CRISTIANO RONALDO’S Al-Nassr move has sparked a mind-boggling merry-go round – with Manchester United at the centre.

Besiktas want to replace United target Wout Weghorst with Vincent Aboubakar – the striker Al-Nassr booted out to make way for Ron.

Cameroon frontman Vincent Aboubakar could be heading to Besiktas after his axing by Saudi club Al-Nassr

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Cameroon frontman Vincent Aboubakar could be heading to Besiktas after his axing by Saudi club Al-NassrCredit: AFP
Burnley's Wout Weghorst has been on loan at Besiktas but is tipped for a temporary switch to Man utd

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Burnley’s Wout Weghorst has been on loan at Besiktas but is tipped for a temporary switch to Man utdCredit: Getty

It suggests the Red Devils are close to landing Holland forward Weghorst on loan from Burnley, following his temporary spell in Turkey.

United terminated Ronaldo’s contract in November – leading to a rollercoaster of rumours and heated transfer speculation.

Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag made it clear he wanted more firepower.

And he’s turned to Weghorst, the giant hitman who famously struck twice late on as a sub in the World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.

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Holland’s direct play once he came on snatched a 2-2 draw, only for eventual tournament winners Argentina to triumph 4-3 on penalties.

Meanwhile, Cameroon skipper Aboubakar was the player who made way when legend Ronaldo moved to Al-Nassr last week.

 Saudi League rules limit each club to registering eight foreign players.

And Besiktas reportedly want the 30-year-old back for a THIRD spell.

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He originally joined on loan from Porto in 2019 and returned a year later in a permanent deal.

If Weghorst does exit Turkey for Old Trafford, it won’t stop Ten Hag targeting at least one more attacking signing this month.

But he lost out to Liverpool for PSV’s Holland wideman Cody Gakpo.

And it’s claimed the Red Devils are baulking at Atletico Madrid’s demands over Joao Felix.

Arsenal are also keen on the Portugal winger.



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