Premier League transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea, Jorginho

Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho believes Real Madrid ‘cannot sell’ striker Ronaldo

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Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009
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Premier League transfer news and rumours

Mourinho: Real ‘prohibited’ to sell Ronaldo

Jose Mourinho has dismissed speculation about Manchester United re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, saying the Spanish club would not sanction a deal to a European rival.

In an interview with Portuguese outlet Record, the United boss insisted his side is not pushing to buy Ronaldo - but admitted that if the opportunity arose, it would be hard to turn down.

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Mourinho said: “All the people know his history in Manchester, the passion they have for him and that there are players in the world who, if the clubs have the possibility of signing, will not say no.

“I believe that Real Madrid cannot sell him, it is prohibited. He has to stay until the moment they authorise him to go and play one year in America or anywhere else that he wants to enjoy. It is a closed door.”

David de Gea: Manchester United to Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo is “having his say” on potential Real Madrid transfers, and wants boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez to sign Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. The Spanish stopper is top of Ronaldo’s “three-player shortlist of stars he feels the club should sign”. Also on Ronaldo’s list are his Portugal teammates Joao Cancelo and Goncalo Guedes. (Daily Express via Don Balon)

Jorginho: Napoli to Manchester City

Jorginho’s transfer from Napoli to Manchester City is “one step away”, with the clubs just needing to agree on the fee. Napoli want £60m for the 26-year-old Italy midfielder, while City want to pay a figure close to £50m. (Manchester Evening News)

Napoli want £104m for Kalidou Koulibaly

Another Napoli star linked with a transfer this summer is Kalidou Koulibaly. The Senegal defender is wanted by Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. That high demand has Napoli asking for €120m (£104m) in exchange. (Football Italia)

Arsenal may sell Ramsey

If Aaron Ramsey does not sign a new contract before the start of next season then Arsenal could sell the midfielder. The Welshman, 27, only has a year left on his current deal at the Emirates and has been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus. (The Sun)

Anthony Martial: Manchester United to Chelsea

Anthony Martial has been left out of France’s squad for the World Cup, and the striker could also soon be out of the exit door at Manchester United. The 22-year-old is on a transfer shortlist being drawn up by Chelsea, along with Nice star Jean Michael Seri. The list will be handed to the successor to Italian boss Antonio Conte, who is expected to leave Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mail)

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea to Dortmund

German side Borussia Dortmund are keen to get Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports this morning, but the Spaniard’s former club Juventus are also still in the running. Morata played at Juve from 2014 to 2016, and the Italian club favour a loan deal to bring the Spaniard back to Serie A. (Independent)

Neves staying at Wolves

After playing a starring role for Wolves in their promotion to the Premier League, Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves says he is keen to stay with the Midlands side. He said: “I feel very good at Wolverhampton, I have no reason to leave, because I’m going to play in the best league in the world.” The 21-year-old has been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United. (Express and Star)

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