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Man Utd hit Rice transfer roadblock as they plot audacious De Gea ‘swap deal’

David de Gea found himself in the spotlight after Manchester United fell short in the Europa League final against Villarreal.

While there is little shame in a goalkeeper missing from 12 yards, De Gea failed to get near any of the 11 penalties he faced.

To make matters worse, the Spaniard also appeared to ignore his instructions in the shootout defeat, which ensured the Red Devils’ four-year wait for silverware continues.

The latest reports suggest De Gea’s future could lie away from Old Trafford, while there is also a promising update on Cristiano Ronaldo and a not-so-promising update on Declan Rice.

Here is Saturday’s Manchester United transfer round-up.

Declan Rice roadblock emerges

It would take a nine-figure fee for West Ham to let Rice leave the London Stadium

Manchester United may be put off signing Declan Rice due to West Ham United’s eye-watering asking price.

That’s according to the Daily Mail , which notes the Irons will demand a fee north of £100million to part ways with their vice-captain.

Rice enjoyed a sensational season at the base of midfield, marshalling David Moyes’ side to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League and Europa League qualification.

Speaking last month, Moyes openly admitted it would take a huge bid to force West Ham to part ways with the England international.

“Any club can make offers for players but we’ve not had any big offers,” said the Hammers boss. “I hope we don’t get any but if we do, like any other club, we would consider them.”

He added: “I’ve said with Declan, it would take the Bank of England and the Royal Bank of Scotland to get him.”

Ronaldo reaches decision on Juventus future

Ronaldo is preparing to leave Juventus, according to reports in Italy
Ronaldo is preparing to leave Juventus, according to reports in Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo has told his Juventus teammates he would like to leave the club this summer, according to Italian outlet Il Messaggero .

The Portugal superstar had yet another prolific campaign with the Turin giants, scoring 33 times and firing them to Coppa Italia glory.

But the season was undoubtedly a disappointing one for Juve, who only narrowly qualified for the Champions League as Inter Milan took their Serie A crown.

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Ronaldo is now 36 and will want to spend the twilight years of his stunning career competing for the greatest honours.

The Champions League has evaded him since his move to Italy and he may decide the time is right for another move in search of a sixth triumph in the competition.

Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be monitoring Ronaldo, while speculation of a return to United has also gathered momentum in recent months.

United weigh up De Gea-Oblak swap

De Gea could be used as part of a swap deal for Oblak
De Gea could be used as part of a swap deal for Oblak

Manchester United are considering using David de Gea as a makeweight to sign Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid, reports The Sun .

The report notes Oblak – considered by many to be the best goalkeeper in the world – is valued at £70million by Atletico.

Meanwhile, De Gea is United’s highest earner with a mammoth weekly wage of £375,000, which the Red Devils are said to be keen to offload.

The report also claims De Gea has many suitors among Europe’s giant clubs, and could move to Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus.




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