Wantaway Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered up to a pair of Italian giants, according to reports.
As we make our way into the final week of the summer transfer window, the future of Portuguese icon Ronaldo, of course, remains unresolved.
The 37-year-old is long known to have made his intention to seal an Old Trafford exit clear to those in a position of power at the club, but, owing to both a lack of offers and the stance of Erik ten Hag and co, to this point, a transfer is yet to materialise.
With the Premier League’s summer deadline set to roll around a week from today, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of Ronaldo’s desperation beginning to mount.
And, if the latest word stemming from Italy on Thursday is anything to go by, the veteran attacker’s agent has begun stepping up efforts towards an exit once more.
As per transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Ronaldo, this week, was offered up to a pair of Serie A clubs.
The outfits in question? AC Milan and SSC Napoli.
Unfortunately for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner himself, however, a move to either Milan or Naples, at present, looks highly unlikely.
The proposed swoop was put to the former as a potential last-minute emergency, in the case of Chelsea target Rafael Leao sealing a Blues switch before the summer is out.
The Rossoneri, however, are understood to have made it clear that Leao will be going absolutely nowhere over the coming days.
Napoli, meanwhile, have reinforced heavily in the attacking third already this summer, adding all of Kvicha Kvaratskhelia, Giacomo Raspadori and Giovanni Simeone to Luciano Spalletti’s squad.
In turn, it appears as though Ronaldo and agent Jorge Mendes will need to look elsewhere, amid their late-window scramble to secure Champions League football for the season ahead.