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Sport Rumour Has It: Lukaku to Barcelona? Ronaldo keen to see out Juve contract

11:10  05 april  2021
11:10  05 april  2021 Source:   goal.com

Ronaldo not immune to Juve criticism – Morata

  Ronaldo not immune to Juve criticism – Morata Cristiano Ronaldo will be affected by criticism of Juventus, just like any of his team-mates, says Alvaro Morata.Ronaldo joined Juve in 2018, signing a four-year deal in Turin.

We round up the front and back pages across Europe as Friday sees the transfer rumour mill crank into gear once again.

We round up the front and back pages across Europe as Friday sees the transfer rumour mill crank into gear once again. - BeSoccer. Juve reportedly want the 19-year-old on a permanent deal, while Marseille are open to bringing him to Ligue 1 on loan. - As Lukaku nears a switch to Juventus, FCInterNews says Inter have turned to Atalanta's Duvan Zapata. The Colombia forward, who scored 28 goals in all competitions last season, is valued at €60m and Inter are willing to include Matteo Politano in exchange.

Romelu Lukaku has starred for Inter since arriving from Manchester United in 2019.

Romelu Lukaku is crucial to Inter's Scudetto hopes © Getty Images Romelu Lukaku is crucial to Inter's Scudetto hopes

Lukaku is spearheading Inter's quest for a Serie A title, with Antonio Conte's side clear atop the table.

His exploits, however, have not gone unnoticed in Europe.

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Inter star Romelu Lukaku is flattered by Barcelona's interest but is not looking to leave the Nerazzurri, according to Mundo Deportivo.


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Lukaku has been linked with Barca, Real Madrid and former club Chelsea following his exploits for Inter, who are closing in on the Scudetto.

Happy Ronaldo still has more years at Juventus, says Pepe

  Happy Ronaldo still has more years at Juventus, says Pepe The achievements of Cristiano Ronaldo are not given the credit they deserve because he delivers so regularly, insists Pepe.The forward has 25 goals in 27 Serie A matches this season, topping the league's scoring charts, four clear of nearest rival Romelu Lukaku.

Leon Goretzka, whose contract runs out in 2022, has said that he is happy at Bayern Munich and has pointed towards signing an extension in Bavaria. “I feel very comfortable here,” the 26-year-old told ZDF. “Bavaria has helped me a lot in the last few years to take the next step. It is said that the former Porto man, 28, is keen to play more regular football. As things stand, the form of Luke Shaw is keeping the Brazilian on the bench.

As it stands, Dortmund are set to miss out on Champions League qualification, with the German side fifth and seven points adrift of fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt following Saturday's loss. Haaland is a player in demand, linked with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona , Manchester United Pep Guardiola's City have been heavily linked with Barcelona superstar Messi, who is out of contract at season's end. But City now appear determined to prise Haaland from Dortmund as Sergio Aguero prepares to leave. Aguero has been linked with the likes of Chelsea, Inter, Barca, PSG and Juventus

But Lukaku is happy at Inter, with the Belgium international only possibly leaving San Siro should the Italian powerhouse seek to raise funds.

ROUND-UP

- Tuttosport reports Cristiano Ronaldo wants to see out his Juventus contract, which runs until June 2022. Ronaldo has been tipped to leave Turin, where Juve are struggling under Andrea Pirlo this season. Former clubs Madrid and United have emerged as possible destinations, as well as Paris Saint-Germain. However, Ronaldo is keen to continue at the club, should they qualify for the Champions League.

- PSG star Kylian Mbappe remains a priority signing for Madrid, claims Diario AS. Mbappe has been a long-term target in the Spanish capital, though the economic fallout following the coronavirus pandemic appears to have derailed Madrid's pursuit. But Los Blancos – also linked with in-demand Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland – are still determined to prise Mbappe from Paris.

Romelu Lukaku surpasses Ronaldo's Inter Milan goalscoring record in 13 fewer games

  Romelu Lukaku surpasses Ronaldo's Inter Milan goalscoring record in 13 fewer games Lukaku has been in red-hot form under Conte this seasonThe Belgium international's performances at the spearhead of the attack have helped propel the Nerazzurri into an eight point lead over AC Milan at the Serie A summit, and they also have a game in hand.

“ It ’s because Jorge Mendes has been given instructions to actually find a team for Ronaldo . We have seen this in the last six months, he was linked to Real Madrid. “Real Madrid said: ‘no chance! He’s not coming back’. “For months in the technical secretariats of the big European clubs it has been known that Juve wants to get rid of Cristiano Ronaldo 's salary, with two more years of his contract ,” he said. “Hence, he was related to Real Madrid a while ago and now with PSG: Mendes is doing his job. “At the BBC I made the mistake of saying that he had been offered to Barcelona instead of explaining that

Leon Goretzka, whose contract runs out in 2022, has said that he is happy at Bayern Munich and has pointed towards signing an extension in Bavaria. “I feel very comfortable here,” the 26-year-old told ZDF. “Bavaria has helped me a lot in the last few years to take the next step. That is why the tendency is clearly towards Bayern.” It is said that the former Porto man, 28, is keen to play more regular football. As things stand, the form of Luke Shaw is keeping the Brazilian on the bench. Rodgers eyes Celtic raid.

- Record reports United are ready to make a move for Sporting CP star Nuno Mendes, who has also been linked with Manchester City and Liverpool. United could reportedly use Alex Telles in a deal to sign the Portuguese full-back.

- Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli is eyeing a new deal amid interest from Barca and Chelsea, according to Calciomercato. Romagnoli is contracted to the Rossoneri until 2022. Barca's reported pursuit comes as they eye the likes of Bayern Munich star David Alaba, City duo Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero, Lyon forward Memphis Depay and Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Injured Ronaldo to miss Juve's Serie A clash with Atalanta .
Juventus will be without injured forward Cristiano Ronaldo for their Serie A fixture against Atalanta, head coach Andrea Pirlo has revealed.The Portugal forward has been struggling with the injury sustained in Juve's 3-1 win over Genoa last Sunday and has not taken a full part in training this week, with Paulo Dybala set to start instead.

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