Two Premier League clubs have rejected the chance to sign Man United star Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the Portuguese forward’s offer, according to reports.
Ronaldo’s future has been in doubt for several months, after telling the club in July that he wanted to leave following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
But the 37-year-old found himself out of the United starting XI on a more regular basis this season.
The Dutch told reporters after the game: “I don’t pay attention to that, I’ll deal with it tomorrow. I want to stay focused on the team.”
Ronaldo was then sent to train with the U21 team. Moreover, in accordance with the Daily mailShowdown talks are said to be scheduled between the manager and the player today, with Ten Hag’s aim to reinstate the striker into the first team.
Despite his current situation, Rio Ferdinand is full of praise for the striker. After Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal earlier this month against Everton, the United legend says BT Sports: “700 club goals. That’s more than I have appearances. Probably almost as many as all of us in the studio [Joe Cole and Joleon Lescott] reunited, almost. Phenomenal.”
Meanwhile, talks are still ongoing over Ronaldo’s future.
Premier League clubs ‘offered’ Ronaldo – reject the chance
All three teams are currently in the top five in the division – above United. Arsenal leads the way, with Newcastle fourth and Chelsea fifth.
However, it’s claimed that they all see the signing as ‘too risky’ meaning Ronaldo has been linked elsewhere.
And a possible indicated destination is Napleswho currently rule Serie A. They have won each of their last five league games.
Moreover, Luciano Spalletti’s side top their Champions League group, which also includes Rangers, Ajax and liverpool.
However, The Sun has also been told, via sources, that Ronaldo’s wage demands could be a major stumbling block.
It remains to be seen whether Napoli could convince Ronaldo to cut his salary even further to join them this summer.