Good morning Man Utd fans
Dutch starlet Jurrien Timber looks set to stay at Ajax despite keen interest from Manchester United.
The 21-year-old, who can play at centre-half or right-back, is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe, having excelled under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam.
Timber was widely expected to follow his former manager to Old Trafford this summer, but Dutch journalist Mike Verweij (via the Manchester Evening News) believes the player’s preference is now to remain in the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have taken ‘concrete steps’ towards signing Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, according to Calcio Mercato.
The Italian outlet report that the 27-year-old French international is considering a move away from Turin, and his most likely destination if he leaves is either United or Paris Saint-Germain.
With only one year left on his current contract with the Old Lady, Rabiot is likely to be available for around €15m.
The article continues to state that such a transfer fee would ‘not be a problem’ for the Red Devils.
Elsewhere, Frenkie de Jong has reportedly cleared out his locker at Barcelona’s training ground amid rumours of his departure.
The midfielder, 25, has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in recent months.
According to Spanish outlet AS, he has completely cleared out his locker at Barcelona’s training ground.
He is also refusing to rule out the possibility of a move away, with Man Utd the only club interested in a swoop.
Finally, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to QUIT Man United this summer, a shocking report has claimed.
The Old Trafford icon is seeking new pastures as he doesn’t feel part of new United boss Erik ten Hag’s future plans, according to La Repubblica.
Ten Hag’s planning a complete squad overhaul, and Ronaldo isn’t feeling welcome, the report adds.
Which is why his agent Jorge Mendes is hunting for a new club for the Portuguese attacker, it’s also claimed.
Roma, who are managed by Ronaldo’s ex-boss Jose Mourinho , has emerged as a possible destination for the disgruntled forward, along with Sporting Lisbon, the report continued.
However, it remains to be seen how either club will be able to afford Ronaldo’a mammoth £480,000 weekly wages.