Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has shut down rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo to the club, stating the Portugal international does not fit into their philosophy.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has come under scrutiny after the Portuguese talisman reportedly instructed his agent to look for a new club. The global superstar rejoined Manchester United last summer amid much fanfare and made his point by finishing the season as the club’s top scorer.

However, Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and their slow start in the summer transfer window has influenced Ronaldo’s decision to leave. The Portugal international won the coveted European crown five times during his career and wants to keep playing in the competition in the last few years of his time on the pitch.

Despite being contracted until 2023, Ronaldo is willing to depart Old Trafford for a new challenge. However, considering the financial challenge his potential new club might have to consider, there are only a few options in today’s market.

Chelsea have been mentioned as a suitor and remain an option along with Bayern Munich, who are tipped to replace Robert Lewandowski with Ronaldo. The Polish striker is eager to join Barcelona.

From an outside perspective, replacing Lewandowski with Ronaldo would make complete sense, but Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has swiftly ruled out such a move. Bavarian Football Works quoted the former German captain, who stated Ronaldo does not fit into the club’s philosophy.

Kahn said, “As much as I appreciate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest, a move would not fit into our philosophy.”

So with Kahn shutting the rumour down, what more options does Ronaldo have apart from remaining at Manchester United? There was reported interest from Napoli in Italy, although the financial implications of fulfilling a deal would be too much for the Serie A giants.

As things stand, staying put at Manchester United seems the likeliest option for Ronaldo. Despite this, the player’s agent continues to hold talks elsewhere, hoping to find a new suitor for the Portuguese superstar. Whether he stays put and plays a season under the progressive Erik ten hag remains to be seen, and if not, then the club will have to find a suitable replacement.

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