Manchester United are in superior talks to signal Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.
BBC Sport understands a transfer to Manchester Metropolis is not going to occur for the 36-year-old.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri confirmed Ronaldo had mentioned he “now not has any intention” of enjoying for the Italian giants.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned Ronaldo “is aware of that we’re right here” throughout a press convention on Friday.
Ronaldo signed for Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon for £12.2m in 2003 and scored 118 objectives in 292 appearances for the membership.
‘He is aware of that we’re right here’ – Solskjaer on Ronaldo
Throughout the press convention early on Friday, earlier than information of United’s method broke, Solskjaer mentioned he was stunned the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wished to deliver his time in Italy to a detailed.
He added that Ronaldo had been spoken to by United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, his Portugal team-mate.
“I did not assume Cristiano was going to prove leaving Juventus,” Solskjaer mentioned. “It has been hypothesis this morning, hypothesis the previous few days, after all.
“I do know Bruno has been speaking to him as effectively. He is aware of what we really feel about him and if he was ever going to maneuver away from Juventus, he is aware of that we’re right here.”
Manchester Metropolis had seemed to be one of many favourites to land the previous Actual Madrid participant when some stories urged private phrases had already been agreed between the 2.
Talking earlier than Metropolis face Arsenal within the Premier League on Saturday, supervisor Pep Guardiola mentioned: “Cristiano is a Juventus participant. I can’t add the rest.
“In these three or 4 days left till the switch window shuts, something can occur however, for my part, there are few gamers – Cristiano Ronaldo included, Messi is one other – they resolve the place they’re going to play.
“Proper now, my feeling is I’m greater than delighted with the squad we have now and we are going to keep the identical.”
On Wednesday, Juventus advised Ronaldo they had been prepared to promote him through the switch window – however provided that their circumstances had been met by golf equipment.
“[Ronaldo] gave his contribution, he made himself out there, now he leaves and life goes on,” Allegri mentioned on Friday.
“Issues change, it is a regulation of life. Juventus stays, which is crucial factor.
“He’s to be thanked for what he has completed, additionally for example among the many kids. However as I mentioned, we should go on.”
Based on stories, Ronaldo knowledgeable his Juventus colleagues he was set to depart this month after two years on the 36-time Serie A champions.
He then drove to the coaching floor on Friday morning however left earlier than collaborating within the session.
Per week in the past, Allegri mentioned Ronaldo had “by no means expressed a want to depart” Juventus, and that the participant had advised him he was staying on the Allianz Stadium.
Ronaldo himself referred to as media hypothesis about his future “a disrespect for me as a person and as a participant” in a prolonged Instagram submit a number of days earlier.