Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive has confirmed the club’s stance on Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will not go to Borussia Dortmund this summer (Image: REUTERS)

Borussia Dortmund have become the latest club to be linked with a move for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, but they have now become the latest to confirm they are not interested in the Manchester United striker.

Ronaldo’s future has been one of the summer’s ongoing transfer sagas, with the 37-year-old reportedly keen to leave Old Trafford and move to a Champions League club.

The Red Devils do not want to let him go as he has a year left on his contract with the club and there is no concrete interest in signing him even if United are willing to do a deal.

A number of European giants were touted as possible destinations for the Portuguese legend, but all missed out on bidding for his services.

Dortmund have joined the party in linking him with the striker, but have now ruled out a move for him.

The club’s chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke, told a press conference on Friday: “I love him as a player, it’s definitely a fascinating idea to see Cristiano Ronaldo playing at Signal Iduna Park.

“But there is no contact between the parties involved. So you have to stop talking about it from now on.

It seems increasingly likely that Ronaldo will stay at Old Trafford until the end of the season and wait out his contract with the club.

Links with the likes of Sporting and Chelsea continue, but with United yet to sign another striker, they will not allow Ronaldo to leave and leave them short-handed in attack.

Ronaldo has featured in both games so far this season, although he was unable to prevent United’s Premier League defeats to Brighton and Brentford. He is expected to feature on Monday night when the Red Devils host Liverpool at Old Trafford.

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