Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has asked the club to consider any suitable transfer offers for him as he weighs up leaving Old Trafford just a year after his sensational return last summer, 90min can confirm.
The 37-year-old re-signed for United in August, 12 years after first leaving the club for Real Madrid in what was then a world record transfer. Ronaldo went on to score 24 goals in all competitions to finish the campaign as the club’s top scorer by some distance.
Overall, United had a very poor season, falling well short of winning any silverware and extending the club’s trophy drought into a sixth year in what was their worst ever Premier League campaign. For Ronaldo, it proved to be the first season since 2004/05 that he didn’t win at least one trophy.
Subsequently, the Portugal international - who has one more year left on the contract he signed last summer - has requested that United consider any suitable offers that come in for him this summer.
90min understands that Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all spoken to intermediaries exploring a potential deal within past fortnight. Indeed, 90min reported last week that new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has met with Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes to discuss a number of his clients, and his name was raised.
A meeting with Ronaldo was among new permanent manager Erik ten Hag’s first acts in charge when he started work at Old Trafford in May, and sources have told 90min that he is a key figure in the Dutchman's plans for the upcoming season.
Just prior to his arrival in England, the Dutch coach had said of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner: “I am looking forward to working with him. Ronaldo is a giant, because of what he has already shown, and I think he is still very ambitious.
“Of course, I want to keep him in. He has been very important for Manchester United this year and can show great statistics.”