Paper Talk: Man Utd make contact with Mendes over shock Ronaldo swoop

Manchester United are ready to hijack Juventus’ move for Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal want a Word Cup star and an England man is set for a new deal at Old Trafford, all in the papers.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo


Manchester United are hoping to exploit the relationship with Jose Mendes, as they aim to pinch Cristiano Ronaldo from under the noses of Juventus.

The Sun report United are keen on a reunion with Ronaldo, 33, and they have been informed that his proposed £88million switch to Turin is not yet done.

United are planning on hijacking the transfer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is looking at what it would take for United to seal a deal.

Mendes is the representative of Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho and Woodward will enter talks with the super agent to try and facilitate a move.

United have long been rumoured to want a reunion with the Portugal despite their interest in Gareth Bale and Willian.

Apparently they have conceded they won’t be able to land Bale and they are not prepared to match Chelsea’s £70million asling price for the Brazil star.


Barcelona are preparing a new bid for Chelsea winger Willian after having a €57million (Daily Mail)

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will undergo his Paris Saint-Germain medical on Friday (L’Equipe)

West Ham are close to signing Jack Wilshere, who is a free agent after leaving Arsenal. The Hammers have offered the 26-year-old England midfielder a three-year deal worth £100,000 a week. (Sun)

Manchester City are a step closer to completing the signing of Italy midfielder Jorginho, 26, after Napoli confirmed the arrival of 22-year-old Spaniard Fabian Ruiz from Real Betis as his replacement. (Manchester Evening News)

Liverpool retain interest in Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to make an offer for the midfielder (Liverpool Echo)

Brighton and Hove Albion completed the signing of RB Leipzig defender Bernardo for a reported fee of £9million

City centre-back Aymeric Laporte, 24, is considering switching his international allegiance to Spain after he was left out of France’s World Cup squad. (Manchester Evening News)

Highly rated teenager Ryan Sessegnon is nearing a deal to extend his time with Fulham (Daily Mail)

The terms of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus were agreed during a meeting between Real president Florentino Perez, his assistant Jose Angel Sanchez and Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes on Wednesday night. (Marca)

Liverpool could take advantage of Juve’s interest in Ronaldo by making a move for the Italian club’s 24-year-old Argentina forward Paul Dybala. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Arsenal have approached Dutch side PSV Eindhoven about signing their 22-year-old forward Hirving Lozano, who starred at the World Cup for Mexico. (TransferMarketWeb)

The Gunners are also considering a move for Senegal and Torino forward M’Baye Niang, 23. (Tuttosport)

Paris St-Germain will reportedly announce the signing of legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 40, on Monday. (Le Parisien)

Manchester United are ready to reward 25-year-old England midfielder Jesse Lingard with a new contract worth £150,000 a week, despite him only signing a new four-year deal in April. (Sun)

Paris St-Germain want to sign Chelsea and France midfielder N’Golo Kante, 27, this summer. The Blues want £100m for Kante but have lined up Lyon’s 21-year-old France Under-21 international Tanguy Ndombele as a potential replacement. (Goal)

Tottenham are favourites to sign Aston Villa’s English midfielder Jack Grealish, 22, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is waiting to exploit the Championship club’s financial troubles. (Mirror)

Chelsea and Tottenham have enquired about Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic, 24. (Talksport)

Maurizio Sarri is expecting to finally be announced as fellow Italian Antonio Conte’s replacement as Chelsea boss at the start of next week. (Mail)

Roma’s Brazil goalkeeper Alisson, 25, now wants to join Chelsea. (Il Tempo)

Portugal winger Gelson Martins – a 23-year-old free agent and a Liverpool target – has agreed a deal with Atletico Madrid. (Mirror)

Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira has rejected the chance to have a medical with Arsenal while on World Cup duty with Uruguay, but the 22-year-old’s father insists his son will be joining the Gunners this summer. (Metro)

Premier League newcomers Fulham have joined the race to sign Celtic and Belgium defender Dedryck Boyata, 27. (Sun)

Fulham have approached AC Milan over Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio (90min)

Newcastle will face competition from German and Spanish top-tier clubs for Nice’s French striker Alassane Plea, 25. (Newcastle Chronicle)

Barcelona are reviewing an offer for Paulinho just a year after signing the Brazilian midfielder from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for €40m (Sport)

Wolves have agreed a initial £12m fee with Manchester City for Oleksandr Zinchenko (The Express and Star)

Everton have rejected a £12m bid from RB Leipzig for 20-year-old England Under-21 forward Ademola Lookman, who was on loan at the German side last season. (Mirror)

Wigan are offering a return to football for former Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson, 30. The Republic of Ireland international is training with the Latics. (Sun)

Derby have rejected interest from Brighton in English goalkeeper Scott Carson, 32. (Derby Telegraph)

Leeds’ English left-back Tyler Denton, 22, is set to go out on loan to Peterborough. (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Southampton’s 27-year-old Argentine forward Guido Carrillo, the Premier League club’s record signing, is close to leaving St Mary’s. (Daily Echo)

Millwall are not interested in selling 23-year-old defender Jake Cooper with Rangers reportedly interested. (Sky Sports)

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