Premier League transfers: All the stars linked to moves before the summer window closes
Cristiano Ronaldo was offered a way out of Manchester United by his ex-club Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese striker wants out of Old Trafford this summer and has made his wish known, not least through his behavior in United’s disastrous 4-0 defeat by Brentford at the weekend. The Independent understands that United’s defeat has sparked new discussions within the club about whether it would be better to part ways with Ronaldo and Sporting have emerged as a surprise candidate who can offer Champions League football and would be interested in a free transfer .
Meanwhile, United are one of several clubs interested in loaning Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic. The Independent have reported that Pulisic would like regular time ahead of the World Cup later this year, while United are looking to strengthen their squad after a worrying start to the season under Erik ten Hag. Pulisic has also attracted interest from Newcastle United, Juventus, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid.
Elsewhere, Everton are considering a move for Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz to replace injured England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while Fulham have reportedly started talks with former Arsenal and Chelsea winger Willian over a free transfer. Wolves have signed a record £42.2million deal for Sporting midfielder Matheus Nunes, while Leicester’s Wesley Fofana is angry at the club for excluding him from a possible move to Chelsea. Follow the latest news, rumors and closed deals below.
Done deal! The Wolves sign a record deal with Nunes
Wolves have completed the signing of midfielder Matheus Nunes for a club-record fee from Sporting Lisbon.
The Portugal international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League and will cost around £42million.
“We are delighted to welcome Matheus to Wolverhampton and look forward to adding another exciting young talent to Bruno’s squad,” said Wolves chairman Jeff Shi.
“Matheus has had two excellent seasons at the highest level in Portugal with Sporting and is widely regarded as one of the most exciting prospects in world football. Hope will be a fantastic career.”
Jamie BraidwoodAug 18, 2022 8:15 am
United Eye loan offer for Pulisic
Manchester United are considering a possible loan move for Christian Pulisic as the Chelsea winger looks to earn more regular playing time away from Stamford Bridge. that of the independent Mark Critchley writes.
The 23-year-old made just 13 league starts under Thomas Tuchel last season and appeared as a substitute in each of Chelsea’s opening games of the new season.
Pulisic has attracted interest from Newcastle United, Juventus, Milan and Atletico Madrid as he seeks regular minutes before playing for the United States at this winter’s World Cup.
However, United are keen to expand their squad after a miserable start to the season that saw Erik ten Hag lose his first two competitive games and are targeting a temporary move.
Manchester United are considering a loan move for Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic
After a miserable start to the season that saw Erik ten Hag lose his first two competitive games as manager, United are keen to expand their squad
Jamie BraidwoodAug 18, 2022 8:10 am
Ronaldo offered Manchester United the Sporting exit route
Sporting have offered Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo the option to take over their former prodigy on a free transfer, at least paving the way for one of the summer’s most controversial sagas. that of the independent Miguel Delaney reports.
The Portuguese has made clear his desire to leave the club amid a disastrous summer on and off the pitch, culminating in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Brentford.
Ronaldo’s behavior in that game was part of the discussions United staff had afterwards as they tried to figure out how to get the team back in good shape.
The club is increasingly discussing whether it would be better to get rid of the megastar, although the hierarchy has so far completely resisted it. Joel Glazer is said to have been a particular supporter of the Portuguese, both for his torrent yield and commercial value.
Equally questionable is whether Ronaldo would agree to a return to his youth club. He wants to stay in the Champions League but at a level he thinks he can win again.
Sporting offer to take Cristiano Ronaldo from Man Utd on a free transfer
The Portuguese has made clear his desire to leave the club amid a disastrous summer on and off the pitch
Jamie BraidwoodAug 18, 2022 8:05 am
Good morning, here is a summary of the latest talk to get us started.
Manchester United have reportedly contacted Chelsea over the possibility of a move Christian Pulisic borrowed. According to The Times, the Red Devils are looking for a season-long move to boost their attacking prowess, while the US international is said to be open to any move that would give him more playing time.
The Telegraph reports that club bosses staying at Old Trafford are also considering signing the Borussia Dortmund defender Thomas Meier. However, each move likely hinges on whether they can sell Aaron Wan-Bissaka back to Crystal Palace.
Nottingham Forest are yet to reach a financial agreement with the Lyon midfielder, according to French outlet L’Equipe Houssem Auar while Sky Sports Germany reports that RB Leipzig have expressed an interest in the Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita.
Jamie BraidwoodAug 18, 2022 8:00 am
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