Sporting Lisbon contact Cristiano Ronaldo, as they offer a fresh Man Utd exit route

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The Manchester United future of Cristiano Ronaldo has been the topic of speculation this summer. Sporting Lisbon is confident that they can bring him back to Portugal.

Sporting Lisbon approached Cristiano Ronaldo in an attempt to help him leave Manchester United. According to reports.

The Portuguese superstar began his career at the capital outfit, and speculations continue to swirl about his future at Old Trafford. United finished sixth in last year’s Europa League. They are struggling to sign summer players.

Ronaldo returned less than 12 months ago, but it is believed that he is considering his future. Erik ten Hag was informed by him that Ronaldo wants to be part the Manchester rebuild. But only if he is wanted. Silver Screen Beat on SundaySporting chiefs think they can convince him to move to Lisbon, despite the Premier League club’s ongoing struggles.

According to a source: “Sporting know that Ronaldo loves winning trophies. That looks a long way away at United at the moment and time is running out for Ronaldo. So what better way to finish his career than move back home and play in Portugal. It’s a strong league and a great lifestyle. Senior officials have made enquiries and let Ronaldo know they are interested if he wishes to leave United.”

United secured Ronaldo’s signature from Sporting for around £12m back in 2003. He won the Ballon d’Or in his first stint at the Red Devils, and went on to enjoy great success at Real Madrid as well as Juventus.

Dolores, Dolores’ mother, has always been an advocate for her son going back to his home country. In September, she spoke on a Portuguese podcast. “He has to come back. I already told him: ‘Son, before I die I want to see you return to Sporting’. ‘Let’s see…’, he said.”

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United have reaffirmed their position that Ronaldo won’t be sold this summer despite Chelsea’s interest. Todd Boehly, the Blues owner, has been reported to have met with Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent about a possible switch to Stamford Bridge.

Old Trafford’s top sources insist that No 7 is not going anywhere. They claimed: “Cristiano is not for sale. We want – and fully expect – him to be with us next season.”

Ten Hag has not been able to sign a single player this summer due to his ongoing recruitment problems. Frenkie De Jong is the club’s number one target, but Barcelona continue to push for a fair deal during negotiations. Jurrien Timber, Ajax’s defender, was linked to the club but he will remain in Amsterdam.