According to journalist Paul Brown, Bayern Munich’might contemplate’ a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 37-year-old is now on international duty with Portugal, but he might be regarded as a replacement for Julian Nagelsmann at the Allianz Arena after leaving Manchester United by mutual consent.
While Ronaldo was still under contract at Old Trafford, the Daily Mail reported that Bayern executives flew to England to discuss a possible transfer with the player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, in light of Sadio Mane’s injury problems.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer is said to be a target for the Bavarians, with journalist Florian Plettenberg reporting that he is “leaning towards” a move to the German club, despite interest from Liverpool and Chelsea, though the move is not said to be advanced.
In terms of future prospects, Marca reports that Joao Felix may be considered for a move to Munich, since Atletico Madrid are now willing to sell the Portugal international, and Bayern is said to have bid £86 million for him last summer.
According to CaughtOffside, Nagelsmann is also interested in midfielder Declan Rice, joining a growing list of possible suitors for the West Ham United star, which includes Chelsea and Manchester United.
Brown believes that a move to Munich may still be on the cards for the man who was earning £515k-a-week at Man United, but states that they are likely to be the only top team that could do a deal, telling GIVEMESPORT: “The one that sticks in the back of my mind is Bayern Munich, I wonder if Bayern might be the team that has a nibble at him.
“They have a need in that position and he’d probably fit into that setup better than he would anywhere else, his representatives have certainly explored that in the past but they might be the only absolutely top-tier, high, elite team that might consider pushing hard to get Ronaldo right now.“
With his tenure at Old Trafford coming to a close, the Portugal captain had the opportunity to impress Bayern Munich in his country’s World Cup opener against Ghana.
According to SofaScore, the Madeira-born striker had a mixed game, missing two good chances in the first half to put his side ahead, but he subsequently made up for it with a penalty goal after drawing a foul from Mohammed Salisu.
In trademark fashion, the man, who the Mirror claim has a net worth totaling £367m, displayed nerves of steel to fire the ball into the top left corner, a crucial goal for his side, who were 3-2 victors after a nervy finish to the game.