Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has laid rumours of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo joining the German club to rest.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been involved in a long-running transfer saga which began before the start of pre-season.
Ronaldo told United that he wished to leave the club if a ‘reasonable offer’ was submitted.
He missed United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to ‘family reasons’ but later returned to United to feature in the Reds’ opening two Premier League matches.
Sky Sports reported following the heavy defeat to Brentford that Ronaldo could have his contract ‘terminated’ at Old Trafford should his ‘attitude’ not improve. When approached by MEN Sport, United refuted these reports.
The Portuguese ace then went onto social media to attack news reports about him, claiming that only five news reports out of 100 were true. He then promised he would set the record straight ‘in an interview’ in a couple of weeks.
One of the demands thought to be high on Ronaldo’s agenda is playing Champions League football, something which Dortmund could offer.
However, Watzke told Sky Sports Germany that there is no chance that the 37-year-old will be joining his club.
“But there is no contact at all between the parties involved. From that point of view, one should stop talking about it.”
“I love this player, it’s certainly a charming idea,” he said. “To see Cristiano play at Signal Iduna Park.
Manchester United will be back in action on Monday night when they host rivals Liverpool in the Premier League.