THURSDAY 11am done deals, Chelsea, Haaland, Mbappe, Ronaldo, Suarez, and more

Thursday morning done deals for some clubs across Europe and other transfer updates as many clubs trying to perfect their plans ahead the summer transfer window proper.

Real Madrid not interested in Ronaldo return (COPE)

Real Madrid are not interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, reports COPE.

The 36-year-old, whose contract with Juventus expires in 2022, has been linked with a move away from the club after another failure in the Champions League.

But the Blancos are looking to the future rather than considering a move for a star of their past.

Barca aiming to sell Coutinho and Greizmann

Barcelona are looking to sell Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann, reports El Confidencial.

The club are massively in debt and to avoid selling some of their young stars, like Pedri or Ansu Fati, Barca are hoping to offload the two high-priced attackers.

Haaland warned about leaving Dortmund too early

Matthias Sammer has warned Erling Haaland about leaving Borussia Dortmund too early as rumours continue to link the star striker with a big-money move.

Sammer cited Ousmane Dembele’s ill-fated move to Barcelona in 2017, using the French winger as an example of what can happen if you aren’t ready for that leap.

‘Real Madrid should sign Haaland & Mbappe’

Real Madrid should sign Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe this summer, according to club legend Fernando Hierro.
Haaland has emerged on Madrid’s transfer radar after a stellar start to his Borussia Dortmund career, while Paris Saint-Germain striker Mbappe has long been mooted as a potential target for the Spanish giants.

Silva ready for Chelsea extension

Thiago Silva is eager to extend his Chelsea contract, writes The Sun, with his time in London thus far proving enjoyable despite injury setbacks.

The veteran centre-back has missed extended time this year because of a thigh problem.

Benfica close in on Costa capture

Benfica are nearing a deal for free-agent striker Diego Costa, writes Mundo Deportivo, with a deal agreed upon in principle.

Marseille have also made an offer to Costa, but he prefers to join the Portugese side instead.

Liverpool want shock Suarez reunion

The Reds are said to be in the hunt for a veteran goalscorer, with their former star capable of filling that role

Liverpool are set to make an offer to Atletico Madrid for striker Luis Suarez, according to Fichajes.

Earlier in his career Suarez scored 69 Premier League goals in just four seasons with the Reds. If Mohamed Salah were to leave the Reds, he would make for a big-name replacement.

Bayern not interested in linked Vazquez

Despite recent rumours linking Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez to Bayern Munich, there is no interest from the Bavarians, writes Bild reporter Tobi Altschaffl.

Hansi Flick’s side does not see a fit for Vazquez, whose contract is set to expire.

Done Deals


The 44-year-old Scotland International returns to the Club he played for between 1994-1998, having managed 60 professional games with Atlanta United as head coach of Atlanta United 2 who play in the USL full-time professional league below MLS, and as interim head coach of Atlanta United’s MLS team following the departure of Frank De Boer.

OFFICIAL: Fiorentina re-appoint Iachini

Beppe Iachini has returned as Fiorentina coach.

ACF Fiorentina can confirm that Beppe Iachini has been placed in charge of the first team.

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