Legendary goalkeeper and Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has provided an update on whether the Bundesliga giants are interested in signing five-time Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo for free in the upcoming winter transfer window. Ronaldo has parted ways with Manchester United after an explosive interview in which he criticized club owners and manager Erik Ten Hag. Ronald and MAN United have mutually decided to terminate the contract.
Bayern Munich are looking for a striker after failing to keep Robert Lewandowski at the club this summer.
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There were rumors that Bayern would consider signing Ronaldo for free. However, Kahn has completely dismissed the rumors and ruled out a transfer for the Portuguese star.
“I can rule out a transfer for Ronaldo. We considered it, we all love Ronaldo, but strategy is different. We have a clear idea, a philosophy of how our team should be put together,” Kahn told Sky Sports.
Meanwhile, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to the club last year to a huge reception as fans welcomed him home. However, it did not reach the fairytale ending.
In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo said he does not speak to the Glazers, the Americans who have controlled United since 2005, and that they do not have the club’s best interests at heart.
Meanwhile, Kahn, an admirer of England striker Harry Kane, suggested the club have not yet finalized a player as they are still considering options to sign a striker in the summer term next season.
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“Kane is a very good player, but there are a lot of other very good players as well. I’ve read that everywhere – Oliver Kahn and Kane, Hasan and Kane… We are considering a lot of players,” said Kahn.
Kane tried to move to Manchester City last season but Tottenham Hotspur were adamant about keeping him as the England striker ended up staying at the club. However, his current contract expires in 2024 and Tottenham could sell him next summer if an interesting offer comes their way.
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