The summer transfer window is fast approaching the September 1 deadline and there’s a lot of gossip about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest in rumours, rumours, comings, goings and of course deals done!
TOP STORY: Ronaldo is looking forward to returning to Sporting where his career began
Cristiano Ronaldo is close to returning to his youth club Sporting CP in Portugal, according to Marca.
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While the 37-year-old Manchester United striker’s preferred option was Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti’s side were not keen on bringing him back to the Santiago Bernabeu and that has made him more willing to return to the club where he made his professional debut gave.
The Spanish outlet says Ronaldo has decided his best option is to return to the Lisbon side, who accept that while they may not be able to compete financially with offers made by some top Clubs from across Europe could be submitted, your relationship with the Portugal international is enough to convince him to end his career where it started.
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Last year, Ronaldo’s mum told Sporting fans she would try to persuade him to return to the club. Instead, however, he moved to Manchester United, where the team is underperforming.
Ronaldo has recently been linked with Marseille and AC Milan but it looks like uncertainty about his future is beginning to dissipate as he moves closer to an Old Trafford exit.
Cristiano Ronaldo could finally be ready to return to his youth club Sporting CP. Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty ImagesPAPER GOSSIP
– A verbal agreement has been reached between Chelsea and Leicester City to sign Wesley Fofana, understands RMC Sport. Brendan Rodgers’ side have been persistent after turning down several offers from the Blues, but it looks like they’ve now settled a world-record sum of over €90m. Desperate to join Stamford Bridge, the 21-year-old was recently ordered to train with the Under-23s after missing first-team training.
– Manchester United has made an approach for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports Gianluca Di Marzio. The 33-year-old striker continues to be linked with a departure from Barcelona this summer and he has also been linked with Chelsea who are yet to reach an agreement with the Blaugrana. The Red Devils are keen to sign a striker before the Premier League transfer window closes next Thursday.
– marcelo His contract at Real Madrid expired this summer but he has now received an official offer from Bayer Leverkusen, Foot Mercato write. The 34-year-old left-back is yet to decide on his next target, although he is also said to be on the radar of Ligue 1’s Nice and Serie A’s Monza. Marcelo only made 12 appearances in La Liga for Carlo Ancelotti’s side last season.
– Premier League club Brighton Hove Albion have made a $4 million approach Facundo Buonanotte, according to Cesar Luis Merlo. The Seagulls are understood to be keen on the 17-year-old Rosario Central attacking midfielder, but the Argentina Primera Division side would be happy to up the ante if they decide to part ways with him.
– Internazionale have decided to reject further offers for the centre-back Milan Skriniar. Speaking of the 27-year-old Slovakia international, CEO Giuseppe Marotta, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano, said: “He will stay with us for sure, the owners have decided not to be tempted by offers and approaches from Paris Saint-Germain, he is a key player for us and he will stay.”