Paper Talk: Cristiano Ronaldo could make Real Madrid return, Barca target two Manchester United players

Paper Talk: Cristiano Ronaldo could make Real Madrid return, Barca target two Manchester United players

Cristiano Ronaldo could make a sensational return to Real Madrid in the summer. Read more Manchester United news and transfer news from Sunday’s national newspapers below…

1. Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has unveiled how close Erling Haaland was to signing for Manchester United from RB Salzburg in January 2020. [Mail on Sunday]

2. Erik ten Hag is already working on the futures of Manchester United’s players in between taking charge of Netherlands giants Ajax matches. [Mail on Sunday]

3. Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is in advanced talks with Boca Juniors. [The Sunday Mirror]

4. Erik ten Hag wants a new right-back as Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s successor, but Manchester United fear they have failed to snatch Bayern Munich’s signing of Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui on a free transfer. [The Sunday Mirror]

5. New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants to sign Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia, with a fee of £20m thought to be enough to complete the transfer. [The Sunday Mirror]

6. Cristiano Ronaldo could make a shock return to Real Madrid this summer, with the La Liga giants increasingly keen on a reunion with the Portuguese icon. [The Sunday Mirror]

7. Manchester United‘s chances of luring Kalvin Phillips have reportedly been given a boost as the Leeds and England midfielder is set to switch agents in a bid to secure an Elland Road exit. [The Sunday Express]

Erik ten Hag reportedly wants Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo could make a sensational Real Madrid return
Erik ten Hag reportedly wants Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo could make a sensational Real Madrid return

8. Man United have reportedly made a bid of £67m for Benfica’s forward Darwin Nunez. [The Sunday Express]

9. Barcelona are interested in Manchester United duo Anthony Elanga and Scott McTominay as part of a potential swap deal for Dutchman Frenkie de Jong, according to reports. [The Sunday Express]

10. Southampton’s free-kick wizard James Ward-Prowse is the man Erik ten Hag wants to boss Manchester United’s new midfield, but will face competition from city rivals, Manchester City. [The Sun on Sunday]

11. Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard have been given lifelines by new Manchester United chief Erik ten Hag. [The Sun on Sunday]

12. Manchester United bigwigs will discuss a £12m pay-off with Anthony Martial to help grease the wheels of a summer move. [The Sun on Sunday]