In the run-up to the transfer deadline, Juventus allegedly rejected down the opportunity to purchase Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani in exchange for Cristiano Ronaldo.
On Tuesday, Ronaldo officially re-joined the Red Devils from the Serie A giants, signing a two-year contract with the option to extend it by another year.
The Italian side also stated that £12.9 million will be paid upfront, with a further £6.9 million arriving in add-ons.
On deadline day, Juventus replaced Ronaldo with Everton striker Moise Kean. However, according to Calciomercato, they were approached about signing Cavani, as was financially troubled Barcelona.
According to the report, Juventus never contemplated signing Cavani. The explanation cited is that they were not prepared to pay such a large sum to attract a player.
Cavani will remain at Old Trafford, but with a new short number after Ronaldo stole his No.7. The Uruguayan is assigned the number 21, which he also wears for his country.
Last season, the 34-year-old striker appeared in 39 games for United in all competitions, scoring 17 goals and providing six assists.
FRESH TRAORE TALKS ARE BEING PLANNED BY WOLVES.
Wolves intend to examine the contract status of winger Adama Traore after rejecting two summer offers from Tottenham for the 25-year-old Spain international. Birmingham Live (Birmingham)
Brazil has decided to rescind Richarlison’s international call-up for the World Cup qualifiers later this month. Earlier this summer, the striker competed in both the Copa America and the Olympic Games. (From the Daily Mail)
Miralem Pjanic, a Tottenham and Liverpool target, has signed a season-long loan with Turkish club Besiktas after leaving Barcelona. (From the Daily Mail)
Daniel Sturridge has informed any teams that he is “fitter than a violin” and “more driven than ever before.” (From the Daily Mail)
GOSSIP ABOUT TRANSFERS
After canceling his contract with Tottenham on deadline day, defender Serge Aurier would be open to a transfer to Arsenal. (From Sky Sports)
Declan Rice would only sign a new deal with West Ham if it includes a release option, which according to sources may be a significant sticking block. (From the Daily Star)
Victor Lindelof has spoken out regarding Manchester United’s new acquisition Raphael Varane. He accepts that the move will immediately diminish his starting chances. (From the Daily Mirror)
Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second Manchester United debut against Newcastle United after his five-day self-isolation period was moved forward owing to his international ban. (The New York Times)
Barcelona has taken another financial hit as the Catalan government reduced the capacity of the Nou Camp to 30,000 people. (From The Sun)
Granit Xhaka turned down the opportunity to get vaccinated against coronavirus, according to the Swiss FA, after testing positive for the condition. (From the Daily Telegraph)
The SFA’s decision to renew Steve Clarke’s contract has been backed by Ian Maxwell. (From the Daily Record)
Swansea City’s new lads Olivier Ntcham has claimed that while he was still with Celtic, former Rangers director of football informed him he wanted to sign him. (From the Daily Record)