Coral’s Rumour Reel: Man Utd seek sensational swoop for former star?
Louis van Gaal wants to continue his Manchester United spending spree by recapturing former Old Trafford hero Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, with the Red Devils incredibly upping their attempts to secure the Premier League title (5/1 with Coral to win).
There have been recent signs that the Portuguese superstar’s relationship with new Los Blancos coach Rafael Benitez is a rocky one, having been pictured criticising the former Liverpool boss in training.
Despite the talk of trying to resign Ronaldo, United are also close to agreeing a deal for Barcelona forward Pedro, with the Spain international set to cost Van Gaal up to £22m.
Elsewhere, both Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to battle it out for Borussia Dortmund’s frontman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the 26-year-old having impressed last season in the Bundesliga.
The Gunners are also interested in Juventus’ Spanish hitman Fernando Llorente this summer, a previously rumoured target for Man Utd, with the Italian champions hoping to replace him with Atletico Madrid marksman Mario Mandzukic.
An imminent departure from the Emirates is Abou Diaby, as the 29-year-old prepares to have a medical with West Bromwich Albion.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs are set to reignite interest in Baggies and England Under-21 international striker Saido Berahino. The Londoners will hope to forge a prolific partnership between Berahino and current star man Harry Kane next campaign (6/1 to finish top four).
Hull City are reportedly interested in signing 30-year-old Ryan Taylor, after the full back was released by Newcastle United earlier this year. Although, the Tigers look seemingly likely of losing Republic of Ireland winger Robbie Brady to Norwich City.
Premier League newcomers Watford are close to their 10th summer signing after Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar declared that the Hornets have come to a verbal agreement over a deal for winger Steven Berghuis.
And finally, Aston Villa are reportedly close to signing Leicester City midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, as well as 26-year-old Blackburn Rovers striker Rudy Gestede. Tim Sherwood’s Villans are 4/1 to finish in the top 10 next term.