According to multiple reports, Manchester United has started negotiations with Borussia Monchengladbach regarding the possibility of acquiring goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Although Manchester United has the option to extend David de Gea’s deal by one more year, the club may choose to let the Spaniard leave for free next summer rather than extending his contract by another year. David de Gea’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the current season.
They have been looking for potential replacements, and Sommer appears to be one of the candidates being considered. He was rumored to be moving to Old Trafford during the summer, but the Red Devils ultimately decided to sign Martin Dubravka on loan from Newcastle United instead.
The newspaper the Mirror reports that United are still interested in acquiring the goalkeeper from Gladbach and that discussions regarding a possible transfer have already begun.
The Switzerland international has made 335 appearances for the German club, but as his contract is set to expire at the end of the current campaign, Gladbach may be prepared to sell him when the transfer window reopens in January. He has represented his country in 335 games for Gladbach.
At this year’s World Cup, Sommer is playing for Switzerland, and while he started each of Switzerland’s first two games, he was unable to play in Switzerland’s final group match against Serbia due to an illness.
It is possible that the 33-year-old will make his way back into the lineup for Tuesday’s matchup against Portugal in the round of 16.
After leaving Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo “calls in lawyers” to request payment of £17 million
After speaking with his attorneys about the matter, Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded that Juventus pay him the unpaid €19.9 million (£17 million).
The demand follows the Portuguese superstar’s amicable breakup with Manchester United earlier this month as a result of his shocking chat with Piers Morgan. Any decision regarding a new club, though, is unlikely to be made quickly given that he has fully shifted to international mode and is attempting to smash numerous World Cup records.
Real Madrid, where the striker holds the all-time club scoring record, and other top European clubs have distanced themselves from a deal and have no interest in a stunning return for Ronaldo. Along with Bayern Munich, Sporting Lisbon has also distanced itself from a Ronaldo comeback.
As a result of Ronaldo’s departure from United, he is no longer employed by a club and has forfeited the remaining seven months of his salary under his original contract, which runs through the summer of 2023.
Now, it has been claimed by Gazzetta dello Sport that Ronaldo has asked Juventus, the team he left for United in 2021, to compensate him for a deal he allegedly made while the Covid epidemic was going on but that was kept a secret. In fact, neither the club’s balance sheet nor the stock market reported the purchase.
Ronaldo’s demand comes a week after Juventus’ entire board of directors resigned; among the numerous high-ranking Juve board members to leave their positions were president Andrea Agnelli, vice-president Pavel Nedved, and managing director Maurizio Arrivabene.
The Turin Public Prosecutor’s Office is looking into the Prisma inquiry, and it has been argued that the board’s involvement therein may have contributed to the many resignations. An inquiry into potential incorrect accounting and market manipulation is said to include 15 different Juventus employees. Following an investigation of the club’s financial documents, allegations of misconduct surfaced last month. Juventus immediately denied any wrongdoing.
Juve, who won nine straight Serie A championships from 2012 to 2020, had placed fourth the last few times out. In the previous three seasons of the Champions League, they failed to get past the round of 16. They were eliminated from the Champions League in the group stages in October and are presently third in the Italian premier division, behind Napoli and AC Milan.
In response to an earlier offer from their provincial rivals Al Nassr, the Saudi club Al Hilal has made a transfer proposition to Ronaldo. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, the country’s minister of sports, previously told Sky News that he would welcome Ronaldo to the domestic league.