Manchester City’s pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo has stalled.

BBC’s Simon Stone reports that City has given up signing the Portuguese striker.

This follows a remarkable turn in events with Manchester United entering the race.

Allegedly, Manchester City will not sign Cristiano Ronaldo. They considered the possibility, but decided against it.

– Simon Stone (@ sistoney67) August 27, 2021
(Photo by Etsuo Hara / Getty Images)

Fabrizio Romano also reported the news that City has pulled out of a move.

Manchester City have decided to LEAVE the negotiations for Cristiano Ronaldo. He is NOT moving to Manchester City – the club’s position has been so clear in the last few minutes. 🚫🔵 #MCFC #Ronaldo

Important to clarify: Personal conditions were never agreed, the same applies to the fee at Juventus. pic.twitter.com/lEE5A6XSKY

– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2021

United shoots for Ronaldo

This comes after Pep Guardiola downplayed talk of a move for Ronaldo in his press conference.

Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made it clear that Manchester United would welcome Ronaldo with open arms.

Wayne Rooney had said last night that he doubted Ronaldo would join City.

The Athletic and BBC reports Manchester United are in talks with Juventus Turin about signing Ronaldo.

And … Man Utd in talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

– Simon Stone (@ sistoney67) August 27, 2021

The 36-year-old has scored 101 goals in 133 games for Juventus in the last three seasons and is eager to take on a new challenge.

It looks like he’s getting his chance at Old Trafford, maybe he’s just getting home.

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