Transfer news, rumours: Cristiano Ronaldo requests Manchester United departure, Lisandro Martinez race update, more

What could be better than a cup of coffee and the latest transfer news? Join us as CBS Sports provides the latest updates from around the world and what they mean for your favorite teams. Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City is almost done, while Manchester United have thrown in the ring for Lisandro Martinez. Monza are arguably the most interesting team in the transfer market in the world, Everton have their eye on a Richarlion replacement and more.

Let’s get to the transfer moves:

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The biggest transfer stories of the day. These are the deals that are happening, or at least about to get done.

Manchester City complete deal with Kalvin Phillips

Phillips turned down two other proposals to join City, according to CBS Sports insider Fabrizio Romano, and for good reason, as he will have a shot at winning the Premier League title in Manchester. He will likely improve team depth if he plays with Rodri, but Phillips will also be able to give City a strong double linchpin defensively. Darko Gyabi will also join Leeds United on a €7m deal.

Along with the sale of Gabriel Jesus to ArsenalCity’s summer activities are falling into place. being Chelsea looking for a deal for Raheem Sterling which leaves Marc Cucurella as the next target on Pep Guardiola’s wish list. Changes are coming as City remake the squad, but so far all the names coming in will improve their advantage over the course of the season.

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These moves may not be immediately imminent, but there is a lot of transfer fire in all the smoke these players and teams may be venting.

Interest in Lisandro Martinez flares up

Arsenal already followed the versatile defender of Ajax, but they may face competition from Erik ten Hag, who wants to make the selection of Manchester United again. Able to play as a centre-back, left-back or defensive midfielder, Martinez would enhance the versatility of any squad he plays in. Arsenal would likely see him as a left-back due to Kieran Tierney’s injuries piling up, while Manchester United could use him anywhere on the pitch.

Martinez does want to leave Ajax for the Premier League, but it remains to be seen which team will bring him in. Manchester United submitted a higher bid than Arsenal, but the Gunners did not give up the pursuit. with United close to finalizing their deal for right-back Tyrell MalaciaMartinez is next on the wish list.

Cristiano Ronaldo asks to leave Manchester United

Ronaldo will remain at Man United and have made a transfer request in the event that Red Devils receive an adequate offer for his departure. He wants to play in the Champions League and compete for a league title at the same time, something United cannot do these days as they move to a new coach. The trio of teams best positioned to make a move for Ronaldo appear to be Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Napoli. That said, Manchester United continue to take a strong stance that he is not for sale. After his agent Jorge Mendes recently… spotted meeting with Chelsea owner/acting sporting director Todd Boehlythis may be a request that becomes a question if no solution is found.

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These moves may be speculative, but they are there to watch.

Monza looks set to make a splash with adding Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala

After being promoted to Serie A for the first time in club history after a playoff win over Pisa, Monza are looking to announce their arrival to the top tier in a big way. The team has been on quite an upward trajectory since Silvio Berlusconi took over in 2018 when they played in Serie C. Now that they are in the top league, they know you have to score goals to stay there. According to Gianluca DiMarzio, Monza dreams of adding Mauro Icardi from PSG.

It’s no secret that PSG have to sell and shorten their squad and Icardi’s career has gone downhill since he left Inter Milan. He made just 64 league appearances for PSG during his three seasons there, but Icardi’s eye for goal remains, scoring 23 and assisting five more in that time. It would be quite a statement for Monza to bring the 29-year-old back to Italy, but that’s not the only name they’re targeting.

Paulo Dybala is in talks with Inter Milan, but conversations are stuck† Monza has contacted his agent to investigate the possibility of adding Dybala to their team. While it is certainly a dream transfer for them, showing ambition at this level certainly indicates that Monza will make a big splash in the transfer market sooner or later.

Everton targets Emmanuel Dennis to fill Richarlison’s void

As Watford rebuilds the championship, manager Rob Edwards has requested that the team go into the season with just 11 non-natives on the squad to ensure they can all make it into the match roster due to the EFL rule of 11. These sale has already seen Cucho Hernandez join the Columbus Crew and Emmanuel Dennis as the next departure candidate.

Dennis impressed in the Premier League, scoring 10 goals and assisting six more following his move to Watford and the 24-year-old still has room to grow. Like Richarlison, Dennis can be deployed as a striker in a front two or on the left wing, bringing a high defensive work rate into play. Dennis struggled to integrate at Club Brugge or Cologne before moving to Watford, but he brought up some of those issues in an interview with Brila.

“I was tired of Belgium and had no fun anymore. I was dead in my head, completely dead. The worst part was that I took this bad feeling to Germany in January. I had mental problems when I was loaded to Cologne,” Dennis said.

With those struggles behind him, he certainly has a lot to offer Everton if a transfer were to happen.

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