Cristiano Ronaldo to get Man Utd no.7 shirt, Dan James SIGNS Leeds contract, Martial 'pushing for PSG transfer'

DEADLINE DAY is here and Manchester United have COMPLETED the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese icon, 36, has been confirmed as a United player once again after Juventus outlined the deal between the two clubs.

Ronaldo is also set to take back his famous number 7 shirt from Edinson Cavani and could even take penalty duties off the ever-reliable Bruno Fernandes.

And Daniel James has signed his contract with Leeds as he completes a £30m transfer across the Pennines.

Meanwhile Jorge Mendes is reportedly trying to set up a last minute move for Anthony Martial to PSG.

And Dortmund have issued a final hands off warning on Erling Haaland, with the chase for the striker's signature likely to rumble on.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    MERRY-GO-ROUND

    Super-agent Jorge Mendes attempted to seal Anthony Martial a move to PSG, according to MadridistaReal.

    The Athletic reported Martial was touted as a possible replacement for Kylian Mbappe should he leave the French giants for Real Madrid.

    But with the transfer window nearing an end any potential transfer for Mbappe seems unlikely.

    Real Madrid had reportedly handed PSG an ultimatum to accept their initial £145.6million offer, which included £8.6m in add-ons.

    But nothing materialised and Real Madrid are now preparing to try and tie up a pre-contract agreement for the 22-year-old on January.

    Should that transfer go ahead PSG could their attention to Martial who has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in recent weeks.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DAN UPDATE

    Daniel James' move to Leeds United is DONE, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

    Romano reports the signing has been 'confirmed.'

    All that's left now is for the official announcement from the two clubs.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BEST OF THE BEST

    Football legend Pele has told Cristiano Ronaldo to 'always be happy' after Manchester United confirmed the signing of the 36-year-old forward this morning.

    In a reply to CR7's Instagram post announcing his return, Pele said "There is no better feeling than conquering the world and returning home.

    "Always be happy, Cristiano."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    FEELING PEN-SIVE

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a huge dilemma to sort out: who will take Manchester United's penalties this season.

    Bruno Fernandes has been the main man from 12 yards since arriving at Old Trafford.

    If Solskjaer wants the best chance of scoring from the spot this term, he will choose Fernandes.

    In stats since 2017, Fernandes has taken 26 and scored 25 of them at a success rate of 96.15 per cent with his hop-skip-jump technique.

    That includes 21 from 22 in normal time for United – 49 per cent of his 43 goals for the club – and scoring a staggering 13 last term.

    And Fernandes' record far exceeds that of his compatriot Ronaldo.

    The 36-year-old returning legend is far-from-flawless when it comes to penalties, managing to put away 26 of his 31 over the same time period, or just 83.87 per cent.

     

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DAVID ON DAN

    Former England goalkeeper David James thinks Dan James' transfer from United to rivals Leeds is a 'fantastic move' for the winger and for Leeds.

    "He told Sky Sports: I think it is a fantastic move.

    "The way Dan James plays – rapid, attack-minded, he will suit the Leeds style. He will fit in perfectly there.

    "With Ronaldo there, he is surplus to requirements. But he is only 23 and has time on his side – it is something Bielsa will take advantage of."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NINE HOUR WARNING

    That 11pm deadline is rapidly approaching.

    Nine hours is still plenty of time to get any potential deals done, but is Ole Gunnar Solskajer happy with the squad he has already?

    The Red Devils have already officially announced the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo today, and that is a hard one to beat as the transfer window reaches its climax.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NO RUSH

    Manchester United are in no hurry to get a deal for Ruben Neves over the line.

    According to the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils are happy to wait until next summer to make their move for the 24-year-old midfielder.

    That's despite Ole Gunnar Solskajer's side being in desperate need of a central midfielder.

    But with three years left on Neves' contract currently a move for the Portuguese international next summer would not cost the Red Devils as much.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    NO GO

    SunSport’s Duncan Wright reports Jesse Lingard is almost certain to remain at Manchester United until at least January after West Ham secured the £25.7million capture of Nikola Vlasic.

    The Hammers pushed through the five-year deal for the 23-year-old Croatian as the player David Moyes wanted to strengthen his attacking options at the London Stadium.

    It is understood there had been a late conversation with Moyes and Lingard over the England star returning to East London following the success of his loan spell with the club last season.

    But Lingard, 28, is still wanted at United by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now that Daniel James is on his way to Leeds in a deadline day deal.

    And West Ham decided not to wait around for a late change of mind in case they got caught out, so completed the deal for Vlasic which could rise to £33m if add-ons are met.

    Having already splashed out £29.8m on Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, there is no money left for Moyes to make another permanent signing during the current window.

    But there may be some finances available for a loan move, and Moyes is considering options for a left-sided player to provide much-needed strength in depth.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    DAN THE MAN

    SunSport’s Phil Cadden reports Dan James will fly to Finland on his own and join the Wales squad once he seals his £30million move to Leeds.

    The Manchester United winger is on the verge of a big-money switch to Elland Road.

    James, 23, is currently undergoing his medical in Yorkshire and will join Rob Page’s side in Finland later today rather than return to Cardiff.

    James played for United in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Wolves but, after arriving for Wales duty, he then travelled north to sort out his transfer.

    Wales boss Page confirmed ahead of tomorrow’s friendly in Helsinki: “He was on camp. I have to be flexible with the players. I can’t say he can’t leave. 

    “We’re still waiting to find out what’s happening with that situation. He’ll be rejoining the camp.

    “He won’t be with us [from Cardiff].

    “There’s not enough time to get him back into the camp from where he is. So we’ll make other arrangements. The most important thing is he is with us in Finland tonight.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    HIGH PRAISE

    Former Manchester United man Mikael Silvestere is full of praise for new centre-back Raphael Varane.

    He told tribalfootball.com, on the behalf of NetBet: "[Varane's] coming to the club at a time where he is on top of his game.

    "He is the finished article as a centre back and he has so much to give to the team and that partnership in the backline.

    "He brings leadership and experience and alongside Harry [Maguire], I think it will be very important.

    "They both need to stay fit, and they need to gel together as quick as possible to give the team that platform to be more attacking.

    "The midfield and forward line need to have that confidence that it will be difficult to beat Manchester United this season."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    TEN HOURS TO GO

    There's just TEN hours left to go now until the summer transfer window slams shut.

    And what can Manchester United fans expect for the rest of the day?

    Well Dan James' permanent transfer to Leeds United is expected to be announced shortly ahead of the 23-year-olds initial £24million move.

    In terms of incomings the Red Devils have already officially announced Cristiano Ronaldo as a Manchester United player this morning.

    Further incomings look unlikely though, with Ruben Neves the only player linked with a move to Old Trafford today.

    But Spurs are said to be leading the race for the midfielders signature, meaning United fans may have to be content with what they've got this summer.

    Anything can happen on deadline day though…

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RON'S RECORD

    Cristiano Ronaldo's insane stats put Manchester United's recent top scorers to shame.

    Ronaldo, 36, completed his stunning return to United on Tuesday.

    It comes 12 years after leaving the club to sign for Real Madrid in a world-record £80million deal.

    He spent nine seasons at the Bernabeu followed by three with Juventus.

    In that time Ronaldo racked up a staggering 551 club goals – 450 for Real and 101 for Juve.

    And they are way beyond those registered back at the Red Devils in that time.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

    Eduardo Camavinga will be officially announced as a Real Madrid player today, according to Fabrizio Romano.

    The 18-year-old chose a move to Madrid over offers from Manchester United and PSG.

    And according to Romano Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti sees the young midfielder in his immediate plans.

    Reports had suggested the Frenchman could head back to Rennes on loan, but he is expected to be feature from the off at the Bernabeu.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    VIVA RONALDO

    Here's a look at CR7's numbers from his first spell at the club United fans.

    Can he lead Manchester United to more glory this season?

  • Giacomo Pisa

    CAVANI CONTRADICTIONS

    Some reports today suggest Edinson Cavani will not be leaving Manchester United this summer, while others are reporting the opposite.

    According to the MailOnline Barcelona have enquired regarding a possible deal for the 34-year-old striker.

    But with the Uruguayan forward earning £250,000-per-week at Old Trafforda move is highly unlikely to be financially viable for cash-strapped Barcelona.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RAPHA'S READY

    Manchester United's Raphael Varane is excited about the prospect of linking up with former Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The pair won the Champions League FOUR times together and will now attempt to bring that success to Old Trafford.

    Varane told manutd.com: “I am very happy.

    “He’s [Ronaldo] a legend and all players can learn when you play with him.

    “It’s a great help for all players, for all young players, and of course he never stops scoring goals, so he will help the team.”

  • Giacomo Pisa

    CAV LATEST

    Edinson Cavani will NOT be leaving Manchester United before tonight's 11pm deadline.

    According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports that 'unless something crazy happens' the 34-year-old striker will stay at Old Trafford.

    The Uruguayan is still part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans despite the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NUNO REUNION

    Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow with Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo eyeing a move for his former player Ruben Neves.

    According to journalist Pedro Almeida the Portuguese midfielder is 'negotiating a long-term contract with Tottenham.'

    A deal worth £34million is being reported and could be completed before tonight's 11pm deadline.

    The Red Devils had previously been linked with a move for Neves, but now Spurs have emerged as the leading candidates for the 24-year-old.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RON'S PROMISED

    Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to Instagram in an emotional post to Manchester United fans after his return to the club.

    He said: "Everyone who knows me, knows about my never ending love for Manchester United.

    "The years I spent in this club where absolutely amazing and the path we’ve made together is written in gold letters in the history of this great and amazing institution.

    "I can’t even start to explain my feelings right now, as I see my return to Old Trafford announced worldwide.

    "It’s like a dream come true, after all the times that I went back to play against Man. United, and even as an opponent, to have always felt such love and respect from the supporters in the stands.

    "This is absolutely 100% the stuff that dreams are made of!

    "My first domestic League, my first Cup, my first call to the Portuguese National team, my first Champions League, my first Golden Boot and my first Ballon d’Or, they were all born from this special connection between me and the Red Devils.

    "History has been written in the past and history will be written once again! You have my word!

    "I’m right here! I’m back where I belong! Let’s make it happen once again!

    "PS – Sir Alex, this one is for you…"

  • Giacomo Pisa

    RON DEBUT

    The international break means it will be a couple of weeks before Manchester United fans see Cristiano Ronaldo in action for the first time since his Old Trafford return.

    But his second debut is set to be at home, with the Old Trafford clash against Newcastle on September 11 touted to be the day of CR7's return to Red Devils action.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    FIVE YEAR PLAN

    Juventus have revealed the breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo's £12.8million move to Manchester United.

    Ronaldo, 36, could cost United a further £6.8m if he meets certain performance objectives.

    And the Red Devils will still be paying Juventus for the superstar by the time he reaches 41, according to BBC Sport's Simon Stone.

    That is because United have split the payment to Juventus over five years.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    STRAIGHT TO THE SHOPS

    Manchester United fans have been heading to the club's megastore after Cristiano Ronaldo was officially announced as a Red Devils player this morning.

    But with a number not yet confirmed fans have only been able to get his name on the back.

    Edinson Cavani is the current United no7, but rumours suggest he is willing to give the number up for the returning Ronaldo.

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  • Jim Sheridan

    RONNY DEBUT

    The King is back – but when will we see him in action?

    Ronaldo is currently in Portugal with the national squad for the next week or so, before returning to Manchester ahead of their game with Newcastle on Saturday, September 11.

    Barring injury in the World Cup qualifiers, that looks set to the emotional homecoming for one of the Red Devils all-time greats.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    NO GO

    SunSport's Duncan Wright reports Jesse Lingard is almost certain to remain at Manchester United until at least January after West Ham secured the £25.7million capture of Nikola Vlasic.

    The Hammers pushed through the five-year deal for the 23-year-old Croatian as the player David Moyes wanted to strengthen his attacking options at the London Stadium.

    It is understood there had been a late conversation with Moyes and Lingard over the England star returning to East London following the success of his loan spell with the club last season.

    But Lingard, 28, is still wanted at United by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now that Daniel James is on his way to Leeds in a deadline day deal.

    And West Ham decided not to wait around for a late change of mind in case they got caught out, so completed the deal for Vlasic which could rise to £33m if add-ons are met.

    Having already splashed out £29.8m on Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma, there is no money left for Moyes to make another permanent signing during the current window.

    But there may be some finances available for a loan move, and Moyes is considering options for a left-sided player to provide much-needed strength in depth.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    CAV A DAY OFF

    Edinson Cavani has reportedly been offered to Barcelona in a shock transfer twist.

    According to Mundo Deportivo, Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Manchester means Cavani's future at the club is in doubt.

    But the Spanish outlet claim any potential deal for the 34-year-old is a difficult one.

    Cash-strapped Barcelona are desperately short of funds and have already signed Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia and Memphis Depay this summer.

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