Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Gary Neville ‘disappointed’ with Ronaldo, Frenkie de Jong ‘WAR with agent’, Sancho UPDATE

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Cristiano Ronaldo could be playing in Brazil this season if Corinthians have anything to do with it.

The South American side have publicly declared their interest in Ronaldo who wants to quit United.

Corinthians’ president Duilio Monteiro Alves said: “It’s true, I’m dreaming big.

“This is Corinthians! Aren’t Willian and Renato Augusto here? In football everything is possible, and I have the obligation to do my best for Corinthians.

“Is it possible? I don’t know. We haven’t tried yet, we haven’t looked into it, but we are keeping an eye on it. Imagine if he suddenly wants to play in Brazil.”

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is likely in talks with another club behind the scenes, Graeme Souness thinks.

He said: “We all know how the game works, his people and [agent] Jorge Mendes will have been speaking to clubs and asking if they could afford him.

“I don’t believe that he’s gone out on a limb and said that he wants to leave without having something going on in the background.

“Whoever it is, it seems that there is still somebody out there for him but they’re not willing to show their hand.”

Elsewhere, Man United boss Erik ten Hag remained coy when asked about his team’s pursuit of Barcelona ace Frenkie de Jong.

He said at a press conference ahead of United’s season opener against Brighton: “We want Frenkie? I didn’t know! It’s about the right players but I can’t speak about players under contract at another club. When there is news, you will know.”

But one thing Ten Hag could confirm is that Ronaldo will be starting against Brighton despite missing a chunk of the Red Devils’ pre-season campaign whilst trying to engineer his exit.

Ten Hag revealed: “I am really happy he is here, he is a top striker. We will see on Sunday.”

Finally, Brighton boss Graham Potter ten Hag has been given a glowing assessment by Brighton counterpart Graham Potter heaped praise on Ten Hag ahead of their team’s clash this weekend.

Potter said: “I think he’s a fantastic coach with a great experience during his time at Ajax.

“He did a really good job and I really enjoyed his team.

“I am sure he’s ready for the next step and will be looking forward to the game and there will be a positive atmosphere at Old Trafford so we’ll have to deal with that, and have to be ready to face that challenge.”

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