There are a fair few of our punters in the Football Transfer Tavern looking a little bit annoyed with the latest claim coming from The Independent.
The publication seem to think that any move for Portuguese international superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is a no-go.
The publication claim that Real Madrid are more than willing to warn both Chelsea and Ronaldo’s former club Manchester United off the forward – publicly at least.
Although, as one of our regulars notes over a pint of beer, what Real Madrid say in public and what they plot in private are two totally different things.
Of course, we have seen Ronaldo moan about life at the club before and even claim he is not loved in an outburst one short of demanding a birthday cake like Manchester City’s Yaya Toure!
However, this time it seems that Manchester United and Chelsea are sitting up and taking note.
To prise Ronaldo away would cost a huge amount in terms of a transfer fee and wages and we have already seen some pretty large figures thrown around from Chelsea in terms of a transfer fee of £60 million and wages of £300,000-per-week from United.
Punters. Who do you think Ronaldo will be playing for this time next season? Do your English sides have a hope in hell of landing him from the reigning champions of Europe? Let us know your thoughts below.