Cristiano Ronaldo OUT of Man Utd's pre-season tour amid Chelsea transfer bid with Portuguese one of four missing | The SunJuly 8, 2022
CRISTIANO RONALDO has not been included in Manchester United's pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.
The Red Devils have announced the squad list ahead of the trip but the superstar is absent along with Phil Jones, Andreas Pereira and Brandon Williams, who has an injury issue.
Last week Ronaldo, 37, asked the club to sell him if they receive a fair offer and he has since failed to turn up to training.
And now he has cast further doubt over his United future by not participating in the tour.
Erik ten Hag has given Ronaldo permission to take extend his break as he deals with a family issue.
That means he is set to miss friendlies against Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Melbourne Victory.
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SunSport exclusively revealed that United have accepted they WILL lose Ronaldo this summer.
Chelsea are now looking to pounce with a £14m bid for the unsettled Portuguese.
Owner Todd Boehly is a big fan of Ronaldo and has bene involved in ongoing talks with the striker's agent Jorge Mendes.
It is believed the American will first get Thomas Tuchel's approval before launching a bid for Ronaldo.
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Ronaldo has also been liked with Napoli, Sporting Lisbon and Bayern Munich – but the German champions have now ruled out a move for the forward.
Ronaldo still has a year left on his Old Trafford deal but is thought to be eager to leave in order to continue playing in the Champions League.
Ten Hag had been keen for Ronaldo to stay and help his Old Trafford revolution.
But after talks with the board, the Dutchman has now accepted he will have to plan for the future without him.
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