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A Club Has Opened The Door To Cristiano Ronaldo And They Have 'Big Dreams'

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A Club Has Opened The Door To Cristiano Ronaldo And They Have 'Big Dreams'

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly a target for Brazilian giants Corinthians and the club have 'big dreams' for him.

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The 37-year-old is still desperate to leave Manchester United as he wants to play in the Champions League.

So far, no European club has made an official bid for Ronaldo and the only concrete interest has come from Saudi Arabia.

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Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves has claimed he is 'keeping an eye' on the situation however and he'd be keen on bringing Ronaldo to South America.

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Image Credit: Alamy

"It's true, I'm dreaming big," he told Ulissescast per Marca. "This is Corinthians! Aren't Willian and Renato Augusto here?

"In football everything is possible, and I have the obligation to do my best for Corinthians.

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"Is it possible? I don't know. We haven't tried yet, we haven't looked into it, but we are keeping an eye on it. Imagine if he suddenly wants to play in Brazil."

Corinthians are currently second in Brazilian Serie A, four points behind leaders Palmeiras.

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions last season, but it didn't prevent United from a sixth place finish and their lowest-ever Premier League points tally.

He didn't go on pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for family reasons and returned to the side for Sunday's 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano.

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The five-time Ballon d'Or played 45 minutes and was pictured leaving Old Trafford before the game had finished.

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Image Credit: Alamy

United initially refused to comment on the situation but later said they had 'no issue' with his early departure.

That was not the stance of manager Erik ten Hag however, who called Ronaldo's conduct 'unacceptable.'.

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Below is how the conversation with Viaplay Sport went down: Here's how the conversaton with Viaplay Sport Nederland played out:

Interviewer: "At the beginning of the conversation, we talked about how important it is for you to have players arrive on time and your attention to details. But Cristiano seems to arrive and leave whenever he wants, how do you manage that?"

Ten Hag: "He was allowed to leave because of private reasons with his family, so what you are saying is absolutely not true."

Interviewer: "But against Rayo, he left the game during the break."

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Ten Hag: "There were many more players who left."

Interviewer: "So you think that's OK? Let is pass?"

Ten Hag: "Definitely not."

Interviewer: "So, how do you handle that?"

Ten Hag: "I certainly don't condone this. This is unacceptable. For everyone. We are a team and you have to stay until the end."

Ronaldo is in contention to start Sunday's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion after Anthony Martial suffered a hamstring injury.

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Topics: Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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