Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd gave De Jong big boost, Chelsea submit offer, Arsenal snubbed | Soccer | sport

Manchester United are already embroiled in two long-running transfer sagas with the futures of Frenkie de Jong and Cristiano Ronaldo up in the air. Erik ten Hag is desperate to sign De Jong from Barcelona but faces a huge challenge convincing him to make the move while Ronaldo is determined to leave to play for a Champions League club.

So far Ronaldo has struggled to win any interest with Chelsea, PSG, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid distancing themselves from a move while Sporting Lisbon do not hold out much hope of a deal. despite Jorge Mendes’ desire to seal his client a walk away.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are looking to follow up on the signings of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly by welcoming more names through the door. Thomas Tuchel has a number of targets but was reportedly ‘bewitched’ by Inter star Cesare Casadei with the club reportedly making a bid of around £6m.

Tottenham have already done the bulk of their summer business, bringing in six players, but are keen to add Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo and are reportedly close to signing him. Antonio Conte has a number of players he still wants to offload and is set to remove one of his unwanted stars from Spurs’ books with Giovanni Lo Celso set to exit for Villarreal.

Clubs like Liverpool, Newcastle, Arsenal and West Ham are also scouring the market and could potentially do more business by the end of the summer window, when there will be plenty to do across the Europe over the next two weeks.


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