Jose Mourinho has suggested it is unlikely that Manchester United will be able to tempt Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in the summer.
Sources have told ESPN FC that the Real Madrid forward is open to a return to the Premier League because of frustrations over a new deal at the Bernabeu.
However, Mourinho — who confirmed new signing Alexis Sanchez will feature against Yeovil Town on Friday — believes the 32-year-old will stay in the Spanish capital.
“I think with the moment Real Madrid is having now I think I should be the last one to add some fuel to the fire,” Mourinho told a news conference
“Madrid is on fire, the results are not good and it’s a club where I worked three years, I cared about the club, I am the last one to add fire.
“To put some water on the fire, Cristiano is the kind of player every manager and club wants but only one can have. That’s Real Madrid, that’s my feeling.”