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Man City scoff at Ronaldo transfer claims; deny any offer made

 


Manchester City have scoffed at claims from Cristiano Ronaldo that he was close to signing for them before returning to Manchester United.

Pep Guardiola's side briefly explored a move for the Portuguese legend after their move for Harry Kane fell through.

However the champions felt Ronaldo's account of events – in his interview with Piers Morgan this week – was not reflective of what really happened, says The Sun.

He claimed Sir Alex Ferguson talked him down from joining the blue half of town and turned him back towards the reds during a dramatic week in August 2021.

While City are not denying they showed an interest but the suggestion they pushed hard to sign the star forward from Juventus raised a few eyebrows.

It was unlikely they would have made a formal offer even if their neighbours had not made an eleventh hour move for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

In the end, Guardiola decided to go with the players he had and keep their powder dry for a move for Erling Haaland, whom they signed this past summer

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