Transfer news LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘wanted PSG move’ – Liverpool, Tottenham, Man City, Real Madrid updates and gossip – The Sun

THE transfer window is open and clubs are starting to conduct quickfire negotiations.

And reports from France have suggested Cristiano Ronaldo was "dreaming" of joining PSG earlier this season.

Follow all the latest gossip and updates with our live blog below…

  • GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS

    Ferran Torres is just the start as Manchester City begin to flex their muscles once again.

    The Valencia winger will become City’s first signing of the summer when he puts the finishing touches to his move in Barcelona today.

    City’s initial £20.8million deal is likely to kick off a busy summer in the transfer market at the Etihad.

    Torres should officially be a City player this week although, due to the coronavirus, he will not be landing in England for a while.

    Instead, the 20-year-old wide man is heading to Catalonia, to undergo a medical and sign the forms.

    But when he does finally make it to Manchester next month, he will not be the only new kid in town.

    A £41m price has also already been agreed with Bournemouth for Dutch centre-back Nathan Ake, 25.

    He is currently on holiday but the Cherries expect things to be finalised within the next week.

    Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo was “unhappy” and came close to joining Paris Saint-Germain before the coronavirus lockdown hit, according to stunning reports.

    France Football claim he was weighing up his options and had his heart set on a move to PSG because he dreamed of playing alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

    Paris also holds special memories for Ronaldo because it is the city where he won the European Championships with his national team in 2016.

    Ronaldo's frustrations at the Old Lady allegedly reached their peak in October 2019 following a Champions League tie against Lokomotiv Moscow.

    Despite Juve winning the match 2-1, Ronaldo did not score or assist – and missed a sitter – while the team's performance was below par.

  • FERR STARTERS

    Ferran Torres is just the start as Manchester City begin to flex their muscles once again.

    The Valencia winger will become City’s first signing of the summer when he puts the finishing touches to his move in Barcelona today.

    City’s initial £20.8million deal is likely to kick off a busy summer in the transfer market at the Etihad.

    Torres should officially be a City player this week although, due to the coronavirus, he will not be landing in England for a while.

    Instead, the 20-year-old wide man is heading to Catalonia, to undergo a medical and sign the forms.

    But when he does finally make it to Manchester next month, he will not be the only new kid in town.

    A £41m price has also already been agreed with Bournemouth for Dutch centre-back Nathan Ake, 25.

    He is currently on holiday but the Cherries expect things to be finalised within the next week.

  • JADONE

    Manchester United are close to landing Jadon Sancho in a record £110million deal.

    But United will not be bullied into meeting next Monday’s deadline set by Borussia Dortmund to sign the English superstar, 20.

    There has been a breakthrough in negotiations as the Red Devils have forced the Germans into accepting staggered payments, with £70m up front.

    There was no way United were going to pay the initial demand of £110m in one go for someone so young.

    The fee will rise to that British-record figure based on Sancho’s achievements and appearances.

    And the main part of the add-ons mean United need to win the Prem and Champions League.

    Sancho will sign a four-year, £220,000-a-week deal, with the option on the club’s side of extending it by a further year.

  • CRIS-IS AVERTED

    An interesting story is breaking in France, where France Football journalist Thierry Marchand claims Cristiano Ronaldo “dreamed” of joining PSG earlier this season and the move was “very likely” before lockdown.

    He wrote that Ronaldo was particularly frustrated at Juventus after a lacklustre 2-1 win over Lokomotiv Moscow in October and “hated that his team were not up to par”.

    Marchand added: “At such times, he imagines himself elsewhere. Where they will understand. Where they will give him the means to go even higher. Where they will love him unconditionally. In Paris, for example.

    The article continued: “He dreamed of an association with Neymar, to whom he is close, or Mbappé, whom he adores. He dreamed of a club and a city where he was crowned European champion in 2016 with the Seleçao [Portugal].

    “If Nasser al-Khelaïfi had been in the room, he would have only had one sheet to hand him to make him a PSG player. But times have changed. The Covid-19 has narrowed destinies and redesigned futures.

    Marchand concluded of Ronaldo's current view of Juve: “The club may be big, but the team is not up to it. CR7 is not unhappy there. He's not happy there either…”

  • DANI BOY

    Arsenal's loan star Dani Ceballos will discuss his future with Real Madrid after their Champions League campaign comes to an end.

    He told El Partidazo de COPE: “I haven't spoken to Real Madrid yet, but anyone who wears that shirt is happy.

    “Madrid are better than any club in the world. We'll see about my future.

    “I'm not thinking about whether or not I can play for Real Madrid, Arsenal or another club.

    “Now it's time to disconnect. I have to be calm and think clearly with my family about the coming year.”

  • GET IT DON

    Manchester United's move for Jadon Sancho will reportedly be completed by the end of week.

    The Red Devils are prepared to meet Borussia Dortmund's £108million asking price for the 20-year-old.

    According to The Independent, Sancho is confident he will be a United player “by the end of the week”.

    Talks between the two clubs have reportedly accelerated in the last 24 hours.

    It is understood that personal terms have been agreed with Sancho and his representatives.

  • LEGIA OF HIS OWN

    Arthur Boruc has returned to boyhood club Legia Warsaw – at the age of 40.

    The Polish veteran was out of contract having spent the last six years at Bournemouth.

    He has been No2 at relegated Bournemouth in the last couple of seasons after a brief spell with Southampton.

    The keeper also collected six major honours in a five-year spell at Celtic before moving to Fiorentina ten years ago.

    But after his contract expired with Bournemouth, he's returned to his first love and signed a one-year deal with Legia.

  • SERG FORWARDS

    Chelsea have reportedly joined Everton in the race to sign Real Madrid's Sergio Reguilon.

    The defender, who was voted “the best left-back in La Liga” last season, was the subject of an £18million bid from the Toffees following a standout stint on loan at Sevilla.

    According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have made their interest in Reguilon known – and are expected to trump Everton's offer in the coming days.

    The Blues interest may cast doubt over their pursuit of Leicester ace Ben Chilwell.

  • AL BE GOING THEN

    Alexis Sanchez has reportedly agreed personal terms with Inter Milan ahead of a permanent transfer.

    The Manchester United forward has been on loan with the Serie A club this season and all parties are said to be keen to get a deal done.

  • IT'S CUP TO YOU

    Arsenal are going into over-drive to keep their two main FA Cup final heroes.

    The Gunners hope to tie keeper Emiliano Martinez to a new deal while continuing their talks with two-goal skipper Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang following Saturday's 2-1 defeat of Chelsea.

    Martinez broke down in tears and walked away from an interview when talking about his family after what could be a career-turning display at Wembley.

    And Arsenal want to extend the 27-year-old Argentine's display beyond the two years left on his contract.

    But the Times say Martinez wants reassurances over his first-team future, having been loaned out six times in previous seasons.

    He kept fit-again Germany star Bernd Leno out of Saturday's line-up – but his fight for a regular place will be back to square one next season.

  • FOX HUNT

    Chelsea fans have been sent into a frenzy following Danny Drinkwater's latest Instagram post.

    The Blues midfielder shared a snap of himself on holiday with former Leicester teammate Ben Chilwell, who is one of Frank Lampard's chief targets this summer.

    Drinkwater wrote: “Summer scouting mission! great guy and some footballer too @benchilwell”

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  • COUNTDOWN IS ON

    Jadon Sancho expects to be a Manchester United player by the end of the week, according to The Independent's Miguel Delaney.

    He claims that negotiations have accelerated in the last 24 hours after Dortmund informed the Red Devils of the fee they would accept.

    United are also reportedly conscious of Dortmund having set an August 10 deadline, after which they are said not to be willing to sell Sancho as they will be undergoing pre-season.

    Delaney adds that United have agreed to pay £60m up front for Sancho but the sticking point remains the structure of the payments after that.

    Both parties are said to be in agreement that the deal should come to a potential £120m but the question is how much of that fee should be fixed as opposed to incentivised.

  • YOU HAV HIM

    Bayern Munich have handed Chelsea a huge boost in the race to sign Kai Havertz by confirming they will NOT bid for the star this summer.

    Reports in Germany have previously suggested that the Bundesliga champions want to wait until 2021 to snap up the attacking midfielder.

    Having completed the £40.9million transfer of Leroy Sane from Manchester City, another major investment is not on Die Roten's radar.

    Bayern chief Uli Hoeness told FAZ: “I am sure that, after Leroy Sane, there will be no major transfers this year.

    “That has nothing to do with the quality of Havertz. We all think he is a very, very good player.

    “But in the coronavirus period after a transfer of almost 50 million, one of 70, 80 million or more I can't imagine making unless we secure counter-financing through player sales.”

  • KOUL IDEA

    Manchester United are set to battle it out with rivals Manchester City for Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.

    The Etihad club have already agreed a £41million deal with Bournemouth to land Nathan Ake.

    But according to ESPN, they are still in the hunt for another centre-back and are eyeing Koulibaly, 29.

    The report, though, states Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also remains interested in the long-term target.

    Napoli put many clubs off with their huge asking price last summer, as United signed Harry Maguire instead.

    But they are thought to be willing to accept £81m for their Senegal international.

  • DOR OPEN

    Borussia Dortmund are reportedly leading the race to sign 15-year-old Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.

    The winger, who has been tipped to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho, looks set to leave Manchester City this summer.

    A number of Europe's top clubs have been closing monitoring his situation at the Etihad.

    But SportMail claim German giants Dortmund are “expected” to secure his signature.

    But French club Paris Saint-Germain are still hopeful of landing the 15-year-old.

    City want to keep hold of the pacey winger, but fear he has already decided to leave.

  • AL BE OFF THEN

    Inter Milan have included Alexis Sanchez in their Europa League squad – in a fresh sign they are nearing a permanent deal for the Manchester United flop.

    A strong end to the campaign in Italy has helped persuade Antonio Conte's side to take a punt on the Chilean.

    Three goals and seven assists helped Inter claim second place in the Serie A standings with Sanchez coming off the bench in Saturday's win at Atalanta.

    Inter will hope the 31-year-old can maintain his form in the Europa League knockouts set for later this month.

    On Monday, the Nerazzurri included him in their 25-man selection for the shortened showdown.

    Chelsea loanee Victor Moses is also in the squad, anticipating an extension of his stay from West London.

  • BOR OFF

    Bournemouth have confirmed that veteran goalkeeper Artur Boruc has left the club.

    The Polish shot-stopper has joined Legia Warsaw on a free transfer from the relegated Cherries.

    His contract had expired at the club.

    He racked up over 100 games during his time on the south coast.

  • GOD FER HIM

    Manchester United have reportedly asked club legend Rio Ferdinand for advice over Norwich's Ben Godfrey.

    TV pundit Ferdinand and Canaries centre-back Godfrey are part of the same New Era Global Sports agency.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to lean on his old team-mate for some advice ahead of a potential swoop.

    Calciomercato.it reports the Old Trafford side are in for Godfrey along with AC Milan and Napoli.

    The report suggests United have asked Ferdinand for information on the player.

  • GIFT OF THE GAB

    Manchester United have reportedly jumped to the head of the queue in the pursuit of Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

    The 22-year-old Brazilian looks set to leave the Ligue 1 side and has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs including Everton and Arsenal.

    Italian journalist Emanuele Cammaroto reckon United have outbid their rivals, including Napoli, with a fee in the region of £25million.

    He writes in the Napoli Magazine that an agreement could be reached with United in the next few days.

  • DROP A MIL

    Manchester United have reportedly dropped the asking price for Alexis Sanchez.

    The Chilean's resurgence at Inter Milan has seen Antonio Conte's side make enquiries about taking the former Arsenal man on board permanently.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to want to get the 31-year-old and his £400,000 plus wages off the bill.

    Gazzetta dello Sport reports United have lowered their price from £18million and will now accept £13.4m.

  • WILLI STAY OR GO?

    An opportunity to join Arsenal is thought to be very interesting for Chelsea's Willian.

    The Brazilian sat out the FA Cup final between the two sides through injury.

    His contract saga has rumbled on and it is being widely reported that he has REJECTED Chelsea's latest offer of a two-year deal.

    The stumbling block is that the 31-year-old wants a three-year contract.

    Willian is expected to make a decision on his future after the Blues' Champions League game against Bayern Munich on Saturday.

    Arsenal are hopeful they can tempt him to the Emirates.

  • BLUE YOUR CHANCE

    Chelsea are reportedly readying themselves for a defensive exodus.

    Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri are the first likely to go to make space for the potential arrival of Ben Chilwell from Leicester.

    According to The Telegraph, Frank Lampard will axe some of his current crop to make space for new reinforcements.

    Former Blue Nathan Ake looks set for a move to Man City – despite Lampard being a fan of the relegated Bournemouth man.

  • THIA-GO!

    Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly attempting to steal away Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara from under the nose of Liverpool.

    The Spanish ace is ready to quit the Bundesliga after seven years.

    The 29-year-old turned down a contract extensions and has a £27million price tag.

    Liverpool looked like they were winning the race for his signature but Le10Sport reports PSG will match the offer.

  • MIK DROP

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is ready to sell NINE players, according to reports.

    Even some of the Gunners' FA Cup heroes will not be spared in the Spaniard's big summer clear-out.

    The Mail reports nine of the first-team squad could go – including three of Saturday's Wembley XI.

    Alexandre Lacazette is one big name that could be moved on.

    Hector Bellerin is also in line for a departure if a sufficient bid comes in for the right-back.

    And Rob Holding could be looking for pastures new in the next few months.

  • BEN-GIORNO

    AC Milan and Napoli are both reportedly interested in Norwich City's Ben Godfrey.

    The 22-year-old defender impressed despite the Canaries' disappointing season as they finished rock bottom and were relegated from the Prem.

    Calciomercato.it claims the two Italian big-hitters are keen on bringing him to Serie A.

    Reports say the player's representatives have already travelled to Milan to discuss terms on a San Siro move.

    Norwich have placed a £27million price tag on the youngster's head.

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