Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn Denies Cristiano Ronaldo Rumours as Transfer Saga Continues

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With rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo possibly joining Bayern Munich, the club CEO Oliver Kahn has come out and denied the speculations in an interview with German news outlet Bild.

Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Saga Continues

Won’t Join Bayern Munich

Earlier this year, Cristiano Ronaldo expressed he wanted to leave Manchester United. Naturally, the transfer gossip started circulating, with the Portuguese being linked with several clubs. One of those clubs were Bayern Munich.

While the Bundesliga club considered signing the 37-year-old, they ultimately decided against it. Club CEO and legendary former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn clarified why in an interview with Bild, saying: “We discussed about Cristiano Ronaldo internally – I consider him one of greatest footballers ever.

“Then we came to the conclusion that, despite appreciation for Cristiano, he would not fit into our philosophy in the current situation”.

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Ronaldo ‘Not for Sale’ Despite His Desire to Leave Manchester United

Bayern Munich isn’t the only club involved in this transfer saga. Atletico Madrid were also rumoured to be interested in Ronaldo. However, these claims have been decisively refuted by club president Enrique Cerezo.

Chelsea were also reportedly interested in the striker in early July, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein. Regardless, Thomas Tuchel was solely focused on signing Raheem Sterling then, as reported by Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard. Ronaldo wasn’t the top priority.

The 37-year-old has even been linked to former arch-rivals Barcelona, who are said to have declined to sign him. Ronaldo has previously stated he wants to leave Manchester United since he wants to play in the Champions League and doesn’t believe they can win the Premier League next season. Still, United insist that the Portuguese isn’t for sale.

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