Man Utd key transfer target ‘open’ to joining top tier rivals instead amid Cristiano Ronaldo revelation
All the latest Manchester United transfer news and rumours as Erik ten Hag’s men continue their winning ways in pre-season.
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Manchester United are now pressing ahead with their pre-season preparations.
In the meantime, United are still working away to land new players, and with that in mind, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Old Trafford:
De Jong blow
United have been dealt a fresh blow in their bid to land Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong, according to reports.
The Red Devils have been trying to land the midfielder all summer, but they have made little progress despite widespread reports claiming a fee has been agreed.
According to a fresh story from Sport, De Jong is continuing to reject United, with his reasoning said to be that he’s not keen on the city and believes the club have been ‘eratic’ in recent years.
It’s said, however, that he would be open to joining Chelsea or Bayern Munich.
Bournemouth are reportedly considering making an offer for United defender Alex Tuanzebe.
United are now well stacked at centre-back amid the arrival of Lisandro Martinez, and Tuanzebe is likely to depart in a bid to secure regular football.
The Athletic say newly promoted Bournemouth are considering a move, but there is also interest from Turkey.
Ronaldo offered out
Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have been offered to Atletico Madrid this summer.
The Portuguese star may be a Real Madrid legend, but COPE say his agent, Jorge Mendes, has told Atletico the superstar would be willing to make the move to the Wanda Metropolitano.
As per the report, Ronaldo wants to be involved in a good sporting project and is willing to take a wage cut to secure a move. However, United are maintaining they want to keep him.