Cristiano Ronaldo urges Real Madrid president to beat Arsenal to exciting transfer

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly urging club president Florentino Perez to seal the transfer of Paris Saint-Germain winger and Arsenal target Goncalo Guedes.

The Daily Mail recently linked the Portugal international as a potential target for the Gunners, who look in urgent need of reinforcements in attack.

Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are heading towards being free agents next summer, with the Daily Mirror reporting that the former is a target for the likes of Manchester City, while Ozil has been strongly linked with Manchester United, also by the Mirror.

Guedes could be just the signing to help replace the duo in Arsene Wenger’s attack, but it seems the Frenchman’s bid to bring him in could become a little trickier.

Goncalo Guedes celebrates a goal for Valencia
Goncalo Guedes is attracting transfer interest from Arsenal and Real Madrid

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According to Don Balon, Ronaldo is sending strong messages to Perez over bringing in Guedes, whom he clearly rates highly.

The 32-year-old is said to see Guedes as an ideal signing to partner him in attack next season as Real also look to make changes to their struggling front three.

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have been particularly unconvincing so far this term and Zinedine Zidane could do with shaking things up a bit.

Guedes, meanwhile, has shown he can do the business in La Liga with an impressive start to life on loan at Valencia.

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