Tuesday’s gossip: Ronaldo, Kante, Rashford, Akanji, Marquinhos

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Cristiano Ronaldo turned down a £211million-a-year salary to play for an unnamed club in Saudi Arabia, but of Manchester United The 37-year-old Portuguese striker is now reconsidering the offer. (Athletic via Mirror – subscription required)external link

England pair striker Marcus Rashford, 24, and left-back Luke Shaw, 27, plus Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, 31, Portugal full-back Diogo Dalot, 23, and Brazilian midfielder Fred, 29 , they could all leave. Manchester United as freemen next June when their contracts expire. But the club can trigger a clause that will extend all his deals by a year. (Manchester Evening News)external link

of Manchester City Switzerland’s new centre-back Manuel Akanji, 27, who joined in September from Borussia Dortmund for £15 million, he admitted to advocating Manchester United like a child. (Black)external link

Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta wants to send Brazilian winger Marquinhos, 19, out on loan to gain more game time and wants to bring in a short-term replacement in the next transfer window. (FourFourTwo)external link

RB Leipzig rejected an offer from Chelsea for Croatia defender Josko Gvardiol, 20, as they are convinced other clubs will be in the race to sign him next summer, including City of Manchester. (Fabricio Romano)external link

Manchester United believe their chances of landing Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong, 25, have been hit by their own “indecision” as they consider whether to meet of Barcelona Asking price £73m. (mirror) external link

Benfica President Rui Costa believes that the 64 million pounds Liverpool paid forward for Darwin Nunez justified their decision to let the 23-year-old Uruguay striker leave the Portuguese club. (Post office)external link

Belgian striker Divock Origi, 27, who joined Milan as a free agent from Liverpool in July, he was labeled the worst signing of the summer in Serie A. (Post office)external link

Chelsea Owner Todd Boehly has hinted Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, 21, of possible moves to Stamford Bridge in a bid to overturn his decision to signBrighton manager Graham Potter on transfer deadline day. (Athlete – membership required) external link

Thierry Henry praised Folarin Balogun, 21, for his decision to join Reims borrowed from Arsenal – The American-born striker has scored five goals in seven appearances for the Ligue 1 side. (Evening Standard)external link

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