Cristiano Ronaldo will hold talks with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag this week to underline his position of wanting a transfer, according to reports.
The Portuguese star has asked to be allowed to leave Old Trafford this summer if a suitable offer arrives from a Champions League club.
But he’s expected to be back at Carrington on Monday to begin pre-season with the Red Devils.
The Sun writes that Ronaldo will urgently speak with Ten Hag to clarify his stance, although United have maintained so far that the 37-year-old is not for sale.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Napoli have been linked with a move for the striker, but the newspaper reports that Portuguese clubs Porto and Sporting CP – the latter being Ronaldo’s first club – are also looking into possible bids.
For now, Ronaldo’s future remains uncertain, and he’s still expected to be part of United’s 16-day tour of Thailand and Australia, which begins on Friday.
The Portugal star was the Red Devils’ top scorer last season, with 24 goals in all competitions, but a sixth-place Premier League finish has left him wanting a move after just one year back in Manchester.
Ronaldo has competed in 19 consecutive Champions League campaigns and is the competition’s all-time top scorer.
He therefore wants to continue playing in the elite competition, not the Europa League, but finding a club that needs him and is willing to pay his high salary demands could be complicated.