Premier League transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, David de Gea

Are Real Madrid stars Ronaldo and Bale on their way to Manchester United?

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Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid to Manchester United

Manchester United will offer Cristiano Ronaldo £26.2m a year to get the Real Madrid and Portugal star to return to Old Trafford.

Ronaldo, 33, left United for Madrid in 2009, but in the past year he has been regularly linked with a move back to Manchester. Reports in Spain say that United boss Jose Mourinho will “break the bank” to bring back Ronaldo and United sponsors Chevrolet and adidas will help make the deal happen. (Daily Star via Diario Gol)

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Will De Gea and Ronaldo swap clubs?

There are claims that Manchester United could also offer goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid as part of the deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Premier League. The “stunning swap deal” may see United offer De Gea plus £35m for Ronaldo. Spain goalkeeper De Gea has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu. (Daily Express via Don Balon)

Gareth Bale: Real Madrid to Manchester United

The United-Real transfer rumours do not end with Ronaldo and De Gea - it’s also been reported today that Gareth Bale has been “convinced” by Jose Mourinho to sign for the Old Trafford club. Real have reportedly put an £88m price tag on Wales forward Bale. (Sport)

Raheem Sterling: Manchester City to Real Madrid

Manchester City will double Raheem Sterling’s wages in order to fend off interest from Real Madrid. England star Sterling has impressed this season with 20 goals for City. (Daily Mirror)

Jack Wilshere: Arsenal to Everton

If Jack Wilshere leaves Arsenal this summer then his next club could be Everton. The Toffees are the “clear leaders” to sign the midfielder, whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season. (Daily Star)

Abdoulaye Doucoure: Watford to Liverpool/Arsenal/Tottenham

Watford are expected to “cash in” on £40m-rated midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, who has been linked with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham. Doucoure cost the Hornets £6m from French club Rennes in 2016. (Daily Mirror)

Arturo Vidal: Bayern Munich to Manchester United

United are set to bid £42m for Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal. The Chilean, 30, will be offered a four-year deal to join compatriot Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford. (Daily Star via La Cuarta)

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Premier League news and talking points

Mourinho to hold talks with United squad

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will hold “clear-the-air talks” with his entire squad this week to try to “save their season”. The Special One will “clarify some of his recent public comments”. It’s reported that he has fallen out with both Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba. (The Sun)

Ancelotti stalls on Italy job

When asked whether he would be interested in the vacant Italy manager’s job, Carlo Ancelotti insisted his goal is to “still to train a club team”. The former Bayern boss has been linked with Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)

Afellay told to ‘stay away’ from Stoke

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has told midfielder Ibrahim Afellay he is “not welcome to train” at the Premier League club. Lambert is understood to be “frustrated by Afellay’s attitude and performances in training”. (The Daily Telegraph)

This weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Saturday, 31 March (3pm unless stated)

Sunday, 1 April

  • Arsenal vs. Stoke City (1.30pm, live on Sky Sports)
  • Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4pm, live on Sky Sports)

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