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CRISTIANO RONALDO is willing to take a 30 per cent pay cut to leave Manchester United this summer, according to reports.

The Atletico Madrid target, 37, is keen on quitting Old Trafford this summer.

Elsewhere, Liverpool have made Sporting Lisbon midfielder Matheus Nunes a top "priority" and are prepared to open negotiations for the player, according to reports.

The 23-year-old central midfielder had a standout campaign last term, featuring 46 times across all competitions for Sporting.

Meanwhile, Man Utd have joined Arsenal in the race for Leicester star Youri Tielemans.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    Brentford confirm Mee signing

    Brentford have confirmed the signing of experienced Premier League defender Ben Mee on a two-year deal.

    Mee, 32, joins the Bees after leaving Burnley earlier this summer when his contract expired.

    The veteran centre-back had spent the last 11 years at Turf Moor.

    He has donated money to a carbon emissions charity following his move.

    Mee completed a medical with Brentford late on Thursday night before putting pen to paper this morning.

    The former Claret then got straight down to work at the Bees' training ground today.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Dwight Gayle completes Stoke transfer

    Stoke City have signed Dwight Gayle from Newcastle on a free transfer.

    The 32-year-old striker has penned a two-year deal with the Potters after becoming surplus to requirements at St James' Park.

    Gayle had two seasons remaining on his Magpies contract, but the Toon have opted to let him leave for nothing.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nacional fans celebrate Suarez 'return'

    Delighted Nacional fans have been celebrating with Luis Suarez face masks as the striker nears a return to the club.

    The club were in action last night in the Uruguayan top-flight.

    As they romped to a 5-0 win over Cerrito, around 20,000 Suarez face masks were dished out and worn by supporters.

    And in anticipation of their new returning hero, in the ninth minute of the game the crowd rose to chant his nickname: “Ole, ole, ole, ole, Lucho, Lucho!”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Everton make Aarons enquiry

    Everton have enquired once again about Norwich's £15million-rated star Max Aarons, PHIL CADDEN WRITES.

    But German duo Borussia Mochengladbach and Wolfsburg have also registered their interest in the 17-cap England Under-21 right-back.

    French giants Marseille are keen on the 22-year-old and have also made an approach for the highly-rated defender.

    Everton held talks with Aarons last summer but a Goodison Park deal failed to materialise.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Four Spurs stars face exit

    AC Milan are interested in signing FOUR Tottenham players this summer, according to reports.

    Spurs have already recruited six players since the end of last season, with the North Londoners now more focused on outgoings.

    According to DiMarzio, Paratici has talked about four Spurs players with his AC Milan counterparts.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bayern Munich sound out Kane

    Bayern Munich have reportedly sounded out Harry Kane’s camp over a stunning summer transfer move.

    The Bundesliga champions are in the market for a new centre-forward after allowing Robert Lewandowski to join Barcelona for £42.5million.

    Bild claims that talks have taken place between them and Kane's camp – but the response has been a firm “no” regarding any potential summer deal.

    Kane has just one year left on his deal at Spurs after this season but he all-but confirmed in June that he will snub a transfer away after helping Antonio Conte's side secure Champions League football.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Not a Scam

    West Ham have made a bid of around £35million for Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca.

    However, the Italian club are hoping to get at least £43m with the player dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    Advanced discussions between Sassuolo and the Hammers ongoing for the 6ft6 forward and a second bid could be made soon.

    SunSport also understands that West Ham remain interested in Chelsea’s Armando Broja, however there is a concern he is not available on a permanent deal.

  • Justin Lawrence

    West Ham launch Kostic bid

    West Ham have launched a bid for Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back Filip Kostic after missing out on David Raum.

    Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to improve on Aaron Cresswell at left-back and has identified Kostic as an option.

    The Serbian, 29, impressed against West Ham in their Europa League semi-final tie, with the Germans progressing to the final and beating Rangers on penalties.

    While Kostic is not a natural full-back, having largely featured as a winger, he has shone at wing-back for Frankfurt and has the potential to play at left-back as well as further forward when needed.

    The Hammers could land a good deal too considering the former Stuttgart man has just one year left on his deal with the Bundesliga club.

    Moyes had been keen to land Hoffenheim full-back Raum, but the fee demanded was considered too high and reports in Germany suggest RB Leipzig are closing on a deal worth up to £30million.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lingard's signing's a huge statement

    Signing Jesse Lingard shows that Nottingham Forest mean business after being promoted to the Premier League.

    That's the view of Forest legend Nigel Jemson who reckons snagging Lingard is a "massive statement."

    He said: "It is a massive statement. When you've got a long day at work and you come home to hear that news – it is fantastic.

    "It just goes to show that we're not here just to make the numbers up in the Premier League.

    "We want to be a force there and the owners back the manager. We're making quite a few signings and I still think there are a couple more (to be made).

    “He's (Lingard) playing in the Premier League, arguably the best in the world, and he's going to be playing regularly."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Lingard signs for Forest

    Nottingham Forest have signed former Man United star Jesse Lingard.

    Lingard's time with United came to an end this summer.

    And now he'll face his old team in the Prem next season with new boys Forest.

    But the length of his Forest contract is yet to be announced, the Daily Mail reported.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Wijnaldum offered to Roma

    Roma have reportedly been offered the chance to sign ex-Liverpool ace Gini Wijnaldum.

    PSG have made it clear that the midfielder has no future at the club.

    And according to Corriere dello Sport, they've offered the Dutch ace to Roma in a bid to balance the books.

    Roma are said to be interested in Wijnaldum, but need to make room for him and cut their wage bill to align with Financial Fair Play rules before a deal can be done.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Man City offered Arsenal target

    Man City have been offered Alex Grimaldo as an alternative to Marc Cucurella, according to reports.

    Grimaldo, 26, is available for transfer this summer – with Arsenal having been linked with the Benfica ace earlier this month.

    According to I News, the Prem champions have been offered Grimaldo in a cut-price deal.

    With just one year remaining on his contract, the Spaniard could be available for as little as £6m.

    Grimaldo is believed to have been offered to several Premier League clubs this summer as Benfica look to cash in.

    Arsenal were a potential suitor, although their move for Zinchenko likely ends any possibilities of them moving for another left-back.

  • Justin Lawrence

    West Ham consider attacking options

    West Ham are considering other attacking options as their pursuit of Armando Broja is yet to yield results.

    It's been reported that Broja was set to leave Chelsea for the Hammers in a £30m deal, but that's yet to materialise.

    And the East Londoners have started to look at other options, including Gianluca Scamacca.

    That's according to source close to the matter, reported West Ham Zone.

    The source said: “The bid has yet to be accepted for Scamacca and other bids will also go in for a couple of other forwards to see what is the best deal that can be obtained."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Bayern hierarchy's Barcelona disagreement

    Bayern Munich chief Oliver Kahn disagrees with club boss Julian Nagelsmann's remarks on Barcelona's finances.

    Nagelsmann questioned where Barca are finding the cash to fund their multitude of new signings.

    But Kahn believes the Catalan giants have it all figured out.

    He said: "You mustn’t let yourself be misled. None of us can judge the internals from a distance.

    "I find it a bit difficult to make judgments there. They’ll know what they’re doing."

  • Gary Stonehouse

    Overnight round-up

    Jesse Lingard has joined Nottingham Forest as old club Manchester United, Chelsea and Forest battle to tie up huge transfers.

    Free-transfer midfielder Lingard opted for the Premier League newcomers over West Ham – helped by wages of £200,000 a week.

    And Jules Kounde could be the next big done deal.

    Chelsea have all but completed a £55million swoop for the Sevilla centre-back, although he unexpectedly turned up at his Spanish club's training.

    Bayern Munich would reportedly accept £30m for "United and Chelsea target" Benjamin Pavard, who wants to play in central defence rather than right-back.

    And Thomas Tuchel's Blues, as well as Arsenal, are said to have contacted Lazio about goalscoring Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

    Newcastle could bid for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

    And Man Utd might be prepared to pay up to £60m for Ajax winger Antony.

    Finally, it's claimed Everton want Nicolas Pepe on loan.

    The Gunners winger has also been linked with West Ham, Leicester and Newcastle.

  • Ian Tuckey

    No pressure on Haal-f price Erling!

    Erling Haaland will not feel the pressure at Manchester City — because he only cost half as much as record signing Jack Grealish.

    Big things are expected of the £51.4million Norwegian superstar, who could make his debut for the champions against Bayern Munich this weekend.

    However, his price tag was dwarfed by the £100m City splashed out for Grealish 12 months ago — and Haaland has been quick to remind his new mate of that.

    England ace Grealish said: “Erling has looked good in training and once he reaches full fitness will be unstoppable.

    “I can’t wait to play with him and I’m really looking forward to it.

    “He actually said to me, ‘I’m only half the price of you so I haven’t got the pressure!’.

    “Obviously, it’s always going to be big expectations but nowadays you have to deal with it. I suppose if he misses a chance or whatever then people are always going to have something to say. I’ve had to get used to it myself.”

  • Ian Tuckey

    Raphael hails 'great competitor' Cristiano

    Raphael Varane says Manchester United’s players have never doubted “legend” Cristiano Ronaldo’s value to the team.

    Red Devils’ centre-back Varane insists any question marks against the wantaway striker, 37, have come from OUTSIDE the squad.

    With Ron missing from United’s tour squad, the France star told BBC Sport: “That debate was outside of the dressing room.

    “We know his quality. And we know he’s very famous. So we know a lot of people will speak about the performance of the team and his performance.

    “Cristiano is a great competitor. He’s a legend and he always helps the team, so obviously it’s very good to play with him.”

    Ron hit 24 goals last season but some critics suggested he’s unsuitable for a pressing game that new boss Erik ten Hag might want to adopt.

  • Ian Tuckey

    ‘Erik and Ron heading for new showdown talks’

    Erik ten Hag will meet wantaway Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo for crunch talks, reports tonight suggest.

    Boss Ten Hag has claimed United could still build their team around Ronald this season.

    But it’s claimed the Portugal striker, 37, is prepared to take a 30% pay cut to move on.

    Now it’s suggested that Ten Hag will hold a clear-the-air meeting ahead of what’s supposed to be Ron’s second term back at Old Trafford.

    Atletico Madrid, former club Real, Chelsea and PSG have reportedly ruled out an approach for the ex-Juventus hero.

    And it seems Ronaldo is struggling to find serious offers.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Forest ‘offered Jesse higher pay than Hammers’

    Jesse Lingard has agreed a £200,000-a-week deal to join Nottingham Forest on a free transfer.

    The ex-Manchester United midfielder has verbally committed to a one-year contract at the City Ground.

    Lingard held talks with West Ham but the England star has opted for a move to the Premier League newboys, who offered bigger wages than David Moyes’ Hammers.

    It is believed the 29-year-old has already undergone a medical ahead of putting pen to paper with Steve Cooper’s men.

    Forest are set to smash their wage structure by signing Lingard with their next highest earner Steve Cook on £35,000-a-week according to Capology.

    Lingard left United after more than 20 years of service at Old Trafford, coming through the youth ranks to the first team.

    But the 32-capped Three Lions ace fell out of favour with the Red Devils and had a spell on loan with West Ham during the 2020-21 season.

    Lingard enjoyed a successful time in east London, scoring nine goals in 16 Prem starts.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Your odds-on to join Gunners

    Arsenal are odds-on to sign main target Youri Tielemans.

    Manchester United remain outsiders with Spurs and Newcastle to land the Leicester midfielder.

    That’s despite increasing speculation the Belgium hero would consider switching to Old Trafford.

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  • Ian Tuckey

    Ona mission to land Amadou

    West Ham are reportedly moving further ahead of Arsenal in the hunt for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.

    It's thought the one-cap Belgium star, 20, is keen to step up the ladder.

    And the Hammers are tipped to bid for the Lille’s 6ft 5in anchorman.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Utd ‘could bid up to £60m for Antony’

    Manchester United would reportedly consider bidding up to £60million for Ajax winger Antony.

    That’s despite Barcelona valuing United’s main target Frenkie de Jong at £63m.

    The Red Devils are now strong favourites ahead of Chelsea to sign De Jong.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Milinkovic-Savic linked to Chelsea and Arsenal

    Chelsea and Arsenal have contacted Lazio about midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, reports in Italy claim.

    Calcio Merca say the London giants admire the Serbia star’s box-to-box style and goal record.

    But Calciomercato, suggest the Gunners, in particular, have been put off by the Serie A club’s valuation – of around £60million to £68m.

    Milinkovic-Savic netted 11 times for Lazio last term, having joined from Genk in 2015.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Timber hopes come crashing down

    Manchester United are set for another transfer blow with Jurrien Timber ‘getting closer’ to signing a new contract with Ajax.

    The 21-year-old Dutch international has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils this summer as new manager Erik ten Hag sets about raiding his former club.

    According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, however, the versatile defender and the Dutch giants are closing in on a ‘full agreement’.

    Both parties are discussing fresh terms and appear to have held ‘positive’ talks.

  • Ian Tuckey

    Sampdoria keen on old boy Lucas

    Sampdoria are only prepared to pay Lucas Torreira £15,000 a week to re-sign the midfielder – way below his £65k Arsenal wages.

    That’s the claim this evening as the Serie A club eye the Uruguay star four years after selling him to the Gunners.

    The 39-cap star has largely struggled in the Prem, spending the last two seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina respectively.

    But La Repubblica say the 26-year-old’s wage demands make a return to Sampdoria virtually “impossible”.

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