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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Real Madrid eye a trade deal for Ronaldo

Saturday's transfer rumors - Real Madrid eye a trade deal for Ronaldo
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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.

Real Madrid happy to trade Isco for Ronaldo

Despite Real Madrid favoring Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as transfer targets, a rumored return for Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to die down.

Los Blancos can only offer Ronaldo a one-year contract due to financial reasons, though. If the Spanish giants decide to approach Juventus, they would be willing to pay the Italian club a ‘symbolic’ transfer fee and offer players, such as Isco, to sweeten the deal. [Cuatro – in Spanish]

Barcelona prepare lifetime contract offer for Messi

Joan Laporta is preparing to launch his bid to keep Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.

The Barcelona president plans to offer a lifetime contract to the club’s legendary talisman in the summer. However, he will have to convince Messi to take a pay cut as part of the new agreement. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Haaland is keen to join Real Madrid

Erling Haaland reportedly favors a Real Madrid transfer this summer. The Borussia Dortmund striker believes the club represents an ideal next stage for his career, with creative forces like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos around.

Real Madrid could pay Dortmund €120m, another €30m to his agent Mino Raiola, and an extra €10m to Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge. [ABC – in Spanish]

Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea have also been linked to Haaland recently.

West Ham yet to begin talks for Lingard

The Hammers haven’t begun talks for a permanent transfer deal for Jesse Lingard.

The 28-year-old midfielder, on loan from Manchester United, has impressed since his January arrival. He hasn’t stated his future plans right now, but West Ham manager David Moyes insists they haven’t considered a permanent move yet. [Football London]

Buffon considers Parma return

Gianluigi Buffon is allegedly open to the idea of finishing his career back at boyhood club Parma.

The 43-year-old goalkeeper isn’t ready to hang up his gloves yet. Buffon is aware, though, chances of more regular game time at Juventus are limited. Therefore, he could return to Parma to see out the rest of his remarkable career. [Todo Fichajes – in Spanish]