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Wednesday's paper talk: Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba, Bernardo Silva

Wednesday's paper talk: Ronaldo, Pogba, Bernardo
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Manchester United have reportedly made an offer for Ronaldo which could see Paul Pogba move to Juventus.

What the papers say

Manchester United have reportedly made an offer to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. The Daily Mail, via Gazzetta dello Sport, says the Red Devils have reached out to Juventus with a deal worth £17million a year for the 36-year-old forward. Ronaldo is believed to be open to any “suitable” move, however his preferred destination is Paris St Germain.

The paper also says Paul Pogba could be offered to the Italian giants as a sweetener to get the deal across the line. The 28-year-old’s future at United is uncertain and Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is speculated to be eager to revamp his side.

Elsewhere, The Argus reports Brighton are eager to extend the contract of striker Danny Welbeck. The 30-year-old scored six goals in 24 appearances last season and the club are believed to be eager to retain his services, but talks are still at an early stage.

Norwich and Southampton are reportedly leading the chase for Blackburn striker Adam Armstrong. The Daily Mail says Blackburn would prefer to hang on to the 24-year-old, but the opportunity to cash in on his recent form could ultimately force their hand.

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Players to watch

Bernardo Silva: The Manchester City midfielder would like to leave the club this summer, according to The Athletic.

Ousmane Dembele: Marca reports Barcelona have commenced contract extension talks with the 24-year-old forward’s representatives.

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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