City rubbish Ronaldo move talk

It had been claimed that the Blues were preparing a record-breaking

approach for the Real Madrid forward this summer. A

£150million bid was said to be in the pipeline as City’s

ambitious owners look to flex their financial muscles. With the

club preparing for a UEFA Champions League campaign in 2011/12, it

is expected that they will be busy once the transfer market

re-opens. They have, however, moved quickly to distance themselves

from a proposed approach for former Manchester United winger

Ronaldo, who has spent the last two seasons in Spain. Senior

officials at Eastlands said: “Speculation linking the club with

Ronaldo is ill-informed and unfounded and nothing other than

mischief-making. “Whilst there is no doubt that Ronaldo is one of

the world’s greatest players, he is not on the club’s list of

transfer targets.” Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford between

2003 and 2009, landing three Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a

Champions League crown during that time. Having made it clear that

it was an ambition of his to turn out in the legendary all-white

strip of Real, he was offloaded by United for £80million in

the summer of 2009.