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Manchester United have reached an agreement with Juventus to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo. United have agreed to pay Juventus around €15m (£12.87m) plus a further €8m (£6.86m) in add-ons for the 36-year-old, who is set to sign a two-year contract after personal terms are finalised. © Associated Press Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes said on Friday afternoon his client's return to United was very close to being confirmed and the club officially announced the news shortly before 5pm.
Gary Neville has hailedand Raphael Varane as 'exciting' deals but warns that must sort out their goalkeeping situation.
Sancho completed his £73million move fromlast month, finally ending United's protracted pursuit of the 21-year-old winger.
The Red Devils are also set to bolster their defensive ranks withcentre-back Varane, who is on the verge of concluding his £42m move.
Although Neville admits he has been impressed with United's summer recruitment, he is adamant that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's main focus must now be on settling on a No 1 keeper between David de Gea and Dean Henderson.
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'I think Varane is really exciting. Sancho's exciting but it was almost inevitable that was going to happen,' Neville told. 'They needed to fill that right-wing spot. It's been a bit of a problem for the last year or two. I think demonstrating patience and getting him, to be fair, was a bit more measured.
'I think just sort the goalkeeping situation out, settle that down, decide who is going to be number one and United are in a good position defensively and Sancho can hopefully bring that balance that's needed in attack.'
Neville also praised United's transfer policy this summer and says his former club are starting to bring in the right kind of players to take the club forward.
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SAMI MOKBEL: The England captain and Tottenham star's protracted move to Manchester City has become the biggest transfer saga of the summer. But the Spurs striker has drawn a line under the episode to concentrate on the season ahead with Tottenham. © Provided by Daily Mail ( © Provided by Daily Mail ( Taking to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, the 28-year-old confirmed that he will remain in north London this season by writing: 'It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I've had in the last few weeks.
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He added: 'They're not getting players for the sake of it. Varane is exciting and I think last season, every United fan, every commentator, pundit, fan and analyst watched United and said, 'They need a partner for Harry Maguire', and they've got one.'
'If they can stay fit together, and obviously the two full-backs as well who have got great energy, both of them are great defenders – one of them is great going forward and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is definitely improving.'
De Gea has been United's No 1 since signing for the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011, however his form has been inconsistent in recent years which has also seen his lose his spot as Spain's first-choice keeper.
Henderson established himself as a credible threat to de Gea's position after impressing during his two seasons on loan at Sheffield United. The England star is however a doubt for the start of the season as he is suffering with prolonged fatigue after testing positive for Covid-19 three weeks ago.
De Gea was reportedly set to be displaced by Henderson after a poor performance against Villarreal at the end of last season as United lost the Europa League final to the Spanish side, but he is now set to start between the sticks for United's first fixture of the Premier League season against Leeds on August 14.
Tom Heaton is also in contention to start. The 35-year-old returned to club after leaving Aston Villa earlier this summer.
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The Gunners have already rejected an opening £25m offer from the Midlands side and insisted their youngster is not for sale this summer, but that has not deterred Dean Smith and Co.Villa returned with a second bid to test the Gunners' resolve but have been swiftly rebuffed once again.