Saudis turn to Firmino after Ronaldo snub

With just weeks to go until the January transfer window opens, there’s a lot of gossip going around about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, whereabouts and, of course, deals!

TOP STORY: Al Nassr confirms Firmino interest

With Cristiano Ronaldo after denying reports of transfer talks with Al Nassr, the Mirror claim the Saudi club are turning their attention to the Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian is out of contract this summer and, with Liverpool keen to keep him beyond his current deal, Al-Nassr are hoping to land a coup by negotiating a pre-contract deal in January.

Firmino has been a major player for Liverpool since arriving from Merseyside seven and a half years ago, but the recent arrivals of Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez have had an impact on his playing time.

The 31-year-old has scored seven goals in 13 league appearances this year, as well as two Champions League goals and eight assists in all competitions.

The Brazilian may feel he has more to offer at the top level but a bumper payday might be tempting.

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– Bayern Munich consider move for Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Clelor Navas now that Neuer manual was ruled out for the season. That’s according to Footmercato, who believe Bayern are not ready to trust substitute goalkeepers Sven Ulreich (34) and youngster Johannes Schenk (19) for the rest of the campaign. Neuer broke his leg while skiing, and now Bayern are in panic mode trying to find a replacement.

– AC Milan and Internazionale are both tracking Fulham left-back and USA international Antonee Robinson, according to the Sun. Robinson, 25, impressed for the United States at the World Cup, with his speed in particular suggesting he could be an exciting addition for the right club at both ends of the pitch. It is believed that Inter were in Qatar watching Robinson while Milan, who tried to sign him three years ago, are back on track.

– Sport say Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez is pressuring club president Joan Laporta to make a bid for Real Sociedad star Martin Zubimendi. The Spanish outlet reports that while Barca have also committed to adding Chelsea N’Golo Kante (31) to their team, Zubimendi is the preferred long-term replacement for aging Sergio Busquetsthat’s why Xavi and sporting director Jordi Cruyff are so eager for Laporta to push for the 23-year-old.

– Erik Ten Haag has admitted Manchester United will do all they can to replace Ronaldo in January, with the Mail suggesting the club are keen to swoop in for the Benfica star Goncalo Ramos as well as the Netherlands flyer Cody Gakpo. United terminated Ronaldo’s contract last month, but that leaves a big hole in their side’s attacking side. United’s interest in in-form PSV Eindhoven Gakpo, 23, is clear, but they are also said to be watching Ramos, 21, who fired in front of Portugal’s front line in the latter stages of the World Cup and scored a hat trick in their 6-1 win over Switzerland.


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