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Man Utd: Cristiano Ronaldo not for sale despite reports of move to Chelsea | Frenkie de Jong deal moving closer

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Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and Manchester United expect him to remain at Old Trafford, despite reports linking the Portuguese star with a sensational move to Chelsea.

United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and lack of signings so far this summer has led to reports that Ronaldo may want to leave as pre-season begins on Monday with 12 to 15 players expected to report for new manager Erik ten Hag’s first training session. The 37-year-old won’t be one of them due to his recent appearances for Portugal in the Nations League.

His agent Jorge Mendes met Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly last week and Ronaldo was mentioned during the meeting, but Ten Hag has confirmed that Ronaldo is part of his future plans.

Ronaldo returned to United last summer, 12 years after originally leaving the club for Real Madrid, and netted 24 goals in 38 games to finish as the club’s top scorer in all competitions.

United finished sixth in the Premier League and failed to lift a trophy for the fifth successive season, but Ronaldo pledged his loyalty to the club earlier this month.

He will be 38 when his United contract runs out next summer.

Speaking in an interview with the club, Ronaldo said: “I was happy, of course, to be back in a club that really raised my career, so it was unbelievable, the feeling when I came back again. It was nice to feel the supporters – the happiness of them was great.

Erik ten Hag says Cristiano Ronaldo can continue to provide goals for the team and describes Harry Maguire as a ‘great player’ in his first news conference as Manchester United’s new manager

Ten Hag swiftly announced that he was eager to keep Ronaldo after being unveiled as the new United manager.

Asked if Ronaldo fits into his project, Ten Hag said: “Of course.”

On what Ronaldo will bring, he simply added: “Goals!”

Pressed on whether he was looking for leadership from Ronaldo, he said: “I talk first with Ronaldo before I talk with you.”

Ronaldo had welcomed the arrival of Ten Hag, insisting the Dutchman can secure more silverware for the club.

“I know he did a fantastic job for Ajax and that he’s an experienced coach but we need to give him time,” said Ronaldo. “Things need to change the way he wants.

 

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“I hope we have success of course because if you have success all of Manchester are going to have success as well. So I wish him the best.

“We are happy and excited, not only the players but the supporters as well. I wish him the best and let’s believe that next year we’re going to win trophies.”

 

Man Utd transfer round-up: De Jong deal moving closer

Manchester United have held positive talks with Barcelona over the signing of midfielder Frenkie de Jong and there is a growing belief a deal is moving closer.

Talks have centred around valuation with both clubs understood to be closer to a compromise.

United will not be rushed into a deal and are still prepared to walk away if they don’t get what they feel to be a reasonable price.

It is thought De Jong is very open to reuniting with his former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag and become United’s first signing of the summer.

Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan warns it would be seen as a ‘breakdown’ if Manchester United fail to sign Erik ten Hag’s two main transfer targets – Christian Eriksen and Frenkie de Jong

 

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