New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag insisted on Monday that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale despite reports and rumors that the 37-year-old wants to leave Old Trafford to play in the upcoming competition. the UEFA Champions League.
Ronaldo did not join United for their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia, but he is apparently not a serious option for Chelsea or Bayern Munich at the moment. It seems that another team will not seek his services this summer either.
According to ESPN’s Julien Laurens, French giant Paris Saint-Germain turned down the opportunity to sign Ronaldo after being offered it by agent Jorge Mendes. Laurens notes that Mendes is close to Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Luis Campos and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and has spoken with the pair about a possible transaction.
“Sources added that PSG do not feel that Ronaldo is the right signing at the moment and that the club does not have enough room in their wage bill to pay him,” Laurens explained of the team that already has Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi. and Neymar in his attack.
Neymar has been linked with Chelsea in some transfer rumours, but it is unclear if PSG could sell the 30-year-old to any buyers this summer.
Ronaldo, who scored 24 goals in all competitions for United last season, is said to be dealing with a legitimate “family problem” that prevented him from taking part in United’s pre-season tour.
“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that’s it,” ten Hag said on Monday. “I am very much looking forward to working with him. I read [that he wants to leave]But what I am saying is that Cristiano is not for sale, he is in our plans and we want success together.
“I talked to him before this topic came up, I had a conversation with him and I had a good conversation. That’s between Cristiano and me. What I can confirm is that we had a very good conversation together.”
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