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Friday’s transfer rumors – Ronaldo’s Man United future hinges on one crucial condition

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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Ronaldo’s Man United future hinges on one crucial condition

Cristiano Ronaldo could seek a transfer out of Manchester United a year before his contract expires in June 2023.

The identity of the club’s new permanent manager for next season will be crucial. If the new coach doesn’t suit him, Ronaldo may walk out of Old Trafford. Furthermore, he ‘wouldn’t support’ the idea of interim boss Ralf Rangnick being appointed for the role on a permanent basis. [Daily Star]

Coutinho sets deadline date amid Premier League interest

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho could decide his future by Friday afternoon.

The 29-year-old Brazilian is out of favor at Camp Nou and favors a return to the Premier League. There were six clubs interested earlier in the week, but only two unnamed sides have emerged as ‘serious contenders’.

Coutinho would be open to joining Aston Villa, who are coached by former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard. [Sky Sports]

Liverpool & Porto deny Luis Diaz talks

Newcastle confirm Tripper deal

The Magpies have confirmed the £12 million (€14m) signing of Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier on Friday morning.

The England international has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at St. James’ Park after completing a medical on Wednesday. He has now revealed his reasons for swapping Atletico for Newcastle.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Barcelona shortlist Morata alternative

As attempts to sign Alvaro Morata from Juventus grow increasingly complicated, Barcelona could turn to Anthony Martial instead.

The 26-year-old Frenchman wants to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window. Despite interest from Sevilla, his representatives are holding out for an offer from Barcelona.

If such a deal happens, Barca would sign the forward on a six-month loan deal. The Catalan giants may then sign him for €40 million in the summer, depending on how he performs. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

Ed Woodward’s Manchester United replacement announced

Zidane tipped to become PSG boss in 2022

Paris Saint-Germain are set to appoint Zinedine Zidane as their next manager ‘by June at the latest’.

Journalist Daniel Riolo, one of the first people to break the news of Lionel Messi’s arrival to France last summer, is certain that it is only a matter of time before the former Real Madrid coach arrives.

The club’s current manager, Mauricio Pochettino, allegedly has an uneasy relationship with sporting director Leonardo after attempting to join Manchester United. [After Foot – in French]

Will Traore join Tottenham?

Tottenham may make a transfer approach for Wolves winger Adama Traore.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte rates the 25-year-old and views him as an ideal fit for his system. With only 18 months left on Traore’s contract, Wolves might consider offers of around £20 million (€24m). [Athletic – subscription required]

Watford sign Udinese defender Smir

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has praised Philippe Coutinho amid transfer rumors linking his former Liverpool teammate to the club.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Coman set to stay at Bayern Munich

Kingsley Coman has reconsidered his future and now hopes to renew his contract with Bayern Munich.

The French winger, whose current deal runs until next year, has stirred transfer interest from clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Chelsea. [Julien Maynard – Telefoot]

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