Transfer news: Ronaldo back to Manchester United?
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Ronaldo willing to take a pay cut to join United?
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is once again being linked with a return to his former club Manchester United, as Gazzetta Dello Sport claims he is willing to take a pay cut in order to help the deal happen.
Ronaldo, 36, has a contract until June 2022 which earns him a reported €31 million a year (around €600,000 a week before tax) but he is unhappy and keen to move on from Turin as the club have struggled in both the Serie A title race and the Champions League.
Juventus are in financial trouble, so are willing to sanction the exit of the Portugal captain to balance their books… we can’t wait for this one to happen
Roma and Spurs go to war over Southampton defender
Roma and Juventus are set to rival Tottenham for the signing of Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard this summer, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
Tottenham have been previously linked, but the report also says that Juventus could enter the race as they rebuild their squad.
Juventus eye 34 year old Olivier Giroud
Juventus are interested in signing Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who will be a free agent when his contract comes to an end in July, reports Calciomercato.
The Serie A giants have previously been interested in signing the Frenchman for free, but were stopped in their tracks by Chelsea's decision to extend his contract for a year last summer.
Juventus are famous for free transfers and this one won’t be beyond them but in the era of rebuilding, is an ageing striker the way forward?
Arsenal’s Joe Willock to Newcastle gathers pace
Joe Willock has impressed during his loan spell from Arsenal to Newcastle United, scoring important goals against Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United.
This has led to talk that the Magpies want him to stay, and Football Insider have given them a boost, claiming that the 21-year-old midfielder has expressed a desire to return to St. James' Park permanently next season.
Arsenal can do without Joe Willock and will sanction the sale if the right price is offered but the North London side might include a buy back clause.
Yves Bissouma suitors will have to pay the price
|Malian midfielder, Yves Bissouma will be available for sale this summer if suitors can pay the 40m price tag. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
Brighton and Hove Albion have slammed a 40m price tag on their energetic midfielder, Yves Bissouma and will not bulge until it is paid.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs have shown interest in the Malian and scouts hold him in high esteem now is the time for anyone truly interested to match Brighton’s evaluation of their prized asset.
One downside to his acquisition is the fact that he would be unavailable in January as Mali will be involved in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.