Manchester United are in talks with Juventus with Juventus to sign Cristiano Ronaldo and potentially bring the Portuguese star back to Old Trafford.
It looked like Manchester City would be given a clear shot at recruiting the 36-year-old, but it is believed they are no longer interested in the Juventus striker, making United the most likely destination should he leave the Italian giants.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put United in the middle of Ronaldo’s battle by telling his former teammate: “Here we are.”
Solskjaer said he did not want to “speculate” about Ronaldo’s future yet The Portuguese international has informed Juventus of his desire to leave. But the United manager did not hide his admiration for Ronaldo, as it seemed an open play for his signature.
Solskjaer said: “He is a legend of this club, the greatest player of all time if you ask me. I was fortunate enough to play with him. I coached him when I got my job. He almost retired because that Wolverhampton game when I got injured he kept making the switch.”
“He’s a phenomenal human being too. Let’s see what happens with Cristiano. Everyone who’s played with him has a weakness for him.
“We’ve always had good communication. Bruno (Fernandes) was talking to him. He knows how we feel about him. If he’s staying away from Juventus, he knows we’re here.”
Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has remained timid regarding the possibility of Ronaldo moving to the federation. the athlete I mentioned on Thursday City are in talks with Ronaldo’s representatives ahead of a potential move this summer.
He said: “Cristiano is a Juventus player and I can’t say anything else. All I can say in these three or four remaining days of the transfer window anything can happen.
“At the moment I am very happy with the squad we have and we will stay the same.
“I say the same; Cristiano will decide where he wants to play, not Manchester City, not me. There are many things far away.”