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Ronaldo's 'get me to Manchester United' plea and today's other transfer rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo has told his agent to "do everything possible" to get him back to Old Trafford, according to today's gossip column.

The Sun are reporting that Ronaldo has instructed agent Jorge Mendes to force through a move back to Manchester United.

Reports over the weekend suggested that Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid after he was charged with allegedly evading £13million in tax.

PSG are prepared to offer £122 million for the 31 year-old plus £26 million per year in wages, continues the Sun report, while Chelsea and Bayern Munich are also potential suitors.

The Manchester Evening News, meanwhile, have looked into Ronaldo's relationship with United boss Jose Mourinho. The pair were reported to have fallen out while working together at Real Madrid and Mourinho, according to the MEN, had not included Ronaldo in either of his two transfer target lists he compiled earlier this year.

However, 18 months ago Ronaldo questioned "why not?" in relation to again working under the Portuguese manager.

Reports on calciomercato.com have linked United with AC Milan's teenage goalkeeping sensation GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA should David De Gea be included in any deal with Madrid for Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, KYLIAN MBAPPE will disappoint his Premier League suitors by joining Real Madrid this summer, according to Marca.

The Spanish newspaper carries a front page quoting Mbappe, the teenager who starred in Monaco's swashbuckling run to the Ligue 1 title and Champions League semi-finals, as saying he "only wants to play in Madrid".

That would be bad news for the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool who have been linked with moves to bring Mbappe to England.

Chelsea will make an increased £60million bid for Juventus full-back ALEX SANDRO, according to the Daily Express and Daily Star, having had an initial offer turned down.

The Mirror reports that Southampton are keen on Austria defender KEVIN WIMMER, 24, but want Tottenham to reduce their £20million asking price.

Striker JOSH KING has been linked with a move from Bournemouth to Tottenham but has committed himself to the Cherries, telling the Bournemouth Echo: "I was intrigued even being mentioned in the same sentence as Spurs, a big team who play in the Champions League. You never know in football but, hopefully, I will be here next year."

MOHAMED SALAH is set for a medical at Liverpool after the club agreed a fee to sign him from Roma, according to Egyptian site kingfut.com.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

THOMAS LEMAR: Liverpool have also joined Arsenal - and Serie A champions Juventus - in the race for another Monaco star beside Mbappe, the Daily Star reports. Winger Lemar scored 14 goals in all competitions for ASM last season.

MARCO VERRATTI: The Paris St Germain midfielder has met with Barcelona in an attempt to force through a transfer, according to reports in his native Italy.

PAOLO MALDINI: The former AC Milan and Italy defender will mark his 49th birthday later this month by making his professional tennis debut on the ATP Challenger Tour, in the doubles event at the Aspria Tennis Cup.

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