Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to reject the chance to join an unnamed Saudi Arabian club.
Ronaldo, who recently made his intentions to leave Manchester United clear, has been offered £250million in wages over the next two seasons to move to the Middle East, with the club also tabling a £25m bid to United.
But, according to ESPN, Ronaldo will reject the chance to become the world’s highest-paid player in order to try and secure a move elsewhere.
New United manager Erik ten Hag has made it clear that Ronaldo is in his plans, shutting down questions in his latest press conference when asked about the Portugal captain.
Ronaldo has missed the Red Devils’ pre-season tour of Australia because of a family issue, but has been working individually in order to prepare for the new season and posted an image on social media wearing club training shorts.
The 37-year-old reportedly wants to play Champions League football next season.
His aim is to compete for major trophies in a top league during the twilight years of his career – something he feels he cannot do at United.
Though with the numbers of suitors seemingly low, Ronaldo may have to stay in Manchester with a year left on his current contract. Chelsea recently pulled out of a potential deal.
Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are reportedly still interested, but any chance of a move seems unlikely right now.
Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 games last season following his return to Manchester after originally leaving the club for Real Madrid in 2009.
But United finished sixth in the Premier League, failing to qualify for the Champions League, which is believed to the be the driving force behind Ronaldo’s desire to move.