Cristiano Ronaldo: Is the Manchester United striker running out of options to walk away from Old Trafford? | football news

Cristiano Ronaldo could stay at Manchester United as the Portuguese international is running out of options to walk away from Old Trafford this summer after Chelsea recently distanced themselves from any potential deal.

Ronaldo remains absent from United’s pre-season tour to Australia amid speculation of a transfer away from Old Trafford.

United will play Europa League football next season – something Ronaldo has never done during his illustrious playing career – and the 37-year-old wants to leave United while he pursues Champions League football.

Reports have suggested Ronaldo has a mega-money offer on the table from Saudi Arabia, but it’s a deal that doesn’t appeal to the superstar.

‘Ronaldo runs out of options’

Sky Sports News lead reporter Melissa Reddy in Melbourne:

“As we have seen on Instagram, Ronaldo has stayed fit, so Manchester United have no worries about his fitness or fitness level; he is one of the fittest players in world football.

“In the end, Ronaldo expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford, but he is running out of options and it looks like he will have to stay.

“Maybe he will try to change him and United will waive the 25 per cent pay cut in his contract, maybe he will want to maneuver and force a new deal, we will have to wait and see. But it doesn’t look like Stamford Bridge is on their cards.”

Man Utd’s Ronaldo’s stance doesn’t change

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Cristiano Ronaldo is preparing for the new season away from Man Utd’s pre-season tour

Manchester United’s stance regarding the future of Cristiano Ronaldo has remained unchanged.

The club are willing to listen to offers for Ronaldo this summer, Sky Sports News understands, but the club’s public stance remains that he is not for sale.

Erik ten Hag said in Bangkok that Ronaldo, who has one year left on his United contract, is in his plans for next season and hopes he will stay at the club.

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reiterated that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and is in his plans for next season.

“We are planning Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that’s it. I really want to work with him. Cristiano is not for sale. He is in our plans and we want success together.”

“He is not with us and it is for personal reasons. I spoke with him before this topic came up. I had a conversation with him and I had a good talk. That is between Cristiano and me. What I can confirm is that we had a very good conversation together. I didn’t talk to him after (the news).”

And upon arrival in Melbourne, Ten Hag declined to comment further on Ronaldo’s future.

“We made a statement and nothing has changed,” the Dutchman said ahead of Friday’s friendly match against A-League side Melbourne Victory at the MCG.

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has not ruled out a move for Cristiano Ronaldo or Robert Lewandowski.

‘Saudi offer doesn’t fit Ronaldo’s plans’

Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after losing a goal opportunity against West Ham United (AP)
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Ronaldo reportedly received mega-money offer to move to Saudi Arabia

Sky Sports News lead reporter Melissa Reddy in Melbourne:

“Chelsea have distanced themselves from a deal for Ronaldo, as have Bayern Munich, Napoli and many other elite clubs that Jorge Mendes, who is Ronaldo’s agent, has tried to sell him to.

“That offer from Saudi Arabia is astronomical but ultimately it doesn’t give Cristiano Ronaldo what he wants, which is that legacy. He wants to achieve Champions League records that he thinks no one else will be able to achieve in the future.”

“He wants to sign at the absolute highest level.

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“Now, it seems more and more that he will have to stay at Manchester United because there are no biters from the big clubs.

“Everybody already has their strikers, and Chelsea, which is the only club that seems like it could be affected by what Cristiano Ronaldo offers off the pitch because we were told that Mendes, while he was in charge of these clubs, was putting up his numbers. in terms of social media influence, the sponsorship you get, the business profit from your t-shirt sales, and the like.

“But even now they say it’s not in their plans. Their immediate goal is to strengthen the defense.”

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“So that leaves Ronaldo really without a lot of options. We know he wants to compete at the highest level, so if he goes to Saudi Arabia, it goes against everything he has said and everything we really know about him and his career. “. .

“Manchester United have always been very calm and very comfortable. They have insisted that he is not for sale, and he will be serving the last year of his contract. We will see how they handle this now in the future, but Ronaldo remains fit.” , so they don’t have any issues or fears about what state he’s going to show up in preseason.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo will not join Manchester United on their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia as he looks to move away from the club.

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