19 June 2017
Since Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly declared his intention to exit the club this summer, a number of European clubs have indicated interest in him, even teams in lower divisions, but with top teams like Bayern Munich, Paris Saint Germain, Manchester United, deemed strong enough to land the Ballon d’Or holder.
With Bayern expected to beat every other top clubs to the prolific goalscorer, the German champions have thrashed reports it is interested in the transfer.
In a post labeled the ‘hoax of the day’ on the club’s website, Bayern revealed they were not looking to sign the Madrid forward.
Ronaldo is said to want to quit Real and leave Spain over what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities.
As well as Bayern, the 32-year-old has been linked with former club Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and a move to the United States or China.
But should the Portugal international leave Madrid this summer, Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists his destination will not be the Bundesliga champions.
“We are accustomed to speculating intensively on possible ins and outs during the transfer period,” Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
“As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours.
“But, in the case of Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to the realm of the fable.”
Express Sport understands Chelsea will look to offer Ronaldo a route back to the Premier League.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants to soothe over tensions with manager Antonio Conte by signing Ronaldo.