Manchester United identify £670,000-a-week player as replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo

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Manchester United could move for Neymar this summer should Cristiano Ronaldo leave Old Trafford, according to French media outlet RMC Sport via Metro.

Ronaldo is reportedly considering his future at Manchester United as he isn’t happy with the club’s summer transfer activity.

Ronaldo is set to have confided to members of his close circle that he could leave this summer.

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes even met with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to discuss the possibility of Ronaldo joining Manchester United.

The 37 year old Portugal international was Manchester United’s top goalscorer last season with 24 goals in all competitions.

Should Ronaldo find a new club this summer, the report claims Manchester United could make a move for PSG forward Neymar.

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According to the publication, the Brazilian superstar is now seriously considering a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.

The new sporting director of PSG Luis Campos reportedly wants to sell Neymar this summer and has the backing of the club owners.

RMC claim United could be interested in signing the former Barcelona star should Ronaldo leave.

Premier League rivals Chelsea are also named as a possible destination with the Blues looking to sign a new forward after giving up on Romelu Lukaku.

Neymar reportedly earns £670,000 a week at Paris Saint-Germain, which is a massive salary to pay just one footballer.

Newcastle United are also an option although previous reports have claimed Neymar would have no interest in a move to Tyneside.

Meanwhile, Brazil legend Rivaldo has suggested that Antony should leave Ajax this summer to join Manchester United.

“Another player that is heavily under the Premier League’s radar is Ajax’s Antony, who enjoyed a fantastic 2021-22 season and I’m sure he attracted the attention of bigger clubs,” Rivaldo told Betfair.

“At the moment, Manchester United – who have his former manager Erik ten Hag – seems to be the closest club to signing him and I’m confident we’ll all enjoy watching him play at Old Trafford.

“Just like [Leeds United winger] Raphinha, he might benefit from playing at a bigger club to get closer to being a regular at the World Cup, though I also think his place in the squad is safe since Tite has been calling him up lately and has confidence in his qualities.”