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Transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo agrees Man City deal, Kylian Mbappe latest, Man Utd chase midfielder

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo

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<p>Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of a sensational move from Juventus to Manchester City, with the forward having agreed personal terms with the Premier League champions – per our own Chief Football Writer, Miguel Delaney.</p>
<p>Former Man United winger Ronaldo, 36, has already spoken to Pep Guardiola about his role at Man City, and it is understood the Portugal captain would be paid over £250,000 a week should the deal be completed. His agent Jorge Mendes flew into Turin this week to try and negotiate Ronaldo’s exit from Juventus, who are in principle open to a sale as they want the forward off the wage bill in order to rebuild. There is still a significant way to go, though, as City do not want to pay the desired £25million fee but Juventus are adamant Ronaldo does not go for free next summer.</p>
<p>Elsewhere, Real Madrid’s pursuit of Kylian Mbappe appears to have stalled following Paris Saint-Germain’s rejection of an improved £145m bid for the France international. The 22-year-old is keen on leaving the Ligue 1 club, while PSG reportedly want closer to £190m. If they are unable to get that sum, however, they risk losing Mbappe for free next summer – and so they are planning on potentially spending money from a sale on Everton striker Richarlison.</p>
<p>Meanwhile, Scott McTominay’s groin surgery might see Manchester United ramp up their late pursuit of another central midfielder, though top target Declan Rice is unlikely to leave West Ham this summer. Rennes sensation Eduardo Camavinga, 18, is an alternative for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, however.</p>
<p>You can follow all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip as Premier League clubs make moves to strengthen ahead of transfer deadline day.</p>
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Transfer news LIVE: PSG reject improved Real bid for Mbappe

Real Madrid have had a second bid for Kylian Mbappe turned down by Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sky Sports.

Following their first, rejected bid of £137m, Real have since seen an offer of £145m refused by the French club.

PSG are believed to want in the region of £190m for France forward Mbappe, who has a year left on his contract.

But the Ligue 1 side might just budge before this summer window closes, with Sky also reporting that PSG are in fact planning how they might use the money from an Mbappe sale…

The French club may look to sign Everton striker Richarlison if they offload Mbappe, 22.

France and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe

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France and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe

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Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool vs Chelsea a clash of team-building ideologies

Tomorrow’s late Premier League kick-off sees Liverpool take on Chelsea as two potential title contenders meet at Anfield. The clubs are emblematic of very different team-building processes, as Miguel Delaney writes:

“Chelsea have almost been crafted from the top down, with an elite coach brought in to impose an ideology on an expensive collection of talent. While there is obvious design to the club’s recruitment, it is not like the squad has been built to a defined tactical approach. It is – in the plainest terms – just the super-stacked squad of a super-club.

“That isn’t the case with Liverpool. That is a squad largely built from the bottom up, with Klopp first putting in place his vision and making signings to suit it. It has been a gradual process, with the right players being brought in when possible. They had to be more selective and patient.”

Full article here:

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 09:27

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Transfer news LIVE: Real Madrid’s Mbappe pursuit stalls after PSG reject bid

Paris Saint-Germain this week rejected Real Madrid’s £137m bid for Kylian Mbappe.

The Ligue 1 club reportedly want closer to £190m for the superstar forward, who could leave on a free transfer next summer when his contract expires.

Mbappe, 22, is keen on leaving PSG, according to club director Leonardo, but it seems things have stalled on Real’s end.

Could it be that they were simply signalling to Mbappe their interest in signing him, before waiting to secure the France international for free at the end of the season?

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 09:15

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Transfer news LIVE: Man United want midfielder but Rice may elude them

Another update from our Chief Football Writer, Miguel Delaney, who has the latest on Manchester United’s plans as the window nears its closure.

Declan Rice remains Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target, but United may have to wait until next summer to pry the England international from West Ham.

Here is the full story:

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 08:59

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Transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo close to sensational Man City move

Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed personal terms with Manchester City – per our own Chief Football Writer, Miguel Delaney – meaning he is on the verge of a move that would almost rival Lionel Messi’s seismic transfer from Barcelona to PSG this summer.

Miguel reports: “The Portuguese has already spoken to Pep Guardiola about his role in the team, and it is understood personal terms have been agreed in principle.

“Ronaldo will be paid over £250,000 a week should the deal be completed.

“His agent Jorge Mendes flew into Turin on Wednesday night to try and negotiate his exit, and Juventus are in principle open to a sale as they want Ronaldo off the wage bill in order to rebuild. There is still a significant distance way to go, though, as City do not want to pay a fee but Juventus are adamant he does not go for free. That may yet scupper the deal, but the principal personal terms have been agreed.”

Full story here:

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 08:51

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Transfer news LIVE: Welcome!

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of all of today’s transfer news! We’ll have you covered with the latest updates, rumours and gossip.

Alex Pattle27 August 2021 08:47

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