Watch: Fabrizio Romano’s latest transfer update on Cristiano Ronaldo
The uncertainty around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United has been one of the biggest talking points in the transfer window.
Ronaldo returned to United for a second spell last summer and then registered 24 goals and three assists in 37 appearances in all competitions.
Despite his individual efforts, United had another trophyless season and missed out on Champions League qualification after finishing sixth in the Premier League.
The 37-year-old, who isn’t on United’s pre-season tour due to personal reasons, now wants to leave Old Trafford for a second time.
According to reports, an unnamed club from Saudi Arabia offered Ronaldo a two-year contract worth £2million-a-week, but he turned it down.
The striker has also been linked with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid in recent weeks but a deal is yet to materialise.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has been covering the story and provided the latest during a talk with CBS Sports.
“The situation is still very complicated,” Romano said. “Cristiano wants to leave but Erik ten Hag still hopes to change his mind and have Cristiano Ronaldo as part of the team.
“Manchester United insist that Cristiano is not for sale but Cristiano’s agent is trying to push with clubs around Europe.
“It is not easy because at the moment Chelsea are not keen on this kind of deal in particular Thomas Tuchel, and Bayern also stated in public that they are not interested in Ronaldo but Jorge Mendes is still pushing.
“He received proposals from Arabic clubs but at the moment Cristiano is waiting for some European opportunity. He wants to continue in Europe and Ten Hag is waiting to have a new conversation with Cristiano.”
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