Having proved beyond sane dispute that he is the GOHG, Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly heading back to where it all started. No, not his mother’s womb; we mean Old Trafford!
Reports suggest Ronaldo is thinking more and more about a move to Manchester United, where he would fulfil a lifelong ambition to play alongside Ashley Young.
Young’s place might be under threat if United secure another target – as we speak, José Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino are engaged in a bare-knuckle dispute to decide who gets to sign human motor car Jordi Alba from Barcelona.
Spurs are also keen on Argentina-busting winger Ante Rebic, who would cost £26m from Eintracht Frankfurt.
There’s another quiet summer ahead at Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri, the new manager-elect, wants to raid his old club Napoli for Dries Mertens, Elseid Hysaj, José María Callejón, Raul Albiol and Intrepid Attitude.
Álvaro Morata will take the well-trodden path from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund. Chelsea are keen on the Russia playmaker Aleksandr Golovin – but so are Barcelona and Juventus, so there that goes.
Liverpool are going to sign a keeper from Rome – but it might not be Alisson. Reports suggest Jürgen Klopp is ready to share some love with Lazio’s Albanian keeper Thomas Strakosha.
Arsenal’s new manager, Unai Emery, is keen to sign the Sevilla playmaker Éver Banega, and also has several eyes on the Porto defender Miguel Layún.
Dusan Tadic, Southampton’s Serb schemer, is close to a move to Ajax, while Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are following the every move of West Ham’s Declan Rice – even when he goes to the bathroom.
Finally, Palace are also keen on the Stoke midfielder Gianelli Imbula – but so are Newcastle, and what Rafa Benítez wants, Rafa Benítez occasionally gets.