw wads of fake cash at Jesse Lingard when their side take on Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.

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Former Nottingham Forest midfielder David Prutton says finances and respect for head coach Steve Cooper will have been factors in Jesse Lingard choosing to move to the club over a return to West Ham

Paris Saint-Germain stars will no longer be allowed to use their mobile phones during meal times after new boss Christophe Galtier implemented new rules at the club.

Cricket chiefs will dish out new extreme heat contingency plans to all first-class venues with fears that Tuesday's temperatures at Durham will soon be repeated.


James Tavernier is set to become the first Rangers player in over 20 years to receive a testimonial from the club.

Aaron Ramsey is set to claim £3.4m in compensation with Juventus ready to tear up the remainder of his contract and allow him to become a free agent.

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