Transfer news LIVE: Ronaldo Man Utd exit, Chelsea swap deal, mystery £60m Raphinha bid | Football | Sport

The start of the pre-season is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing: the summer transfer window is well and truly in full swing. Across the country, elite teams are starting to move as they seek to strengthen their squads and shed some of their deadwood ahead of the new Premier League campaign.

Manchester United’s nightmare summer so far could worsen after reports on Thursday night claimed Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to leave if the club did not start signing players for Erik ten Hag.

United chiefs are currently working on a deal for Frenkie de Jong, but the fee has proven to be a sticking point, with Barcelona having turned down several offers in the past. Ajax stars Antony and Jurrien Timber have also been strongly linked with Christian Eriksen still considering his future with United and Brentford in pursuit of his signing.

While United have struggled to push through their summer spending, Arsenal and Tottenham have already welcomed plenty of additions and the pair are battling with Chelsea and Barcelona for Leeds star Raphinha. The Brazilian’s transfer saga has already been going on for weeks and has taken many twists and turns with his future still up in the air.

Cities like Manchester City, Liverpool and Newcastle are also looking to spend more money before the end of the window, so it’s fair to say there’s plenty going on to watch.

For all the latest updates throughout the day, stay tuned to the Express Sport transfer blog below.

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