Manchester United could in the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
It was confirmed on Friday that arguably the greatest footballer of all time wants to leave Juventus, which had led to remarkable reports claiming that he could sign for Manchester City.
According to the BBC, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri explained: “Yesterday, Cristiano told me that he no longer has any intention to play for Juventus.
For this reason he will not be called up for tomorrow’s game. Things change, it’s a law of life. Juventus remains, which is the most important thing.
He is to be thanked for what he has done, also as an example amongst the youngsters. But as I said, we must go on.”
It’s a remarkable situation that saw many United fans seething at the idea that Ronaldo could be moving to City with Fabrizio Romano reporting that Jorge Mendes was awaiting an official bid.
However, astonishingly, it now seems as though the Red Devils could make a last-ditch attempt to sign their former star man with Samuel Luckhurst tweeting that a move might be possible.
The Manchester Evening News reporter posted on the back of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s chat to the media: “Separate from press conference: Glazers tempted to hijack Ronaldo’s move to City.”
It’s a remarkable report that was swiftly corroborated with Romano piling in on Twitter by claiming that Mendes has been discussing the Ronaldo transfer with both United and City.
And, just in case you thought the madness ended there, talkSPORT went one step further by reporting that United are now confident of re-signing Ronaldo.