Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has rejected proposals that he has asked the board to write about Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Ronaldo is worried at Juventus after three up-and-down seasons, and reports have flown in from all over Europe that link him to virtually every top team on the planet.
Ronaldo has been linked with a move from Juventus / Marco Canoniero / Getty Images
Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked, and Real’s name was thrown into the ring by El Chiringuito’s Edu Aguirre, who claimed Ancelotti had contacted Ronaldo to discuss a possible return.
The Spanish press went a little wild with the rumor for a few hours, but Ancelotti himself took to Twitter to dish out a much-needed dose of reality.
“Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend and he has all my love and respect. I have never considered signing him. We look forward to it.” he wrote.
Well, that’s it.
No matter how Ancelotti feels about Ronaldo, the 36-year-old has never been an option for Real, who have become obsessed with the idea of buying Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe. For Los Blancos, it’s him and he alone.
Mbappe has completed the final year of his contract at the Parc des Princes and has made it clear that he does not plan to sign an extension, but PSG are not blinking and have warned him that he will not be sold this summer.
Still, Real are determined to try and continue to monitor the situation in the hope that the signing of Lionel Messi may have made PSG a little more willing to do business.
Mbappe really wants to instead / Catherine Steenkeste / Getty Images
As for Ronaldo, Juventus’ position has always been that the Portuguese international is not for sale, but mumbling dissatisfaction continues to emerge from the Allianz Stadium.
The list of clubs that can afford to sign Ronaldo is a final one and one that has shrunk after PSG’s decision to sign Messi instead, so all indications are that the 36-year-old will not go anywhere yet.