Cristiano Ronaldo held talks about his Manchester United future with boss Erik ten Hag on Tuesday, as Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich both dominated out a move for the forward.
The 37-year-old arrived at United’s Carrington coaching floor together with his agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday morning for talks.
Former United supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson was additionally seen arriving, however it’s understood that he was there for a common board assembly with chief government Richard Arnold.
Ronaldo returned to the UK on Monday after lacking the membership’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia as a result of household causes, with the reason accepted by the membership.
Ten Hag admitted that he was unclear in regards to the scenario forward of the tour – however Ronaldo is now again within the United setup after coaching away from the squad in current weeks.
The Portugal captain has instructed United that he needs to go away this summer time amid considerations that he shall be unable to compete for the most important trophies on the membership.
But United’s stance relating to Ronaldo’s future has remained unchanged: United are prepared to hearken to affords for Ronaldo this summer time, Sky Sports News understands, however the membership’s public stance stays that he’s not for sale.
Ten Hag mentioned in Bangkok that Ronaldo, who has one 12 months remaining on his United contract, is in his plans for the season forward and expects him to remain on the membership.
“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that is it. I’m trying forward to working with him. Cristiano just isn’t for sale. He is in our plans and we wish success collectively,” the Dutchman mentioned.
“He’s not with us and it is as a result of private points. I spoke with him earlier than this difficulty got here up. I had a dialog with him and I had a good discuss. That is between Cristiano and me. What I can affirm is that we had a actually good dialog collectively. I did not converse to him after (the information).”
Atlético and Bayern both rule out signing Ronaldo
Atlético Madrid and Bayern Munich have both dominated themselves out of the working to signal Ronaldo.
Atletico had been linked with a move for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, however their president Enrique Cerezo has labeled a move for the Real Madrid icon as “virtually not possible”.
“I’ve already mentioned this a number of instances, I do not know who invented the Cristiano story however I’ll let you know that it is virtually not possible that he involves Atletico de Madrid,” Cerezo instructed reporters on Tuesday, by way of El Partidazo De Cope.
“Rumours are rumors and they’ve to remain as rumors. If you retain on fueling the rumors then finally it is going to appear like it is one thing actual, which it isn’t.”
Meanwhile, Bayern chief government Oliver Kahn mentioned that, regardless of preliminary consideration and even after dropping star striker Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, the Bundesliga champions is not going to be pursuing a move for Ronaldo.
Earlier in July, Kahn instructed German journal Kicker that Ronaldo doesn’t match into the membership’s recruitment philosophy, and he reiterated the remarks in an interview with Bild.
“We mentioned about Cristiano Ronaldo internally, I contemplate him one of many best gamers ever,” Kahn mentioned.
“Then we got here to the conclusion that, regardless of appreciation for Cristiano, he wouldn’t match into our philosophy within the present scenario.”
Has Ronaldo run out of choices?
Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy:
“As we have seen on Instagram, Ronaldo has been preserving match, so there aren’t any considerations from Manchester United about his health or bodily stage; he is one of many fittest gamers in world soccer.
“Ultimately, Ronaldo did state his want to go away Old Trafford, however he is working out of choices, and it looks like he is truly going to have to remain. Perhaps he’ll strive and swing it the place the 25 % pay minimize in his contract shall be waived away by United, maybe he needs to maneuver and muscle a new deal, we’ll have to attend and see. But it does not appear like Stamford Bridge is on his playing cards.
“Chelsea have distanced themselves from a deal for Ronaldo, as have Bayern Munich, Napoli and a lot of different elite golf equipment that Jorge Mendes, who’s Ronaldo’s agent, has tried to promote him to.
“That provide from Saudi Arabia is astronomical however finally, it doesn’t give Cristiano Ronaldo what he needs, which is that legacy. He needs to realize Champions League data that he thinks nobody else will have the ability to obtain sooner or later.
“He needs to log off on the absolute highest stage. Now, it appears to be like more and more like he must keep at Manchester United as a result of there aren’t any bidders from the massive golf equipment.
“Everyone has their forwards already, and Chelsea, who’re the one membership trying like they might truly doubtlessly be spun by what Cristiano Ronaldo affords off the pitch as a result of we had been instructed that Mendes, whereas being in entrance of those golf equipment, was placing forward his numbers by way of social media affect, sponsorship that he rakes in, the business acquire of his shirt gross sales and stuff like that. But even they now say he isn’t of their plans. Their quick intention is to strengthen the protection.
“So, that leaves Ronaldo actually with not many decisions. We know that he does wish to be competing on the highest stage so if he does go to Saudi Arabia that cuts towards all the things he has mentioned and all the things we truly learn about him and his profession .
“Manchester United have at all times been very calm and very comfy. They have insisted he isn’t for sale, and he’ll see out the final 12 months of his contract. How they maneuver this now going forward we’ll see, however Ronaldo is preserving match , so that they haven’t any points or issues or fears over what state he’ll report again to pre-season in.”
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