Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United have made final transfer decision on Juventus star


    Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to return to Manchester United with the club now ready to drop their romantic dream of a return, according to reports. The Portugal international could leave Juventus in this transfer window. But, while that’s the case, a move to Old Trafford doesn’t appear to be on the cards.

    Ronaldo spent six glittering years at Manchester United, winning three Premier League titles as well as the Champions League crown.

    And, in just about every single season since his departure to Real Madrid in 2009, he’s been linked with a return.

    Ronaldo could leave Juventus this summer with the Old Lady aiming to get him off the wage bill, with a move back to Old Trafford widely mooted by the Italian media.

    However, the Daily Star now claim that United’s imminent deal for Jadon Sancho means they’re poised to finally drop their interest in the 36-year-old.

    Ronaldo gave the green light to return to the club in 2013.

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    Juventus have, publicly at least, insisted Ronaldo could still have a future at the club.

    And, as far as United are concerned, they’re now poised to focus on other targets once the deal for Sancho is done – and two players in particular.

    At centre-back, the Red Devils are confident they’ll win the race for Los Blancos defender Raphael Varane.

    Varane has just one year left on his Bernabeu contract and, though the La Liga giants would love to keep him, are growing increasingly resigned to a departure.

    PSG and Chelsea are both admirers of the 28-year-old, who has won every major trophy throughout his time with the Spanish titans.

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    Yet it’s United who are his preferred destination, with Varane enticed by the prospect of strutting his stuff for the Red Devils next season.

    At right-back, United are still courting Kieran Trippier.

    But with Atletico Madrid in no mood to sell the former Tottenham star, who helped his side win the La Liga title last term, the Red Devils face a battle to secure his signature.

    Meanwhile, regarding Ronaldo, the Portugal international said earlier in the month that he was unfazed by the speculation over his future.

    “I’ve been playing at the highest level for many years. This doesn’t faze me at all,” Ronaldo said before his side’s 3-0 victory over Hungary.

    “If I were starting out, if I were 18 or 19, I’d have some sleepless nights. But I’m 36 years old and whatever comes will be for the best

    “Regardless of staying in Juve or being transferred, the crucial thing is the Euros. For me, it’s my fifth Euros, but it’s like my first. I want to start on the right foot and we want to play a good match.”

    Ronaldo has scored five goals at the Euros so far.

    And he’ll be looking to build on that tally when his side lock horns with Belgium in their round of 16 showdown on Sunday night (8pm). 


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