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    Cristiano Ronaldo held showdown talks with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag after arriving back in England.

    Those conversations have done nothing to change his mind, though, and he still wants out of his contract

    But he is set to play in their pre-season friendly with Rayo Vallecano.

    Meanwhile, Chelsea’s defeat in the race for Jules Kounde was confirmed as Barcelona announced his signing for around £46million, while the Spaniards are still in talks with Man United over Frenkie de Jong.

    And Everton announced the signing of Dwight McNeil from recently relegated Burnley, in a deal worth approximately £20m, and he’s already made an impact with two goals on debut.

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