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Man Utd Deletes Instagram Post of C. Ronaldo After Internet Bashing, Liverpool In for Youssoufa Moukoko, Other Football Updates

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Abiala Dahunsi

Manchester United deleted an Instagram post after being bashed by Kevin Pietersen over Erik ten Hag’s treatment of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Red Devils’ official Instagram account posted a throwback picture of the former England cricketer at Old Trafford to help promote the upcoming T20 World Cup.
(Sun)

Chelsea co-controlling owner Todd Boehly may be open to signing Cristiano Ronaldo in January. Boehly has forged a close relationship with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes and was interested in signing the 37-year-old from Manchester United in the summer, but found opposition from then Blues boss Thomas Tuchel.(Daily Mail)

Thomas Frank insists he is enjoying life at Brentford despite featuring on Aston Villa’s list of possible replacements for Steven Gerrard.(Daily Mail)

Liverpool lead the race to sign Borussia Dortmund starlet Youssoufa Moukoko ahead of Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG, with the 17-year-old forward set to become a free agent next summer.(Daily Mail)

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane is awaiting final diagnosis on a hamstring injury threatening his World Cup but early indications are the problem is not as bad as first feared.(Daily Mail)

Fabio Cannavaro has reportedly tried to resign from his managerial position at Benevento, having been in charge for just four matches while amassing only two points.(Daily Mail)

Alphonso Davies’ Canadian national team shirt is no longer available on the national team website following a dispute between the governing body and the player’s agent.(Daily Mail)

Manchester City are monitoring Napoli star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia after he helped demolish Liverpool, according to reports.(Daily Star)

Lionel Messi could make his 1,000th career appearance with Argentina in the World Cup final – and fans reckon it is his destiny to lift the trophy.(Daily Star)

Aston Villa will only have to pay just over €10m (£8.67m) to appoint Ruben Amorim as their new head coach as the club remain in talks with the Sporting Lisbon manager.(Daily Telegraph)

Manchester United will allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave in the January transfer window, according to reports. But first he will sit down for crunch talks with Erik ten Hag on Monday.(The Sun)

Chelsea are interested in signing Ronaldo after his fall-out with Ten Hag, reports suggest.(The Sun)

Ten Hag has refused to confirm whether Manchester United will offer David de Gea a new contract.(The Sun)

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s 17-year-old German forward Youssoufa Moukoko. (Sport, via Mail)

Arsenal have cooled their interest in Eintracht Frankfurt’s French defender Evan Ndicka, 23, after handing a new deal to 24-year-old Brazil international Gabriel Magalhaes. (Express)

Aston Villa will have to pay 10m euros (£8.68m) to appoint Sporting Lisbon boss Ruben Amorim as their new manager. (Telegraph)

Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood says uncertainty over the future of current manager Antonio Conte is preventing England forward Harry Kane, 29, and South Korea forward Son Heung-min, 30, from signing new deals. (Sky Sports, via Express)

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Kane is “one of the best players in the world”. (Talksport)

Chelsea could offer Morocco winger Hakim Ziyech, 29, in a player-plus-cash deal for Juventus and France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 27. (Calciomercato – in Italian)

Ajax chief executive Edwin van der Sar says he told Arsenal the Dutch club would not be selling 24-year-old Argentine defender Lisandro Martinez, just weeks before he joined Manchester United. (Times – subscription required)

Leicester City legend Gary Lineker says the Foxes “struck gold again” with the £15m summer signing of 24-year-old Belgium defender Wout Faes. (Leicestershire Live)

Manchester United defender Raphael Varane, 29, could be fit to play for France at the World Cup as his hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared. (ESPN)

Former Everton defender Jonjoe Kenny, 25, says he rejected a new deal with the Toffees because he had to leave England to continue his development with Hertha Berlin last summer. (Liverpool Echo)

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