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Transfer Rumors and Football Rumors: Cristiano Ronaldo, Jesse Lingard, Neco Williams

07 Jul 2022 | 08:03

Thursday’s transfer rumors and rumors in the football world, including the future of Cristiano Ronaldo, who remains missing from Manchester United’s pre-season.

Manchester United still have no clue when superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the club ahead of the season (The Times).

It is reported that Arsenal are looking to sell seven more players, including record signing Nicolas Pepe and former number one goalkeeper Bernd Leno, to fund further moves in the summer transfer market. this (The Sun).

Nottingham Forest are close to finalizing the £16m signing of Liverpool and Wales full-back Neco Williams (Daily Telegraph).

Jesse Lingard is set to fly to the US to negotiate a possible move to the MLS, with several clubs interested in the now-former Manchester United forward (Daily Mirror).

Manchester United have made a £51m offer for Ajax winger Antony but are believed to be around £20m less than the Dutch club’s asking price (Daily Mail).

Juventus is struggling to find a buyer for striker Moise Kean and midfielders Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey and Arthur Melo (Daily Star).

Rangers are keen to sign Genk winger Theo Bongonda, who could be available for just £6m as he enters the final year of his contract (Daily Record).

Frank Lampard’s Everton are set to offer Anthony Gordon an enticing new contract to stave off any interest from Premier League rivals Newcastle in their top young talent (The Times).

Chelsea are ready to open contract talks with key midfielder Jorginho and his priority is to stay at Stamford Bridge (The Sun).

Benfica full-back Alex Grimaldo remains on Arsenal’s radar and could be available for less than £6m when his contract ends (The Sun).

Tottenham hope to complete the deal of Middlesbrough full-back Djed Spence this weekend so he can join the squad on their pre-season tour (Daily Telegraph).

Ayoze Perez is open to leaving Leicester this summer but hopes of a move to Real Betis are stalled as the Spanish club need to sell players first (Daily Mirror).

Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso is considering a transfer as the club continue to block his desire to move to Barcelona (Daily Express).

Arsenal are poised to ramp up their interest in Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, with the club confident that £30m will be enough to secure the Belgian (The Sun) international’s signature.

Frenkie de Jong’s possible move to Manchester United is further complicated by a £17m deferred salary debt that stems from the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic (Daily Telegraph).

Chelsea are readying an offer worth around £43m for Sporting Lisbon star Matheus Nunes, according to reports in Portugal (Daily Mirror).