Manchester United want to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal open talks with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata, and Liverpool could lose out to Barcelona for Ivan Rakitic.
Man United are ready to make a bid for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, according to CaughtOffside.
Chief executive Ed Woodward has been told by the club’s American owners to make a £73 million ($122.5 million) offering for the former Man United star.
Supposedly, the Glazers feel that making a big offer for Ronaldo would make a statement of intent and improve the club’s faltering reputation.
Man United sold Ronaldo to Real Madrid for £80 million ($134.3 million) back in July 2009. Ronaldo has since gone on to notch 252 goals in 249 appearances for Real.
Ronaldo is not the only Real Madrid star that is being targeted by an EPL side these days. Arsenal are looking to sign striker Alvaro Morata, and boss Arsene Wenger has started talks with Real’s assistant director Zinedine Zidane in an attempt to seal a deal.
The Mirror reports that Wenger has been trying to sign the 21-year-old Spain international for some time, but has been deterred by Real’s demands. The Spanish side are looking to put in a buy-back clause after three years, or £25 million ($42 million) in straight cash for the highly-rated striker.
Juventus are also keen on Morata, and made a £12 million ($20 million) offer.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will probably lose out to Barcelona in their attempts to bring Ivan Rakitic to Anfield, according to Goal.com.
The Catalan giants are expected to tie-up a £16 million ($26.9 million), 5-year deal for the 26-year-old Croatian.
Liverpool has been linked with Rakitic for some time as they look to boost their already potent attacking force.