Euro Paper Talk: Jorge Mendes vows to force Cristiano Ronaldo exit from Man Utd, with next club locked in

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Mn Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: PA Images
Mn Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo Credit: PA Images

Jorge Mendes is determined to secure Cristiano Ronaldo an exit from Manchester United and is targeting one destination, while Arsenal have been given the chance to sign a £36million attacker from Spain – both in Friday’s Euro Paper Talk.

MENDES WORKING ON CRISTIANO RONALDO TRANSFER

Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term agent Jorge Mendes wants the 37-year-old striker to leave Old Trafford this summer and is hard at work on a move back to LaLiga, according to reports.

Ronaldo’s desire to play for top trophies and individual honours in the final part of his career has been well documented in recent weeks.

He doesn’t think this can be achieved at Manchester United as the Red Devils are preparing for their first campaign under Erik ten Hag, which will likely involve plenty of changes.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have all ruled themselves out of the running for Ronaldo. While he is still able to score goals at the highest level, the trio of clubs do not believe he would fit into their wage structure or plans for the future.

Despite the recent setbacks, Ronaldo still has options when it comes to a summer exit from United.

LaLiga giants Atletico Madrid have been linked with a shock move for the Portugal international. Such a move would shock fans in Spain, given Ronaldo’s close ties and hugely successful history with their rivals Real.

According to a recent report from Spanish outlet Marca, Diego Simeone’s side view a bid for Ronaldo as being ‘unfeasible’. This is because of his colossal wage demands and the fact Atletico would have to pay a transfer fee for him when he is past his prime.

But radio station El Lageuro (via Sports Illustrated) believe the deal can still go through, and that is mainly down to Ronaldo’s representative Mendes.

El Laguero state Mendes is ‘very optimistic’ about Ronaldo joining up with Simeone’s side. As the issue is simply economic, the agent believes it can be ‘fixed’ with necessary negotiations.

Mendes thinks Atletico will allow a few players to leave in the next month or so. This will free up space on the wage bill for Ronaldo to join.

Ronaldo’s entourage will continue working on a switch to Atleti until club chiefs in Madrid make a public statement calling it impossible.

Ronaldo’s exit from United looked dead in the water earlier this week when Real became the latest club to reject him. However, Mendes is known as one of the best in the business and he is still being backed to secure a transfer for the serial winner.

ARSENAL OFFERED ATLETICO MADRID STAR

One player Atleti could offload to fund a move for Ronaldo is Thomas Lemar, as the £36million-rated attacker has been offered to Arsenal. (L’Equipe)

Former Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum is free to leave Paris Saint-Germain on loan, amid rumours of Everton and West Ham interest. (Fabrizio Romano)

Barcelona are preparing to move for Pau Torres as their centre-back target Jules Kounde edges closer to a Chelsea switch. (Mundo Deportivo)

Thomas Tuchel’s side are pushing to complete Kounde’s move and have sent the necessary paperwork to Sevilla. (Fabrizio Romano)

Newcastle have been tipped to meet Memphis Depay’s £17m asking price, after the Barca forward rejected Tottenham’s advances. (Sport)

Arsenal will face competition from Brighton for Hoffenheim midfielder Florian Grillitsch. The Seagulls are plotting an ‘audacious’ move for the 26-year-old. (Mike McGrath, The Telegraph)

XAVI TO MEET WITH MAN UTD TARGET

Barca head coach Xavi will meet with Frenkie de Jong during the club’s pre-season tour of the US to discuss a potential transfer to Manchester United. (Sport)

Frenkie De Jong celebrates a goal at the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Camp Nou Stadium Credit: PA Images
Frenkie De Jong celebrates a goal at the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao at the Camp Nou Stadium Credit: PA Images

Arsenal are expected to offer Lucas Torreira in a player-plus-cash deal to land Arthur Melo from Juventus. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Real Madrid are willing to let former Chelsea ace Eden Hazard go and will accept offers worth £42.4m. (various)

Everton are interested in snaring French attacker Alassane Plea from Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the Toffees will have to fend off Nice and Marseille to sign the 29-year-old. (L’Equipe)

Spurs made an approach to re-sign Christian Eriksen but pulled out of the talks after learning of his significant contract demands. (David Ornstein, The Athletic)

AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Real Sociedad are concerned Real Madrid will soon make a bid for striker Alexander Isak, who has previously been on Newcastle’s radar. (Mundo Deportivo)

Frank Lampard wants to reunite with Billy Gilmour at Everton, with the central midfielder likely to leave Chelsea on loan. (talkSPORT)

Spurs are focusing on ‘streamlining’ their squad after bringing in six players so far this summer. Japhet Tanganga and Pape Matar Sarr are two players who could leave on loan. (Sky Sports)

Bournemouth are in advanced discussions with Middlesbrough over the capture of Marcus Tavernier. (Football Insider)

Norwich star Max Aarons is wanted by Gladbach, Wolfsburg and Marseille and the three European teams have contacted the Canaries about his availability. (Football Insider)

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