Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has denied rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo is set for a return to the club via his official Twitter account.
Spanish outlet El Chiringuito claimed last night that Ancelotti wanted to bring the Portuguese icon back to Real this summer – and that the Italian boss had began talks with Ronaldo’s camp.
Ronaldo’s contract with Juventus expires next summer, and there have been reports linking him with a move away.
However, Ancelotti has rubbished reports that he is set for a return to Real – and says he has never considered signing him.
He tweeted: “Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend and he has all my love and respect.
“I have never considered signing him. We look forward. #HalaMadrid.”
Ronaldo’s record at Real
After signing from Manchester United for a then world record fee of £80 million back in 2009, Ronaldo went on to have an astronomical impact at Real.
He scored a total of 450 goals for the club over nine seasons, and won the Ballon d’Or on four separate occasions.
The Portuguese forward then won The Best FIFA Men’s Player award in 2016 and 2017.
He helped Real to win 15 trophies during his time at the club, including two LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues.
The first of those Champions League titles was won during Ancelotti’s first stint of charge of Los Blancos, with a 4-1 defeat of Atletico Madrid in extra-time in the final in 2014.
Speaking to talkSPORT in 2013 about Ancelotti, Ronaldo said: “He’s a fantastic man and a fantastic person.
“He was a player before so he has experience of how to deal with players.
“I’m very glad to work him. I have learnt many things with him and his staff, so I am happy.”
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