Former Manchester City star Michael Ball insists that the club never made a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window.
An amazing sequence of events saw City heavily linked with a potential move to sign the legendary Portugal international from Juventus.
However, not 24 hours later, Manchester United revealed that they had reached an agreement to sign their former star, who could make his second debut for the club this weekend against Newcastle United.
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BBC Sport reported at the time that United struck a deal with the Serie A club to pay £12.8m for one of the best footballers of all time, and Ball has now insisted that there was no bid put forward by City.
Prior to United announcing his signing, reports claimed that the Premier League champions explored the option of bringing him to the Etihad Stadium, but ultimately decided against it.
Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, Ball said: “It was a strange one. The social media reports were all looking like it was City.
“I’ve been told City never made a bid for him. They spoke to his agent and wages wouldn’t be a problem but they never actually spoke to Juventus about bringing him to the football club.”
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