Bayern Munich chief Hasan Salihamidzic AGAIN denies German giants are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo… as options for wantaway Manchester United star to leave Old Trafford narrow after he rejected £250m deal from Saudi club
- Bayern Munich have reiterated they are not interested in Cristiano Ronaldo
- Hasan Salihamidzic says the player was and is not a topic for the club
- Ronaldo not an option to replace Robert Lewandowski in Bayern attack
- Portuguese star turned down lucrative offer from unnamed Saudi Arabian club
However, Bayern Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic has moved once again to deny the club want to bring the 37-year-old to the Allianz Arena.
Hasan Salihamidzic says Bayern Munich have no interest in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo in
Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to leave Manchester United but is running out of viable options
‘I have a lot of respect for Cristiano Ronaldo, his successes and his career. But once again: That was and is not a topic for us.’ Salihamidzic told SPORT1.
The latest rejection is a further blow to Ronaldo and his desire to leave Manchester United in the summer transfer window. With Bayern the latest club to pull out the race.
Chelsea and PSG have both also distanced themselves with moves from the striker, while the early interest from Napoli and Atletico Madrid seems to have also waned.
Ronaldo posted a photo of himself in the gym wearing United training shorts on social media
Earlier this week Cristiano turned down a proposal to join an unnamed Saudi Arabian club, that would have made the United number seven the highest paid footballer in the world.
The club had made a £25 million bid to United and were set to offer Ronaldo a staggering £250m in wages over the next two seasons if he agreed to move to the middle east.
However, his desire to still compete for major trophies in a top league during the twilight years of his career means a move to Saudi isn’t an option.
Robert Lewandowski is saying goodbye to Bayern Munich after agreeing a deal with Barcelona
While Ronaldo may not be heading for Bayern, they may still need to recruit in the forward area after finally agreeing to sell Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona.
The Polish hitman has made no secret of his desire to move to the Spanish giants and a £42m fee has been agreed with Barcelona. With Lewandowski set to fly out to the club today to finalise the deal.
The German champions have already forked out £35.1m to bring in Sadio Mane from Liverpool, while also adding Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui to their ranks ahead of the new Bundesliga campaign.