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Ronaldo Makes Scoring Return Against Ajax

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo made a welcomed return to the pitch during the Italian champions’ Champions League quarterfinal first leg clash with Dutch Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.

The former Manchester United superstar was on the scoresheet as his Juventus side played out a 1-1 draw with a youthful Ajax team.

Ronaldo scored the all-important away goal for Juventus to give the Old Lady the lead on the stroke of halftime off an assist from national team colleague Joao Cancelo.

The hosts equalised straight after the restart through Brazilian striker David Neres who profited from a mistake from the aforementioned Cancelo.

Juventus ensured that the home side didn’t add to their tally despite their industry and it was even the Italians who came close to snatching the second goal towards the end of the game through substitute Douglas Costa who hit the post with a well taken shot.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored another goal in the quarterfinals of the Champions League to take his tally to 24 goals in 21 appearances in the last eight.

He has scored 125 goals in the Champions League.

The goal against Ajax also took his tally for the season to 25 goals in all competitions in what has been a productive first year at Juventus.

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Why Sporting Reject €50m Man Utd Bid For Bruno Fernandes

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Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon have turned down a big bid from Manchester United for one of their best players.

Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes has been attracting the interest of Premier League giants Manchester United this summer.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Manchester United have turned down a €50m bid for Bruno Fernandes with the club holding out for the excess of €70m despite the fact that the player has a gentleman agreement with the club.

The gentleman agreement is for the club to release him if they receive at least €35m for the Portuguese international midfielder.

Recent reports also revealed that there’s an English bid of €62m for the player.

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Bruno Fernandes for the majority of this summer’s transfer window.

Bruno Fernandes has a release clause of €100m in his Sporting Lisbon contract at the moment but the Portuguese giants are willing to sell their star player for less.

The 24-year-old had a season to remember in the last campaign after he scored 32 goals and also provided 18 assists for Sporting Lisbon in 53 games in all competitions.

He won the Portuguese Cup with his club last season after the penalty shootout victory over rivals FC Porto.

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Juventus In Talks With Man Utd For Quality Attacker

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Paolo Dybala

Italian Serie A champions Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Manchester United over one of their players.

This is according to popular Italian news outlet Tuttosport which revealed that Juventus are in talks to sell petite attacker Paolo Dybala.

Juventus are said to be in talks with two clubs.

The Italians have been in negotiations with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and English club Manchester United for the aforementioned player.

Dybala has not resolved his future at Juventus since the Old Lady appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager.

Sarri left Chelsea for Juventus this summer after just one season with the west London giants.

The Italian tactician has penned a three-year deal at Juventus until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Paolo Dybala is still on holidays after his exertions for Argentina at the recently concluded COPA America tournament in Brazil.

Hosts Brazil emerged as champions while Dybala and Argentina finished the tournament in the third position ahead of immediate past champions Chile.

Brazil won the tournament on home soil after a 3-1 win over surprise finalists Peru.

Paolo Dybala is expected to return to Juventus in the coming days after his holiday.

The rest of the Juventus are in the United States at the moment for the International Champions Cup (ICC).

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Inter Milan Offer Tempting Swap Deal For Romelu Lukaku

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Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan have offered a tempting swap deal in their chase of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku this summer.

This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.

Romelu Lukaku has emerged as the top transfer target for Inter Milan who are keen to end the Serie A dominance of rivals Juventus.

Italian champions Juventus sealed an eighth straight league title at the end of last season as the likes of Inter Milan,  Napoli and AS Roma.

New Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has requested for the signing of the aforementioned Lukaku as he tried to build a squad capable of usurping Juventus at the top of the Italian football.

Conte wants Lukaku to be the man to lead his frontline in the new season but the financial demands from Manchester United could prevent a deal.

Inter Milan have had several bids turned down by Manchester United who want to recoup the money spent on him.

The Red Devils spent £75m to sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton in 2017.

The latest bid from Inter Milan is a swap deal of €65m plus Nerazurri winger Ivan Perisic who has previously been linked with Manchester United.

The latest bid form Inter Milan was confirmed by Calciomercato.

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