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Premier League rumours, transfer deadline, Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea, Antony to Manchester United, Frenkie de Jong, Wilfried Zaha

After a disastrous start to their Premier League season, Manchester United are looking to turn their fortunes around by signing another international star.

The Red Devils signed five-time Champions League winner Casemiro from Real Madrid last week, their fourth signing under new manager Erik ten Haag – but he’s not done yet.

According to reports, winger Anthony is set to join Manchester United from Dutch giants Ajax for an Eredivisie record fee.

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Meanwhile, with the transfer deadline fast approaching, Cristiano Ronaldo could still leave the club after being linked with a Premier League rival.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford last season after United failed to qualify for the Champions League – finishing 35 points behind champions Manchester City.

But Ronaldo isn’t the only star to dominate the headlines forever, with midfielder Frenkie de Jong being linked with a major move away from Barcelona.

While United have been in the lead for a while now, Chelsea and Liverpool both have suitors, although a decision has yet to be made.

Here’s all the latest news and gossip in the latest edition of our gossip mill!

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United made a statement

Manchester United shocked the football world at the start of the Premier League and lost to Brighton at Old Trafford.

But things went from bad to worse for the Red Devils a week later in a 4-0 defeat at Premier League side Brentford.

The English club moved off the bottom of the Premier League ladder after a 2-1 win over rivals Liverpool and are now eighth after beating Southampton 1-0 on Saturday (AEST).

The fans caught a glimpse of star signing Casemiro with 10 minutes to go, but the Brazilian will be joined at the club by one of his compatriots in the coming days.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports that Anthony will be moving to complete a move to England.

Romano believes the deal will be signed tomorrow, saying it would be a record fee for the Dutch league.

Ronaldo meets PL RIVALS.

As United failed to qualify for this year’s Champions League, superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been making a transfer request at the end of last season.

But as The independent, The Portuguese international could swap United’s famous red shirt for a navy blue one to line up for Premier League rivals Chelsea this season.

Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has reportedly traveled to Chelsea to see if a deal can be reached for their star client.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said he wants Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford, despite leaving the unsettled star for a second consecutive Premier League game.

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Ronaldo started on the bench in United’s 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday before appearing as an unknown substitute in the second half.

But Ronaldo has found it impossible to attract one of Europe’s biggest clubs, with recent reports linking him with former club Sporting Lisbon as well as Napoli and Marseille.

As Thursday’s transfer deadline approaches, United have said the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will not be for sale in his second season with the club.

But the sight of Ronaldo standing to greet United fans after the final whistle at St Mary’s Stadium has convinced some observers that the 37-year-old is ready to say goodbye.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus star finished as United’s top scorer last season, but the Ten Hag looked more threatening in wins over Liverpool and Southampton after he was sent off after a 4-0 defeat at Brentford.

Publicly at least, Ten Haag stuck by Ronaldo: “We played with him. So we want it to stay. This is what we want. i hope so.”

United have been linked with a number of forwards who could replace Ronaldo, including Ajax star Anthony, who played under Ten Hag during his reign at the Dutch club.

However, Tin Hagg has reiterated that he will be satisfied if United fail to sign another centre-forward this week.

“We have Cristiano Ronaldo, we have Anthony Martial, we have Marcus Rashford so we are fine,” he said.

Tin Hagg has already handed Brazil midfielder Casemiro, who made his debut against Southampton after completing his move from Real Madrid on Monday.

Ten Hag is delighted to have him back as he looks to revamp United’s weak midfield.

“I think it was good for him to see the different style, what the Premier League is[like],” Ten Haag said.

“He played some games, he played 90 minutes once, but he’s fit, he’s had a good pre-season with a lot of training.

Now we have to integrate him as a team, game-wise, and integrate him with his teammates.

Chelsea weigh their options

Chelsea are said to be interested in a number of players, including Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, although the former Arsenal captain is top of their wish list.

according to The guardThe Blues are considering bringing the Ivory Coast international to Stamford Bridge, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is their top target.

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Although he was said to be happy in Spain earlier this month, the former Arsenal captain could end his impressive move to England with London rivals Chelsea.

De Jong got his wish

After months of speculation, Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is said to be staying at the club.

CBS SportsThe Netherlands international is understood to be “expected” to stay with the Spanish giants, with United desperate to get a deal done.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has previously said he wants De Jong to stay at the club.

“Frenky is our player and we want him to stay at Barcelona, ​​he wants to stay,” said Laporta.

“With him and his teammates, we have a very powerful midfield. He has offers, but we want him to stay.

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