Cristiano Ronaldo's dream homecoming to Manchester United has not gone quite to plan so far.
While Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in 22 games – double the amount of any other United player – his team have otherwise struggled this term.
And with United in a serious battle to qualify for next season's Champions League, an early parting of the ways could be on the cards.
TOP STORY – RONALDO'S TOP-FOUR ULTIMATUM
Ronaldo's representatives have informed United that the superstar forward will leave if the club miss out on a top-four finish in the Premier League, according to The Sun.
The Portugal international, who penned a two-year contract in August with the option of a further year, is said to be concerned by the direction in which United are heading.
Ralf Rangnick's side beat Brentford 3-1 on Tuesday but still remain seventh, albeit now just two points off fourth-placed West Ham with a game in hand.
Serial winner Ronaldo last week questioned the attitude of some of his United team-mates and then reacted angrily to being substituted off during the win at Brentford.
3 important points! well done ladspic.twitter.com/nzPNhrdIAi— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) January 19, 2022
– Bayern Munich will consider selling Robert Lewandowski at the end of the season if their talisman turns down the offer of a new deal, according to Bild. Lewandowski, who received The Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year on Monday, is out of contract at the end of 2022-23.
– Goal reports that Atletico Madrid have no intention of allowing Luis Suarez to complete a sensational return to the Premier League this month. The former Liverpool striker had been touted as a target for Aston Villa, who are now under the management of his old team-mate Steven Gerrard.
– Chelsea have set their sights on a trio of Barcelona players, reports El Nacional. Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is said to be particularly keen on Frenkie de Jong, while full-back Sergino Dest and youngster Gavi are also targets.
– Meanwhile, Sport say that Barca are interested in Chelsea's Andreas Christensen. Barca are hoping to reach a pre-contract agreement with the defender this month.
All eyes on the ball pic.twitter.com/6ZR4X57gJs— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 20, 2022
– Newcastle United must fend off competition from another Premier League club for the signing of Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos, claims Sky Sports. The Magpies are also reported to be interested in Jesse Lingard.
– Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the subject of a loan bid, with an obligation to buy, from Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. The Gabon international is out of the picture under Mikel Arteta and may be granted permission to leave for the rest of 2021-22. Goal are reporting that story.