Chelsea have been handed a blow with regards to their alleged interest in Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 37-year-old has requested to leave Old Trafford if the club receive a ‘satisfactory offer’ for him this summer, according to a report from The Times.
The veteran attacker is said to want to play Champions League football during the latter stages of his career, with at least a year in the Europa League having little appeal to him.
Meanwhile, Manchester United want to make it known that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not for sale.
The Portugal international is coming off the back of a strong first year back at United, contributing 24 goals from his 38 appearances in all competitions.
Nevertheless, it does not appear that he has a lengthy queue for his signature, The Mirror adding that Bayern Munich have no interest in a deal.
A different report has indicated that Paris Saint-Germain place themselves in the same category, although Napoli are said to be monitoring the situation.
Ronaldo has one year remaining on his contract, while United possess the option of extending his terms through to the end of 2023-24.