Real Madrid ready to sell Ronaldo, Barcelona to receive a £357 million bid for Messi, and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 11th October 2017
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. The international break has finally ended, and that means league football is all set to resume around Europe.
While players have been away from their clubs, there has been plenty of transfer talk running amok. With transfer rumours flying about ahead of the January transfer window (Boy, there have been some high-profile rumours floating about today!), here's a quick look at all the important transfer news, rumours and updates for the day from across the globe:
Manchester City plot staggering £357 million bid for Lionel Messi
It's only been half a day since Lionel Messi showed the world just how good he is, by netting a hattrick against Ecuador to propel Argentina towards the World Cup in Russia next year. However, talks about his future continue to steal a fraction of the limelight from his football.
Latest reports from The Sun suggest that his future at current club Barcelona could be approaching its end, as Manchester City are reportedly eyeing a mind-blowing bid of about £357 million to reunite Leo Messi and Pep Guardiola.
With not long left on his Barcelona contract, Messi still hasn't signed a new deal with the La Liga giants, prompting many fans to worry about the situation.
While the Barcelona authorities seem to believe that it's just a matter of time before Messi puts pen to paper on a new deal, the reports claim that Manchester City have opened talks with the Argentine's "inner circles"
Real Madrid are reportedly willing to sell Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United
It's almost a necessity to bring up questions over Cristiano Ronaldo's future every time a transfer window is approaching. Naturally, with the next transfer window just over 2 and a half months away, reports emerged earlier today that claimed that the Portuguese talisman may well be on his way out of Real Madrid in the near future.
As per the Daily Star via Diario Gol, Ronaldo has demanded a hike in wages yet again and has allegedly threatened to leave the club if his demands are not met.
However, the reports also add that the Los Blancos' management is growing tired of the 32-year old's tantrums and might actually be willing to offload their club legend, if an appropriate offer is received.
Manchester United have always been frontrunners everytime talks of Ronaldo's potential departure from Madrid arise. Jose Mourinho has publicly expressed his opinion on how wonderful a player Ronaldo is and could attempt to make the most of the unrest between Ronaldo and Madrid to try and lure the superstar back to Old Trafford
The reports further claim that United have already tabled a formal offer, which Florentino Perez, (who seems to have taken Ronaldo's presence for granted) hasn't yet taken seriously.