Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be joining Manchester City after intense speculation that he was due to be signing for the Blues.
Reports had increased this week since Harry Kane’s decision to stay at Tottenham, culminating in a number of reports over the last 24 hours that Ronaldo was close to becoming a City player.
Pep Guardiola spoke to the media on Friday afternoon, saying that Ronaldo would decide where he wants to play rather than the Blues, adding that he felt any transfer was ‘far away’ with four days left of the transfer window.
Now, shortly after that press conference ended, news emerged that Ronaldo won’t be joining City after all, with Manchester United, agreeing a move instead.
United have officially announced Ronaldo’s return, pending a medical. It comes as a blow to City after their failure to capture Kane.
See how the day’s transfer news unfolded below.