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Ronaldo becomes highest paid in England, Willian dumps Arsenal for Corinthians



Manchester United has agreed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, will become the highest-paid player in Premier League history when he completes his move from Juventus to Manchester United. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Real Madrid have given Paris St-Germain until Sunday to accept their bid for France forward Kylian Mbappe, as the Spanish club are not willing to offer more than 190m euros (£163m) for the 22-year-old. (Le Parisien – in French)

Chelsea’s hopes of signing Jules Kounde from Sevilla have been dented after the Spaniards raised their asking price for the 22-year-old to £68.5m. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Borussia Dortmund are hopeful of signing Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot from Manchester United if the Premier League club manage to find a replacement for the 22-year-old. (Sky Sports)


However, Dalot is said to be determined to stay at Old Trafford and fight for his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team. (Goal)

Callum Hudson-Odoi scored his first Premier League goal of the season

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Borussia Dortmund are also interested in signing Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi on loan but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel wants to keep the 20-year-old England winger at Stamford Bridge. (Goal)

Manchester United are planning to make a late move for 30-year-old England right-back Kieran Trippier, with Atletico Madrid said to be demanding 40m euros (£34.3m) for the former Tottenham player. (AS via HITC)

West Ham are planning to make a £15m bid to try to sign England attacking midfielder Jesse Lingard, 28, from Manchester United, who may be willing to sell following their agreement to re-sign Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, from Juventus. (Star)

Brazil forward Willian, 33, is prepared to lose out on a substantial amount of wages in order to leave Arsenal and join Corinthians. (Mail)

Willian put in a Man of the Match performance with two assists for Arsenal


Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of Barcelona right-back Emerson Royal, 22, and offloading 28-year-old Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier would help their efforts to sign the Brazilian. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Juventus are close to re-signing Italy striker Moise Kean on a two-year loan from Everton, with an obligation to buy the 21-year-old who joined the Toffees from Italians in 2019. (Sky Sports)

Wolves are close to completing a deal to sign South Korea forward Hwang Hee-chan from RB Leipzig. The 25-year-old has also attracted interest from Brighton, West Ham and Atalanta this summer. (Telegraph – subscription required)

Crystal Palace have made a £15m bid for Celtic’s French striker Odsonne Edouard, 23. Palace have also held talks with Arsenal’s English striker Eddie Nketiah, 22, while they have explored potential moves for English duo Reiss Nelson, 21, and 23-year-old Ademola Lookman of Arsenal and RB Leipzig respectively, and Sassuolo’s Ivory Coast international Jeremie Boga in their search for a winger. (Mail)

Leicester City’s English midfielder Hamza Choudhury, 23, is keen to join Newcastle United on loan, while the Magpies are close to signing Mexican forward Santiago Munoz, 19, from Santos Laguna. (Chronicle)

Everton are interested in signing England right-back Ainsley Maitland-Niles, 23, on loan from Arsenal. (Sky Sports)


Reading are in talks with Chelsea over a move for 31-year-old English midfielder Danny Drinkwater. (Reading Chronicle)

Danny Drinkwater

Danny Drinkwater

France midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko, 27, has arrived in Italy for a medical before joining AC Milan from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal with an option to buy. (Football Italia)

Inter Milan’s Argentina striker Lautaro Martinez, 24, has accepted the club’s offer of a contract extension. (Gianluca Di Marzio – in Italian)

Manchester United and Ivory Coast winger Amad Diallo, 19, is set to join Dutch club Feyenoord on a season-long loan. (Mail)

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