Cristiano Ronaldo’s advisors have reportedly sounded out a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing the Manchester United star. The Portuguese international is currently exiled from the first-team squad after his outburst against Tottenham saw him get banned from training by United boss Erik ten Hag.

The top flight trio were reportedly interested in signing him but now believe that a move to the sign the superstar would be ‘too risky’ given his turbulent time at United. A source told The Sun: ‘Chelsea were interested in Ronaldo over the summer, but he is no longer on their radar. Arsenal and Newcastle realise the quality he would bring in helping them to achieve their ambitions.

With Ronaldo eager to get back out onto the pitch, his team have identified a number of potential suitors  though Premier League clubs are now starting to see the superstar as ‘too risky’ to sign.  According to the Sun, Ronaldo’s advisors had sounded out potential suitors in Premier League clubs Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle.

‘But both clubs worry about the wider impact his arrival could have on the clubs. The most likely destination now is Italy. Napoli were interested in Ronaldo over the summer and are still keen. ‘Adding him to their squad is a step they believe will help in their aim to remain top of Serie A and to progress through the Champions League,’ the source added.

Whereas Napoli’s highest earner Piotr Zielinski – their 28-year-old Polish midfielder is only on a weekly salary of £110k-a-week. Ronaldo’s circumstances may change when he meets Erik ten Hag arrived at Carrington for showdown talks on Tuesday morning – as they look to draw a line under the Portuguese superstar’s ongoing exile.

‘But it will come down to whether the club can match the eye-watering wage demands.’ The five-time Ballon d’Or winner currently earns £360k-a-week at United after his original £480k-a-week deal was cut following their failure to qualify for the Champions League last season. 

The 37-year-old has been training alone since being banished from the first team squad after refusing to come on as a substitute against Tottenham last week.  He rejected a request to go on with five minutes to go and stormed down the tunnel at Old Trafford before the full-time whistle during their 2-0 win over Antonio Conte’s side on Wednesday. 

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