Manchester United and Chelsea have both seen their odds on signing Cristiano Ronaldo tumble after the Real Madrid star admitted publicly for the first time that he is not near to signing a new contract at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to the Premier League this summer after apparently growing disillusioned with life in the Spanish capital, where despite enjoying four brilliant seasons on a personal level, he has won just two major trophies with Los Blancos since his record-breaking £80 million move from Manchester United.
And this afternoon Ronaldo added further fuel to the fire that he is not happy with Madrid by issuing a statement via his Twitter page, telling everyone that rumours that he has signed a new contract at the Bernabeu are not true.
His status update read: “All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false.”
Whether or not Ronaldo is playing games with the club’s hierarchy, the move has been enough for bwin to dramatically cut the price on his potential suitors in an instant.
Ronaldo is now just 7/2, cut from 19/4 just before his tweet, to be back at Old Trafford next season at the club where he won three Premier League titles, one Champions League, one FA Cup and one League Cup.
Monaco, who were yesterday reported to be lining up an £85 million bid for the former Sporting Lisbon star, are also 7/2 (from 19/4) to sign Ronaldo.
Chelsea, now managed by his former Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, have also been cut to sign Ronaldo this summer – bwin go 5/1 from 7/1 that the Portuguese forward ends up at Stamford Bridge over the coming months.
Paris Saint-Germain, who have also been heavily linked with making a record-breaking move for Ronaldo, are 8/1 (from 9/1) to secure his services, while Manchester City are 50/1 to take CR7 to the Etihad.
You can back Ronaldo to remain at Real Madrid beyond the current transfer window at 3/20.