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Two more European giants turn down the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese star cut a frustrated figure against Brentford

Two more European giants, in the form of Inter Milan and AC Milan, have turned down the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer despite being offered the forward by agent Jorge Mendes, it is being reported.

Ronaldo’s desire to leave Manchester United this summer has been no secret, despite new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag refuting the idea. Ronaldo joined the club three weeks later than his teammates for pre-season training as he looked to fashion a move away in a bid to continue playing Champions League football, and his late return made him only fit enough for the substitutes bench in their opening day 2-1 defeat to Brighton.

He cut a frustrated figure as his side fell to a humiliating 4-0 hammering at the hands of Brentford, and the cloud that surrounds him and his future adds to the difficulties that Ten Hag is facing after just two games at the helm.

Two more clubs turn down Ronaldo

Now, as per SportsMediaset, both AC Milan and Inter have turned down the chance to sign the veteran striker in recent weeks.

One side have rejected the offer to take the Portuguese on the grounds of wanting to stick to their current sporting project, while the 25m euro salary was too much for their San Siro rivals to bear.

It adds to the clubs that have already turned down the chance to sign Ronaldo this summer; Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG have all made it clear that they will not be adding the Manchester United man to their ranks, drastically reducing the options for the veteran if remaining in the Champions League is his sole aim.


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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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