Ronaldo's Real return ruled out
Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti and Cristiano have both rubbished talk of a return to the Bernabeu for the Portuguese superstar, who is currently with Juventus.
Ancelotti and Ronaldo recently spoke to each other, fuelling rumours that the two could soon be reunited in the Spanish capital, however, the Real boss, whose are 10/11 to reclaim the domestic league title from city rivals Atletico (5/2), has distanced himself from any concrete links.
"Cristiano is a legend of Real Madrid and has all my love and respect," Ancelotti posted on twitter. "But never have I planned to sign him (this summer). We're looking to the future."
Never have I planned to sign him (this summer). We're looking to the future.Carlo Ancelotti
Ronaldo is almost constantly being linked with a move away from Juventus, with Paris Saint-Germain also seen as potential suitors until they swooped for Lionel Messi, following his shock exit from Barcelona.
Ronaldo speaks out
The 36-year-old Portuguese enjoyed nine trophy-laden seasons at the Bernabeu before moving to Turin, winning two league titles and four Champions Leagues in Madrid.
And Ronaldo responded to the latest rumours, with a pointed statement on Instagram which included: "The frivolous way that my future is covered in the media is disrespectful to all the clubs involved in these rumours, as well as to their players and staff."
Mbappe more likely
However, it is believed that Ancelotti is keen to lure Kylian Mbappe away from Paris, as the France World Cup winner is into the final 12 months of his contract at the Parc des Princes, but is showing no interest in signing a new deal.
Some sources close to the 22-year-old believe he is determined to secure a move to the Bernabeu and that could spark a PSG move for Ronaldo which would see him sensationally play in the same team as Messi.
Ancelotti is spearheading a new age at Real following the departures of club captain Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane, but it seems to be crystal clear that Ronaldo will not be a part of that rebuild.