Cristiano Ronaldo WON’T travel with Man Utd on pre-season tour after failing to report back as Chelsea prepare bid


CRISTIANO RONALDO won’t fly out with Manchester United for their major pre-season tour after missing this week’s return to training.

The wantaway legend was allowed to stay away from Carrington for family reasons amid reported interest from Chelsea.

New boss Erik ten Hag and his squad were pictured rolling through the doors for training on Thursday morning in an assortment of fancy motors.

But again frontman Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, was nowhere to be seen.

The superstar did not return on Monday after his summer break due to family reasons.

And now he has missed the final training session before Friday’s flight to Bangkok and Tuesday’s clash against Liverpool.

Ten Hag was pictured arriving at United’s training base in a chauffeur-driven car while club captain Harry Maguire was behind the wheel of a Range Rover.

The likes of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, David De Gea, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Fred were all also spotted reporting for duty in fancy motors.

Cristiano Ronaldo though has thrown his place on the tour to Thailand, Australia and Norway into serious jeopardy.

Southamptonjournal exclusively revealed last night that Manchester United have accepted they will lose Ronaldo this summer.

Reports on Thursday morning suggested Chelsea are lining up a £14million bid for the Portugual ace.

As revealed by Southamptonjournaal, new owner Todd Boehly is a huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo and eager to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Red Devils manager Ten Hag had wanted Ronaldo to stay at the club but is now resigned to losing the star forward.

Ronaldo wants to continue playing in the Champions League – something United cannot offer him.

Aside from Chelsea, Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich were linked but have now ruled out a move for the forward.

Club director Oliver Kahn told Kicker, he said: “As much as I appreciate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest players, a move would not fit into our philosophy.”

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