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Saturday’s transfer rumors – Ronaldo backs Man United’s pursuit of €130m star

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Ronaldo backs Manchester United’s pursuit of €130m star

Cristiano Ronaldo has endorsed Manchester United’s transfer interest in his former Juventus teammate Federico Chiesa.

“I think there are very serious and important foreign pressures on him. Appreciated across the Channel [in England], he is heavily supported by Cristiano Ronaldo,” said agent and intermediary Ivan Reggiani about Chiesa.

“I think Federico can leave Juventus very soon. It can easily exceed one hundred million. There are not only United: there are two to three clubs that could reach €120-130m.” [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Kane and Mbappe are within Newcastle’s reach

Backed by their new owners, Newcastle United could spend as much as £190 million in January without breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe are both apparently ‘within reach’. [Telegraph – subscription required]

Gnabry close to new Bayern Munich contract

Real Madrid’s top January target revealed

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has emerged as Real Madrid’s top target for the January transfer window.

The Spanish giants believe Rudiger can fill the void left by the departed Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane in defense. The German will become a free agent next summer once his Chelsea contract expires. [ABC – in Spanish]

Van de Beek’s Manchester United exit unlikely

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly block any moves for Donny van de Beek to leave Manchester United in January.

The Dutch midfielder remains out of favor under the Red Devils manager this season and was a target for Everton during the previous transfer window. [ESPN]