MANCHESTER UNITED’S wantaway forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been told by the club he must report back for pre-season THIS WEEK.
The 37-year-old has informed the Red Devils of his desire to depart this summer after citing his need to play Champions League football.
Ronaldo is also understood to be left disappointed by the club’s lack of transfer activity, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner believing they haven’t been “ambitious” enough.
But United are understood to be desperate to keep hold of their talismanic striker with the player still having a year left on his contract.
Despite United insisting he isn’t for sale, Chelsea are said to be at the front of the queue to sign him.
New Blues owner Todd Boehly recently met with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes to discuss a potential move for the Real Madrid legend.
Meanwhile Serie A giants Napoli are also keen on securing the services of the former Juventus ace as they look to bring him back to Italy.
Ronaldo is currently on holiday with partner Georgina Rodriguez and his five children in Majorca.
But according to the Mirror, he has been told by the club he must report back to Carrington imminently.
They state that Ronaldo has been alerted that he has to be on the plane on Friday for their two-and-a-half-week tour of Thailand and Australia.
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United fans have taken to social media where they have stated they would be more than happy to see their legend sold.
One fan tweeted: “Let him leave!!It will open doors for others.”
Another commented: “Best news of this window.”
A third added: “Get rid not worth the hassle.”