Cristiano Ronaldo ‘prepared’ to take huge wage cut to make Man Utd to Dortmund transfer happen
The forward is said to be keen on a move to the German side.
But the latter is not an option for Ronaldo, report CBS Sports, with the forward having ‘no appetite’ to return to his homeland, while Sporting manager Ruben Amorim is not in favour of a transfer.
CBS also claim Atletico is looking unlikely for Ronaldo, with a deal described as ‘problematic’ for the Spanish side despite Diego Simeone retaining an interest in signing the 37-year-old.
But Dortmund may be a possibility, with club officials ‘holding internal talks’ as to whether to make a bid for Ronaldo, which could come in the form of a permanent or loan offer.
The report adds the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is encouraging the Bundesliga side to approach United, with Ronaldo open to the move. He would even be prepared to take a wage cut of over 30 % to make a deal happen, with the former Real Madrid star keen to play in the Champions League this season - something Dortmund could offer - while he feels the side could challenge for the German title.
Ronaldo is said to be unhappy with United manager Erik ten Hag and his training methods, with sessions said to resemble a ‘a boot camp’.
The Red Devils have maintained their stance all summer that they are not willing to sell the forward, although ManchesterWorld has been informed that privately it has been discussed as a possibility.
Meanwhile, The Athletic report the club might sanction a transfer if they ‘receive a proposal that suits all parties’.
Ronaldo is expected to be involved when United face Liverpool on Monday, especially given the injury concerns surrounding Anthony Martial.
The Red Devils’ No.7 missed the majority of pre-season as the saga surrounding his future developed, but he has played in both of the club’s opening two Premier League matches of the season, starting in the 4-0 loss away to Brentford last weekend.