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Saturday's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Jadon Sancho

Saturday's Real Madrid transfer talk: Ronaldo, Messi, Sancho
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Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Real Madrid on Saturday, August 15.

The summer transfer window has now begun, with rumours and speculation continuing to swirl as Real Madrid eye possible reinforcements.

Florentino Perez oversaw a significant overhaul of his squad last summer before focusing more on youth in January. As is always the case with Madrid, though, some of the biggest names in football continue to be linked, even in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news of possible comings and goings at the Bernabeu.

Saturday morning's Real Madrid transfer talk news roundup:


Manchester United 'agree £10.8m deal for Filip Stevanovic'

Partizan Belgrade's Filip Stevanovic pictured in November 2019© Reuters

Partizan teenager Filip Stevanovic is reportedly heading for Manchester United in a €12m (£10.8m) deal.

The 17-year-old enjoyed an impressive 2019-20 campaign for his Serbian club, scoring nine times and contributing three times in 35 appearances in all competitions.

Stevanovic played twice against United in the group stages of this season's Europa League and has previously been linked with Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea.

However, according to Republika, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have agreed a €12m (£10.8m) deal for the youngster, who could officially arrive in the summer of 2021.

The report claims that Stevanovic is likely to spend another 12 months on loan with Partizan before linking up with the Premier League side next summer.

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have also previously been linked with a player who largely operated as a left-sided attacker during the 2019-20 season.

The Serbia Under-19 international has scored nine times and contributed four assists in 42 appearances for Savo Milosevic's side in all competitions.



Cristiano Ronaldo 'offered to Barcelona to link up with Lionel Messi'

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Juve on August 7, 2020© Reuters

Juventus forward and Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered to Barcelona in a sensational move which would see him link up with long-term rival Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo and Messi have vied for the title of the world's best player for more than a decade now, winning 11 of the last 12 Ballons d'Or between them and frequently coming up against each other during Ronaldo's time in La Liga with Madrid.

The Portuguese talisman has since joined Juventus, helping the Old Lady to back-to-back Serie A titles, but Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has claimed that the Italian champions are looking to free themselves of his mammoth £28m-a-year wages in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.

The report claims that Juve have offered Ronaldo out to Europe's top clubs, including Barcelona, but that any interested parties would also be unable to meet his wage demands.

Balague told 5 Live Sport: "He's been offered everywhere, including Barcelona. I'm not sure if they can get rid of him easily with the kind of money he earns. Who is going to pay that kind of money?

"The reason why Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with PSG, it's not so much because PSG are thinking of getting him, but because Jorge Mendes has been given instructions to actually find a team for Ronaldo.

"We have seen this over the last months, we have seen links with Real Madrid, Madrid said 'no chance! He's not coming back.' There have been talks about MLS etcetera, because Juventus wants to get rid of that wage. It's as drastic as that."

Ronaldo is Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer, having netted 450 goals in just 438 games for the club.


More transfer news from Real Madrid:

Chelsea 'ahead of Arsenal in Sergio Reguilon race'
Chelsea are reportedly ahead of Arsenal in the race to secure a deal for Real Madrid defender Sergio Reguilon. Read more.

Andros Townsend claims Gareth Bale wants Tottenham Hotspur return
Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend claims that his ex-teammate Gareth Bale wants to return to the club from Real Madrid. Read more.

Manchester United 'enquire about Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior'
Manchester United are reportedly the latest club to enquire about the availability of Real Madrid winger Vinicius Junior as they consider alternatives to Jadon Sancho. Read more.

Real Madrid, Barcelona to rival Manchester United for Jadon Sancho next year?
Manchester United could reportedly face competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona if they fail to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho this summer. Read more.

Lucas Vazquez 'expected to leave Real Madrid this summer'
Lucas Vazquez, who has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, is likely to leave Real Madrid this summer, according to a report. Read more.

How Barcelona could line up with Cristiano Ronaldo
Sports Mole looks at how Barcelona could line up if they signed Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo. Read more.

Paris Saint-Germain chief: 'We will never sell Neymar or Kylian Mbappe'
French champions Paris Saint-Germain "are never going to sell" forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, according to club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Read more.

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