Cristiano Ronaldo has debunked rumors he could join former club Sporting on loan.
The Manchester United star responded to an Instagram post from Sports TV Portugal suggesting he had been to his old club for interviews.
Ronaldo called the rumors ‘false’. Other outlets including Caught offside had claimed that Ronaldo was in talks with Sporting.
Cristiano Ronaldo responds to Sporting loan transfer rumors
Ronaldo has kept a dignified silence about his future over the past fortnight and let others speak for him.
He has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Bayern Munich and even an unnamed Saudi club, The mail report, but none of these transactions seem likely.
BBC Sports report Ronaldo wants to leave United this summer – but credible options seem to be running out.
A return to Sporting is a move that could come at an even later stage in Ronaldo’s career, but he doesn’t want to raise his former team’s hopes.
Ronaldo might also just be tired of all the speculation about his future. United’s official position on Ronaldo’s absence from the pre-season tour said: “He’s been granted extra time off to sort out a family issue.”