LIVE – Mercato: Ronaldo is always closer to Saudi Arabia

Al-Nassr would have scheduled a medical appointment for Ronaldo

According to information from CBS Sports, Saudi club Al-Nassr, who have been quoted for several weeks as welcoming Cristiano Ronaldo, have already scheduled a medical for the Portuguese forward. Housing would also have been reserved for him, as well as for his advisers. Al-Nassr hopes to complete the operation by the opening of the winter transfer window on January 1.

Boateng refuses to leave the Olympics

In an interview with Kicker, Jérôme Boateng dismissed rumors of a departure about him, who arrives in the last six months of his contract at Olympique: “No one from the club has spoken to me or my advisor. The goal was to quickly return to form (…) Since Laurent Blanc is our coach, things have gone very well for me.

Tigers: Thauvin pushed to the exit

According to the Mexican press, the former OM striker Florian Thauvin had to leave only a year and a half after his arrival at Tigres. A loan to Marseille would even be considered. His contract expires in 2026.

Nantes: Koumbouaré confirms two departures

“They wanted to leave, I opened the door”. At a press conference, Antoine Koumbouaré announces that his right backs Dennis Appiah and Fabio are leaving. The first will join Saint-Étienne and the second will fly to Grêmio, Ouest-France learns.

Aston Villa: Emery no longer wanted Martinez

Hero of Argentina’s victory in the World Cup, Emiliano Martinez does not seem to agree with his club. Aston Villa manager Unai Emery wants him to leave the Villans in favor of Moroccan international Yassine Bounou.

>> Emery would like Bounou to replace Martinez at Aston Villa

Brazilian players vote Ferreira to take over the squad

Abel Ferreira, the Portuguese coach of Palmeiras, is the favorite among the players in the Brazilian championship to succeed Tite at the head of the Brazilian selection. The UOL media has actually conducted a survey of 26 anonymous players in the championship, 30% kept the name Ferreira, who has won two Copa Libertadores, a Brazilian Cup and a championship with Palmeiras since 2020.

Mbappé would no longer be a priority for Real, according to the Spanish press

The soap opera Mbappé and Real Madrid may resume in the coming weeks. The PSG striker appeared on the cover of Marca on Monday. The Spanish paper assures that the Madrid club are not willing to reopen the door to the French striker… but are not completely ruling out a future transfer.

>> Information from the Spanish press about Real and Mbappé

Kanté also in the direction of Al-Nassr?

While the formalization of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo to Al-Nassr could take place quickly according to the Spanish media, will N’Golo Kanté join the Portuguese in Saudi Arabia? In any case, it is a possibility mentioned by Foot Mercato, which ensures that the club coached by Rudi Garcia would like to note the commitment of the French international this winter for an arrival next summer. The media say that Kanté, free at the end of the season, would not be against this idea.

Al-Nassr talks about the Ronaldo case

In an interview published on Flashscore, Marcelo Salazar, sporting director of Al-Nassr, talks about his club’s interest in Cristiano Ronaldo and assures that “the future will be revealed in time”.

“I have no right to say yes or no, he explains in particular. Let’s wait and see how things develop until the end of the year. As you can see, it is about ‘a negotiation of enormous size, not only for the club, but for the country and for world football, and which must be carried out by higher authorities’.

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Cunha on loan to Wolverhampton

Wolves announced on Sunday that Atlético de Madrid forward Matheus Cunha would be on loan until next June. A purchase option that ties him until 2027 could be exercised under certain conditions. This season, the Brazilian international has played 17 games with the Colchoneros for a meager record of 0 goals and 2 assists.

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