Transfer MYTH-buster! The latest on Cristiano Ronaldo, the Liverpool midfield situation and more.

Transfer MYTH-buster! Cristiano Ronaldo COULD make a late move to Napoli, Chelsea have held talks with Wilfried Zaha, Southampton are Cody Gakpo’s favourites… and Liverpool are unlikely to sign a new midfielder despite Jurgen Klopp’s wishes

  • Cristiano Ronaldo set to stay at Old Trafford but Napoli remain keen
  • Chelsea held talks on Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha last week
  • Midfielders Sander Berge and Moises Caicedo unlikely to join Liverpool
  • Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong has flown to London for a few planned days off

The clock is ticking on the summer transfer window, with just a few days until the transfer window closes at 11pm on Thursday.

The future of some big names still remains uncertain, with a host of Premier League clubs still looking to wrap up transfer business.

sports mail clears up the rumors and clarifies where we are with some of the biggest deals possible in this window.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United and could join Napoli late

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future dominated Manchester United’s summer, with the Portuguese superstar making no secret of his desire to leave Old Trafford for a Champions League club, but a number of teams turned down the opportunity to sign the 37-year-old player.

It looks increasingly likely that he will stay at the club, although there is still a chance he could move to Napoli on a last-minute deal.

United should be done for business after agreeing deals for Antony and Martin Dubravka, who is expected to join on loan with an option to buy.

A Ronaldo departure could free up cash for a late move, but their current stance is that there will be no more revenue.

Cody Gakpo

Cody Gakpo is another striker who has been linked with a £38m move to United, but has also attracted interest from Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Nottingham Forest, Arsenal and Southampton.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are currently the most interested in the Dutch winger, with a PSV move to Gakpo more likely after their Champions League crash to Rangers last week.

Ruud van Nistelrooy’s side are also expected to complete the signing of Aston Villa winger Anwar El Ghazi today, who could replace Gakpo.

Southampton are pushing to agree a deal for PSV's Dutch international winger Cody Gakpo

Southampton are pushing to agree a deal for PSV’s Dutch international winger Cody Gakpo

Sander Berge/Moises Caicedo

Speculation grew after Jurgen Klopp confirmed he would like to sign a new midfielder with a plethora of names linked with a move to Anfield.

However, it is understood that neither Sander Berge nor Moises Caicedo are expected to move to Liverpool and the Reds are highly unlikely to add a midfielder before the deadline despite Klopp’s wishes.

The club would only sign a standard Champions League option who would enter Klopp’s squad immediately and none of the names that have been linked with the club are expected to progress further.

Sheffield United star Sander Berge is unlikely to arrive at Anfield before the transfer window closes

Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is also not expected to join Liverpool

Liverpool are unlikely to sign Moises Caicedo (R) or Sander Berge (L) this window

Jurgen Klopp had hoped to add a midfielder to his squad before Thursday's 11pm deadline.

Jurgen Klopp had hoped to add a midfielder to his squad before Thursday’s 11pm deadline.

Wilfried Zaha

Chelsea were linked with a shock move for Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha last week and the striker’s agent has been in talks with the Stamford Bridge side.

A transfer for the Ivory Coast international has not been ruled out, but there has been no offer as it stands.

Palace are lining up Watford’s Ismaila Sarr as a replacement if Zaha leaves for Chelsea, the winger is expected to be available for £25million. Palace have shown an interest in the Hornets star in previous windows and he is high on their wishlist.

Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha was linked with a shock move to Chelsea last week

Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha was linked with a shock move to Chelsea last week

Frankie de Jong

The transfer saga surrounding Frenkie de Jong dominated the summer and continues until the final days of the window.

Erik ten Hag wants a reunion at Old Trafford and talks with United have continued for most of the summer, while Chelsea have also expressed significant interest in the midfielder.

However, he is not expected to join the club or Liverpool, with the Dutchman fueling speculation on Sunday as he boarded a plane for London, but that was only for a while with De Jong and his partner who reportedly came to the UK for a wedding.

Frenkie de Jong sparked a whole host of speculation after boarding a flight to London this week

Frenkie de Jong sparked a whole host of speculation after boarding a flight to London this week

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Transfer MYTH-buster! The latest on Cristiano Ronaldo, the Liverpool midfield situation and more.

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