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Friday’s transfer rumours: Messi, Ronaldo, Cucurella, Martial, Sesko and more

All the gossip from around the football world, in one place.

Welcome to 101′s round up of the transfer rumours for Friday, July 29th.

Be sure to check back daily for more updates.


Cristiano Ronaldo has held talks with Sporting Lisbon, weeks after branding links with the Portuguese club as ‘fake’, as options dry up for the Manchester United man [The Athletic]

Any potential deal for Antony has broken down, with Manchester United unwilling to meet Ajax’s valuation of the Brazilian forward [The Athletic]

Meanwhile, there have been talks over a potential move for Benjamin Sesko, but RB Salzburg are unwilling to sell him this summer [Laurie Whitwell]

And the Red Devils are ready to test Lazio’s resolve for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and table a £42m bid. The Italian side are keen to hold out for £59m [Daily Mail]

AS Monaco are in contact with Juventus over a potential move for French midfielder Adrien Rabiot [Fabrizio Romano]

Manchester City are close to walking away from a deal for Brighton’s Marc Cucurella as the Seagulls are not budging on their £50m valuation [The Athletic]

Stuttgart’s Bjorna Sosa and Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo are alternatives for the Premier League Champions [Daily Mail]

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has once again spoken about his desire to bring Lionel Messi back to Barcelona later in his career, adding that ‘I think we can make it happen’ [Fabrizio Romano]

Rennes are set to complete a loan move for Tottenham outcast Joe Rodon [Telegraph]

Arsenal defender Nuno Tavares is set for a season-long loan to Marseilles [Fabrizio Romano]

Giovanni Lo Celso is free to leave Tottenham this summer should his £17m price tag be met [The Athletic]

Barcelona chief deals Manchester United final Frenkie de Jong blow

Two out? Man United set for double defensive loan as Eric Bailly and Ethan Laird garner summer interest


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