Transfer news LIVE: Man Utd make £51m bid, Ronaldo exit accepted, Chelsea £45m agreement

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s future remains up in the air as Manchester United prepare to jet off on their pre-season tour on Friday and the saga is set to dominate the headlines in the coming days, while Erik ten Hag and the board are keen to scramble as many transfers as they can over the line before that plane departs. Express Sport has all the latest from Old Trafford and additionally, all the other developments from the rest of the Premier League and beyond. This is Transfer News LIVE on Thursday, July 7…

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  • Chelsea medical plan for Sterling

    Chelsea are on the verge of sealing a £45m deal for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling.

    The England international has now agreed personal terms with the Blues ahead of a switch to Stamford Bridge.

    The Blues are now putting plans in place for a medical, so Sterling can join up with his new team-mates for their pre-season tour of the United States.

    Sterling’s move is also likely to involve add-ons as he prepares to wave goodbye to the Etihad Stadium, where he has won four Premier League titles in seven seasons since his 2015 switch from Liverpool.

    Man Utd make £51m bid

    Goal are reporting that United have opened the bidding for Ajax winger Antony by tabling an offer of £51m.

    At the moment, it seemingly falls ‘almost £20m’ of Ajax’s valuation of the Brazilian – believed to be around £70m.

    United are determined to land Ten Hag’s former forward but Ajax are digging their heels into the ground.

    They do not want to be the subject of a fire sale this summer and are already in negotiations with United over a second deal for Lisandro Martinez.

    Antony is pushing his representatives to land him the move and the 22-year-old is keen on his dream switch to the Premier League.

    United ‘accept’ Ronaldo exit

    United are prepared to axe Ronaldo and let him quit Old Trafford this summer, according to The Sun.

    The Red Devils have become engulfed in an unwanted saga with their talisman, who has dropped the biggest bombshell of all on new manager Ten Hag.

    Ronaldo wants out due to the club’s ‘lack of ambition’ in the transfer market and super-agent Jorge Mendes has already started to offer him around.

    Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are yet to jump at the opportunity to land the 37-year-old veteran, despite being offered the chance to sign him.

    United are now exploring potential replacements with Paulo Dybala among the options on the agenda.

    Welcome!

    Good morning and welcome to Thursday’s Transfer News LIVE blog where we’ll be breaking down the latest rumours, development and covering all the done deals from within the Premier League and potentially beyond.

    My name’s Ryan Taylor and I’ll be steering the ship until mid-afternoon – let’s get cracking…

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