Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, June 17: Ronaldo latest, Man United linked with £50m Dier, Conte’s Chelsea frustration

talkSPORT bring you all the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…



Despite massive reports to the contrary, Real Madrid have told Spanish press that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has NOT told the club he wishes to leave. (ABC)

However, it is also claimed that Ronaldo told his agent, Jorge Mendes, two months ago that he wanted to leave Madrid. (AS)

Paris Saint-Germain are touted as early favourites to sign Ronaldo if he does move. The French giants reportedly held secret talks with agent Jorge Mendes hours before the forward helped Real Madrid win the Champions League this season. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham have told Manchester United that they will have to spend £50million to sign 23-year-old England midfielder Eric Dier. (Daily Telegraph)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is growing frustrated with a lack of early summer signings at Stamford Bridge, but the Premier League champions are NOT prepared to give the Italian boss greater control over their recruitment policy. (The Guardian)

However, the Blues have no intention of allowing Conte to leave and will support him in the transfer market, with deals for four players – including Everton’s 23-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku – set to take spending up to £250million this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Chelsea have had a £55.2m bid for Juventus left-back Alex Sandro rejected. but the Italian club will let the 26-year-old leave if he says he wants a move. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City reserve keeper Willy Caballero is likely to be confirmed as the Blues’ first signing of the summer. (Evening Standard)

City have reportedly given manager Pep Guardiola £300m for transfers this summer, but are refusing to spend £70m on Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk. (Manchester Evening News)

Tottenham are preparing to sell Kevin Wimmer but want £20m for the 24-year-old Austria defender. (The Sun)

Man United are being offered the chance to sign AC Milan keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, after the 18-year-old refused a new contract at the Italian club. (Diario Gol) 

United are reportedly on the hunt for a new glovesman amid reports Real Madrid target David de Gea has started house hunting in Madrid. (Various)

Inter Milan will hold out for £45m from Manchester United for Croatia winger Ivan Perisic, 28, but the Red Devils’ valuation is closer to £30m. (Manchester Evening News)

Arsenal will go back to Lyon with an improved bid of close to £50m for France striker Alexandre Lacazette, having had a £30m offer rejected last summer. (Daily Telegraph)

Lyon are in advanced negotiations over a loan deal for Chelsea’s 21-year-old forward Bertrand Traore, who spent last season at Ajax. (Evening Standard)

Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, 33, is close to leaving Fenerbahce and sealing a move back to Feynoord in his native Netherlands. (FR12.nl)

West Ham are interested in signing Middlesbrough’s 21-year-old winger Adama Traore. (Teesside Gazette)

Arsenal are set to try to beat Everton to sign 22-year-old AC Milan forward M’Baye Niang, who was on loan at Watford last season. (Hertfordshire Mercury)

Swansea remain in talks with Turkish side Galatasaray over the sale of striker Bafetimbi Gomis, who spent last season on loan at French side Marseille. (Wales Online)

Birmingham are still waiting to hear if former Chelsea captain John Terry, 36, has accepted their offer of close to £100,000 a week. (Daily Mirror)

Hull and Newcastle are both keen to sign Chelsea’s 19-year-old striker Tammy Abraham on loan. (The Sun)

La Liga side Malaga could be priced out of a deal for Swansea striker Borja Baston, 24. The Swans hope to recoup a large chunk of the club-record £15.5m fee they paid for the Spaniard last summer. (Wales Online)

And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…​

Former Everton defender Alan Stubbs believes Davy Klaassen’s arrival at the club spells the end of Ross Barkley’s Toffees career

Former Arsenal and France midfielder Emmanuel Petit believes it could be a risk for highly-rated Kylian Mbappe to leave Monaco this summer after Anthony Martial’s experiences

Sporting Lisbon have rejected Tottenham’s initial offer for star midfielder Adrien Silva, according to reports in Portugal

Monaco are prepared to hold on to Manchester City and Liverpool target Benjamin Mendy this summer unless they receive an exceptional offer

Bayer Leverkusen are poised to make an offer for Montpellier attacking midfielder and Newcastle United target Ryad Boudebouz

Ligue 1 side Toulouse have emphatically quashed speculation linking Arsenal and Tottenham target Issa Diop with a summer exit

Real Madrid are lining up a £26.25m bid for Milan’s prodigious goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma – which could come as great news for Manchester United

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