Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has finally been sorted out with a remarkable £173m a year deal to move to Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, ending his time at the top of the sport as he approaches his 38th birthday. He is now the highest paid athlete in history and will start this time on January 1, which is tomorrow.
In the meantime, Arsenal have been tipped to make a breakthrough in talks with Shakhtar Donetsk on Mykhailo MudrykThe Ukrainian transfer fee tries to make a big deal for the young winger. joao felix is another big name being talked about ahead of the January transfer market as he chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United compete for his services. also Enzo Fernández is on Chelsea’s agendathat could cost Benfica more than 105 million pounds.
The January transfer window promises to be a pivotal moment in the season as Arsenal look to bolster their title bid and Chelsea try to salvage their ailing campaign. Tottenham is also on the hunt for players like Franck Kessie and Pedro Porro. Follow the latest news, rumors and transfer offers with the Standard Sport live blog!
Man United identifies Gakpo alternative
Manchester United are considering a move for Marco Asensio after missing out on Cody Gakpo.
That’s according to Sport, who say United are prepared to offer the Real Madrid striker a significant pay rise to lure him to Old Trafford.
Atlético Madrid pair Joao Félix and Álvaro Morata had been touted as targets, but United are currently wary of the fees involved.
Chelsea could join Mudryk’s career
Chelsea could hijack Arsenal’s move for Mykhailo Mudryk, The Guardian reports.
The Blues are reluctant to trigger Enzo Fernandez’s £105m release clause so they could turn to Mudryk as a cheaper option as Shakhtar Donetsk hope to recoup £85m for their winger.
Arsenal fire two contract extensions
Arsenal have tied both William Saliba and Charlie Patiño to longer contracts, triggering clauses in their current deals.
Royal prepare Jude’s offer
Real Madrid are prepared to spend more than 100 million euros (£89 million) to sign Jude Bellingham, ESPN claims.
The Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder is expected to be at the center of a big transfer fight in the summer, with Liverpool also keenly interested.
But the Spanish giants have made their intentions clear.
Benfica signs Enzo
Benfica manager Roger Schmidt has admitted that Chelsea target Enzo Fernández may have played his last game for the club.
He said: “I don’t know if that was Enzo’s last game. I think Enzo is a great player. Since he arrived at Benfica, he has played fantastic football. Also, as a person, he completely identifies with the club.
“As I said before the game, sometimes things happen in football and then the players have to make decisions. We’ll see what happens.” [in the] next weeks.”
Ronaldo’s spectacular new salary
The full breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary has been revealed on Al Nassr.
Not a bad gig if you can get it. read more here.
ICYMI: Antonio Conte addresses Clement Lenglet’s long-term future at Tottenham
Asked if Lenglet could stay beyond the summer, Conte added: “I don’t know his contract situation.
“I can make an evaluation of what I see in training and on the field, then I can give my opinion to the club. But you know, the club has the last decision.”
ICYMI: Cristiano Ronaldo completes his move to Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his move to Al-Nassr, as confirmed by the club.
Al Nassr posted a photo on social media of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner holding the team’s jersey, with the club hailing the signing as a “developing story”.
“This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to even greater success, but will also inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls, to be the best version of themselves,” he wrote. the club.
It also gives Ronaldo, 37, a massive payday in what could be the final contract of his career. Media reports have claimed that the Portugal star could earn up to $200 million a year from the deal.
Ten Hag hints at ‘financial criteria’ holding Man United back after Gakpo flop
Erik ten Hag has suggested Manchester United are unable to spend any cash in the January transfer window after missing out on Cody Gakpo.
Liverpool have won the race to sign the Dutch striker from PSV Eindhoven for £45m, leaving United without a key target after they held summer talks with Gakpo and subsequently lost Cristiano Ronaldo.
Reports have claimed that United will focus on signing loans in January and Ten Hag said on Friday that finances must be right in any deal.
“I think we have a team,” he told reporters.
ICYMI: Benfica responded to claims it will sell Chelsea target Enzo Fernández in January
Reports that Benfica are willing to sell Enzo Fernández in January are “totally false”, the club claimed.
Chelsea join Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal in seeking a deal for the World Cup winner, whose £105m release clause has raised hopes of a January transfer.
Benfica president Rui Costa even suggested that they would sell Fernández next month if the player “likes” him, however the comments have been strongly refuted by the Portuguese club.