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Man Utd receive Cristiano Ronaldo offer as N’Golo Kante edges closer to £18m exit

 

Man Utd receive first Cristiano Ronaldo offer amid Chelsea links

After a shocking interview with Piers Morgan, Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window. A number of clubs were linked with making a move for Ronaldo in the summer transfer window, including Chelsea, after American owner Todd Boehly met with the Portuguese striker’s agent Jorge Mendes.

Following the explosive interview with Piers Morgan, one opportunity has now become available for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with A-League CEO Danny Townsend offering an escape route for Ronaldo to move to Australia. In comments published by News Corp, Townend said:

“[Ronaldo] said he wasn’t getting any love and respect at Manchester United, but we’ll certainly give him plenty of love and respect in Australia. “We might not be able to compete financially with other offers, but we can compete in other ways. Obviously, it’s a long shot, but we’ve certainly got a compelling proposition for him here in Australia to consider.”

Juventus and Inter target N’Golo Kante £18m January transfer

Amidst the uncertainty over Kante’s future at Chelsea, Inter Milan and Juventus are now weighing up a move for the Blues midfielder when the transfer window opens in January, according to La Repubblica. The report suggests both Italian clubs might be willing to pay an £18million fee in order to get Kante ahead of any more clubs who might try and sign him as a free agent in the summer.

Chelsea would almost certainly prefer to take a return on their investment as opposed to seeing the Frenchman leave on a free transfer at the end of the season, as was the case with fan-favourite Rudiger last season.

Liverpool want to sign Mason Mount.

Liverpool is monitoring Mount contract situation As reported earlier this week, football.london understands that one of the key stumbling blocks in negotiations has been the length of Mount’s new contract. The England international is said to have rejected an offer of a seven-year deal despite his desire to remain at Chelsea.

Whilst talks may now be paused until Mount returns from international duty, both the player and Blues feel positive steps have been taken in recent weeks towards an agreement, though there is still a lot to be decided upon, including the 23- year-old’s improved salary terms. Todd Boehly has moved towards offering more incentive-based contracts to players, yet Mount is said to want a base salary that represents his importance to the club.

The ongoing situation has now led to interest growing from Premier League rivals Liverpool and Serie A giants Juventus, according to The Guardian. Both clubs are keeping track of the growing uncertainty around Mount’s future, with Chelsea’s initial proposals falling well below the midfielder’s expectations.

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