Bayern Munich RULE OUT Cristiano Ronaldo transfer as unsettled Man Utd forward ‘doesn’t fit club’s philosophy’ | The Sun

BAYERN MUNICH director Oliver Kahn has confirmed that the club will not attempt to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Last week Ronaldo, 37, informed Manchester United officials that he wants to leave this summer.

He was due to hold crisis talks with Erik ten Hag on Monday, but his return to pre-season training was delayed for family reasons.

Now he has been granted indefinite leave by the new boss and his staff, who currently do not know when he will be back.

Meanwhile, United chiefs have insisted that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will remain at Old Trafford until his contract expires next year, but various clubs have already expressed an interest in signing him.

One club rumoured to be interested was Bayern Munich, however, Kahn has admitted that Ronaldo would not fit into the squad.

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Speaking to German outlet Kicker, he said: "As much as I appreciate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest players, a move would not fit into our philosophy."

Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus previously urged his former club to bring him to the Allianz Arena to replace Robert Lewandowski, who is set to leave this summer.

But now the Portugal captain is set to move elsewhere, with Chelsea leading the transfer race.

New Blues chairman Todd Boehly is eager to make him a marquee signing, but Thomas Tuchel is yet to give his approval.

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Barcelona are also said to be interested in a shock swoop.

Joan Laporta recently confirmed that he held talks with Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes to discuss a potential deal.

He said: "I had dinner on Monday with Jorge Mendes and we talked about the market in general.

"Cristiano? I'm not going to talk about the players who came out of the meeting, but it's always interesting to know how some names are on the market.

"I'm not going to talk about players in one way or another, it could be misunderstood.

"It doesn't contribute anything to the interests of Barca. We have to respect the players who have contracts with other teams."

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