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Thursday’s transfer rumors – Man Utd eye Ronaldo’s old Real Madrid boss as potential new manager

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Man Utd eye Ronaldo’s old Real Madrid boss as potential new manager

Kicking off the latest round of transfer gossip is Manchester United’s ongoing search for a new permanent manager.

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a surprise candidate. The Italian won the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014. He is, however, more of a backup option. Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, and Luis Enrique are the top targets at Old Trafford.

Ancelotti also has a close relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, someone new United CEO Richard Arnold has turned to for advice. [Times – subscription required]

Hector Herrera to join Houston Dynamo FC

The Atletico Madrid midfielder will join the MLS side on a free transfer this summer once his contract in Spain ends. He has signed an initial two-year contract, with an option for further 12 months included.

Bayern Munich to rival Arsenal & Tottenham for Spence

The German giants are interested in signing Middlesbrough right-back Djed Spence.

Bayern Munich have sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old, who is on loan at Nottingham Forest. If he continues to impress, they plan to approach Middlesbrough about a transfer in the summer. Arsenal and Tottenham are also heavily interested. [Sky Sports]

Barcelona hope to seal free transfers for Chelsea defenders

The Blaugrana are working hard to convince Chelsea defenders Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta to join them in the summer.

The Blues duo are out of contract at the end of the season, making them available for free transfers. They are yet to make any final decisions. [Mundo Deportivo – in Spanish]

Chelsea sign U-16 star Leo Cardoso

Real Madrid & Manchester United set sights on Osimhen

Real Madrid and Manchester United are interested in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

The 23-year-old Nigerian’s prolific form has stirred transfer interest from the European giants. He has scored 11 goals in 22 appearances across all competitions this season. His contract in Italy runs until June 2025. [Calciomercato – in Italian]

Abramovich confirms plans to sell Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has confirmed he plans to sell the club in an official statement.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

PSG deny €50m Kylian Mbappe contract offer

Barcelona expect new Gavi & Araujo deals this month

The Blaugrana expect Ronald Araujo and Gavi to commit their futures to the club amid transfer interest from abroad.

The Blaugrana expect to wrap up the contract extensions of the pair by the end of this month. Gavi may sign a five-year contract and, like Araujo, should get a €1 billion release clause. [Sport – in Spanish]

Club America sack Santiago Solari

The Mexican side have ended the former Real Madrid manager’s 14-month spell in charge.