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Ronaldo denies accepting Saudi Arabia deal,Australia also turned down



Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence over reports making the rounds that has linked  him with a potential move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr on a lucrative offer worth £173 million-a-year.

The 37-year-old star, who came off the bench and aided Portugal’s 6-1 thumping of Switzerland, broke the ice about the move after the match that the report is untrue.

Ronaldo is now a free agent after reaching a mutual agreement with Manchester United to terminate his contract following his explosive interview with journalist Piers Morgan. 

The news of his being up for transfer has intensified interest from clubs with reports popping up in the media recently of a deal reached with Al-Nassr that would see the Portugal forward ply his trade in the Middle East.

“No, that is not true-not true,” Ronaldo said.

The five-time Ballon d’Or has also rejected a move to join a club in Australia (A-League).

A-League chief, Danny Townsend, also disclosed that there had been plans to bring Ronaldo to Australia shortly after he left Manchester United but has now confirmed that the Portugal captain has knocked back their offer.

“We had interesting discussions, and there was genuine interest, but it’s clear he has other priorities at this stage,” Townsend told the Sydney Morning Herald.

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