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The transfer market hotted up on Thursday with the news that Manchester City have been holding talks with Cristiano Ronaldo’s representatives over a possible move.
However, in a dramatic turn of events rivals Manchester United confirmed on Friday afternoon that they have reached an agreement to bring the five-time Ballon d’Or winner back to Old Trafford.
Elsewhere, negotiations between PSG and Real Madrid over the signing of Kylian Mbappe are still ongoing after the Spanish club put in a second bid for the French star on Thursday.
Join Paavan Mohindru throughout Friday and Saturday for the latest news and updates from across the game.
How did the Ronaldo deal come to pass?
Sir Alex Ferguson, Rio Ferdinand and a network of former teammates convinced Cristiano Ronaldo to shun Manchester City and return to Old Trafford.
This was one of the most sensational transfers in living memory and Laurie Whitwell, Adam Crafton et al have all the details about exactly how this went down.
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