Rumours: Man United to pay £175m plus David De Gea for Cristiano Ronaldo while Barca set to re-sign Deulofeu

Our extensive round-up of what rumours are dominating the headlines in Europe's media

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
19th June 2017

article:19th June 2017

With the transfer window set to open next month, the frenetic nature of speculation has already begun.

Rumours are starting to gather pace and we take a look at the latest stories doing the rounds in the media.


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CRISTIANO RONALDO

According to the Daily Mirror, Man United are planning to offer £175million plus David De Gea to re-sign Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portugal skipper has made clear his intentions to leave Spain this summer while De Gea has been persistently linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

RATING: 1/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Of all the Ronaldo rumours floating around there this has to be one of the most absurd. United have been strongly linked with signing Real forward Alvaro Morata and if the Spain international was included in this deal then perhaps it makes sense.

But this package for a 32-year-old seems outlandish even by United’s standards. Besides the point, when did the last proposed swap deal of this magnitude become a reality? They never happen!

Today's Daily Mirror front page

THOMAS LEMAR

The Monaco man is in high demand with four leading European clubs in the race to secure his services, according to Telefoot.

Tottenham and Arsenal are known admirers while Liverpool and Serie A champions Juventus are also said to be weighing up a summer bid for the 21-year-old.

RATING: 7/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: The Frenchman’s agent is apparently due to talk with Spurs and Arsenal this week as a £30million deal will reportedly be enough to persuade the Principality side to part with another key talent.

Juventus are noted with an interest because they will turn their attentions to Lemar should they fail to sign Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich while Jurgen Klopp is known to in the market for a pacey winger this summer.

Thomas Lemar

GERARD DEULOFEU

Barcelona will exercise their buy-back option to re-sign their former winger from Everton.

The Liverpool Echo report a fee of £10.5million with sources in Spain indicating new Barca boss Ernesto Valverde will move Lionel Messi into midfield to accommodate Deulofeu.

RATING: 8/10

SPORT360 VERDICT: Deulofeu spent the majority of last season on loan at AC Milan were he recovered to show some of his best form having found first-team opportunities at Goodison Park limited.

His pace, movement and trickery on the left wing has no doubt caught the attention of Valverde and given Ronald Koeman was happy to leave him out of his plans last season, Everton will likely be happy to take the cash.

Just don’t be so sure on the reports of Messi being moved to shoehorn him into the starting XI.

Gerard Deulofeu

 

 


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