Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy: “Ultimately, Cristiano Ronaldo did state his desire to leave Old Trafford, but he’s running out of options, and it seems like he’s actually going to have to stay.”

Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to stay at Manchester United with the Portugal international running out of options for a move away from Old Trafford this summer, after Chelsea recently distanced themselves from any potential deal.

Ronaldo remains absent from United’s pre-season tour to Australia amid speculation of a transfer away from Old Trafford.

United will be playing Europa League football during the forthcoming season – something Ronaldo has never done during his illustrious playing career – and the 37-year-old wants to leave United as he looks for Champions League football.

Reports have suggested Ronaldo has a mega-money offer on the table from Saudi Arabia, but it is a deal that does not appeal to the superstar.

‘Ronaldo running out of options’

Sky Sports News senior reporter Melissa Reddy in Melbourne:

“As we’ve seen on Instagram, Ronaldo has been keeping fit, so there are no concerns from Manchester United over his fitness or physical level; he’s one of the fittest players in world football.

“Ultimately, Ronaldo did state his desire to leave Old Trafford, but he’s running out of options, and it seems like he’s actually going to have to stay.

“Perhaps he will try and swing it where the 25 per cent pay cut in his contract will be waived away by United, perhaps he wants to manoeuvrer and muscle a new deal, we’ll have to wait and see. But it doesn’t look like Stamford Bridge is on his cards.”

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