Manchester United informed Cristiano Ronaldo that he is not available for a transfer

Ronaldo wants to play Champions League; he still has a one-year contract and an option for one more in Manchester

Manchester United have informed Cristiano Ronaldo that he is not available for a transfer this summer despite the Portuguese striker’s representatives weighing interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, sources told The Associated Press. ESPN.

Ronaldo has been linked to Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and the PSGbut sources close to United insist they “want and expect” the 37-year-old to remain at the club next season.

He has one year left on his contract. Old Trafford with the option of one more season. Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions last season but was unable to prevent United from missing out on Champions League qualification after finishing sixth in the Premier League.

The same sources told ESPN what Cristiano Ronaldo is eager to spend the remaining years of his career playing in the Champions League and has doubts about the ambitions of the Manchester United.

However, the new coach Erik ten Hagwho is set to lead his first day of pre-season training at Carrington the following Monday, is confident of having Ronaldo in his squad for next season.

Sources leaked to ESPN that Ten Hag and director of football John Murtough changed their transfer focus from a fixed striker to a more versatile striker after missing out on Darwin Núñez, who joined Liverpool from Benfica.

the end of the AjaxAntony is one of the targets, but while the Brazilian is eager to join, Ajax’s €80m valuation is proving problematic. Manchester United’s priority this summer remains to sign a central midfielder, and negotiations with Barcelona are progressing over the signing of Frenkie de Jong.

Sources indicated to ESPN that there is a belief on both sides that an agreement is near and there is hope that De Jong can still be part of the team, which leaves for a tour of Thailand y Australia July 8th.

United are also awaiting a decision from Christian Eriksen on where he will play next season.

The midfielder, who is a free agent after spending the second half of last season in Brentford, was believed to want to return to the Tottenhambut after interest from the Spurs cooled off, the United y Brentford They led the line for his signature.