Al Nassr chief breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo deal as Saudi club aim to make him highest paid athlete of all time

AL-NASSR president Masli Al-Muamr has denied speaking to Cristiano Ronaldo during the World Cup about the possibility of signing him.

Sensational reports emerged earlier this month that the 37-year-old was set to make the move to the Middle East.

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Ronaldo is a free agent following his sacking from Manchester United and is searching for a new club.

Marca claimed that Ronaldo had agreed a two-year deal that would see him earn a staggering £173million-a-year at Al-Nassr.

That would have made him the highest paid sportsman in history.

Manager Rudi Garcia said that he would be “delighted” to work alongside Ronaldo.

But chief Al-Muamr revealed that he hasn’t even spoken with the legend.

He SSC Sports told “Cristiano was busy recently with the World Cup and I didn’t expect him to negotiate with anyone.

“We will not speak about other players, I wish the best to Cristiano with any decision.”

Ronaldo has returned to Europe following Portugal’s World Cup exit and is still yet to find a new club.

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But the ex-United star has been reportedly training with Real Madrid to maintain his fitness levels with his relationship with his former club still on good terms.

Though Ronaldo is training away from the first-team with Lo Blancos already preparing for their return to La Liga action on 30 December.

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