Euro Paper Talk: Ronaldo would love game-changing Man Utd signing worth up to €130m

Date published: Friday 8th October 2021 12:30 - Jonny Whitfield

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Newcastle. September 11 2021.

Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo are looking at a potential signing worth as much as €130million, while Arsenal want two rising stars – both in all the latest Euro Paper Talk.

MAN UTD, RONALDO HAVE EYES ON CHIESA

Manchester United have interest in Juventus winger Federico Chiesa and Cristiano Ronaldo is a big fan of the Italian, a report claims.

United bolstered their attack by securing Ronaldo’s return this summer. They also brought in Jadon Sancho who, at 21, could offer the Red Devils over 10 years of stellar service if he sticks around.

However, Ronaldo – despite enjoying an instant goalscoring run on his Old Trafford comeback – is not a long-term option. At 36, he is reaching the final stages of his career.

As such, another long-term signing up front has been mooted for some time, with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland among the reported targets.

Chiesa – who reportedly rejected a move to Liverpool before he signed for Juventus – is also on United’s radar. The Italy international played with Ronaldo last season.

Speaking to Calciomercato, agent and intermediary Ivan Reggiani revealed that United are keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, who could leave for up to €130million (£110million).

“I think there are very serious and important foreign pressures on him. Appreciated across the Channel [in England], he is heavily supported by Cristiano Ronaldo,” the agent said.

“I think Federico can leave Juventus very soon. It can easily exceed one hundred million. There are not only United: there are two to three clubs that could reach €120-130m.”

Chiesa, who can play on either wing, has scored 16 goals in 50 Juventus games. He is also becoming increasingly decisive for Italy and he played a starring role at Euro 2020.


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AND THE REST FROM EURO PAPER TALK

Gerard Moreno, Yeremi Pino of Villarreal

Arsenal and Leicester are keeping tabs on Villarreal winger Yeremi Pino following his performances this season, including against Manchester United. (Fichajes)

The Gunners also have transfer interest alongside Roma in Sporting attacker Tiago Tomas. (Tuttomercatoweb)

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez has reappeared on Manchester City’s striker transfer radar. What’s more, he is an alternative to Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic. (Calciomercato)

City attacker Phil Foden is getting “closer and closer” to signing a new contract. (Nicolo Schria)

Newcastle and Sweden defender Emil Krafth hopes that the Magpies’ takeover can be a big step forward for the club. (Aftonbladet)

CHELSEA, PSG MONITOR BROZOVIC SITUATION

Marcelo Brozovic, Vinicius Junior

Chelsea have made a ‘serious approach’ over Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic, whose contract runs out next summer. (FC Inter News)

Still, he has a meeting with his agent and Inter over his future scheduled for next Thursday and he wants to renew. (FC Inter News)

Juventus attacker Dejan Kulusevski says that it is “good” that the likes of Tottenham and Atalanta have registered interest in him. (Sportbladet)

Meanwhile, Spurs midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has admitted that the club’s recent run of form was “absolutely unacceptable”. (Tipsbladet)

MOURINHO TARGETING ROMA SILVERWARE

Roma manager Jose Mourinho 2021

Jose Mourinho says that it would be “perfect” for Roma to win a trophy while he is in charge. (Football Italia)

Leeds have begun negotiations over a raid on Espanyol for highly-rated academy talent Mateo Joseph. (Grada3)

Midtjylland midfielder Jens Cajuste has played down speculation over his future following links with Newcastle and Leeds. (Fotbollskanalen)

Liverpool and Man Utd want to sign Barcelona’s new Spanish sensation Gavi, but Barca are hoping that the midfielder signs a new contract. (El Nacional)

Sergio Aguero is progressing well in his recovery and is subsequently close to making his long-awaited Barca debut. (Mundo Deportivo)

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