Following Portugal’s elimination from 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he will make an announcement to clarify his future plans within the next few days.
The Manchester United winger has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid, with the Spanish champions reportedly prepared to make a world record bid for the player.
Speaking after Portugal’s 3-2 defeat to Germany, Ronaldo said: “The possibilities are great but as you’ve all seen it doesn’t depend on me,” he said.
“In the next few days, we will see if we can arrive at an agreement because my tournament is over.
“I have many desires and in the next days, they will become clear.”
“I will speak to United. I will try to reach an agreement and we will see.”
When asked if he has made a decision regarding a move to Real Madrid, he replied: “No, not yet.”
United issued a swift response to the latest speculation on the club’s official website.
“Further to Friday’s press speculation about where Cristiano Ronaldo’s future lies, the club has moved to reiterate its stance on the matter: United are not listening to offers,” read United’s statement.
“Ronaldo has continually been linked with a move to Spanish side Real Madrid this summer.
“But the club reaffirmed to ManUtd.com on Friday morning that the 23-year-old United star is “not for sale”.”
The midfielder was instrumental in United’s [Premier League and Champions League double triumph last season, scoring 42 goals over the course of the campaign. He was less influential for Portugal during Euro 2008, although he revealed that he has been carrying an injury that will now require minor surgery.
“I’m going to have an operation now,” said the winger.
“I have had a small problem for about three months. I’ll have the operation and then have a good recovery period.”
Manchester United have already reported Real Madrid to world governing body Fifa over their public courtship of Ronaldo, although the organisation decided to take no formal action.