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Thomas Tuchel has reportedly been told NOT to sign Cristiano Ronaldo by former Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick.
The Times claims the current Austria boss advised Tuchel against leaving for Ronnie this summer.
Rangnick had a difficult relationship with Ronaldo during his stint as United’s caretaker manager last season.
And his influence on Tuchel is such that the German has told new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly not to pursue his initial interest.
Meanwhile, SunSport can exclusively reveal they are looking for West Ham’s veteran centre-back Craig Dawson to help ease their defensive woes.
Boss Steven Gerrard is trying to broker a deal for the veteran star ready to leave the Hammers for more playing time.
Gerrard will also hand 32-year-old Dawson, who has been a valuable member of West Ham’s squad since joining from Watford, a two-year deal.
He is close to returning from injury but the Hammers are reluctant to sell him at this point.
Elsewhere, SunSport can also reveal Man Utd will be loaning out Czech goalkeeper Matej Kovar if they get a new No2.
Sunderland could be tempted to make a move for the 22-year-old.
Kovar is keen to play regularly in the first team this season – something boss Erik ten Hag cannot guarantee him.
The youngster is rated highly at the Theater of Dreams and the club are keen to see him continue his development elsewhere for the campaign.
Wanda Nara has finally broken her silence on Mauro Icardi’s PSG future.
The player’s wife and agent are reportedly trying to orchestrate a move to Turkey before the deadline.
But Wanda plays her cards close to her chest.
She said: “I can advise him or give him an opinion, but he’s the one who decides whether to leave PSG.”
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