Ronaldo 'At Home' With Manchester United, Tevez Nearing Exit

The Red Devils manager is confident that Ronaldo will be at Old Trafford next season, but he appears less optimistic of Tevez's chances...
According to reports in various British tabloids, Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to be a Manchester United player for the 2009-10 campaign, while Carlos Tevez is not.

It has been claimed that Spanish giants Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldo, apparently preparing a bid in the region of €80 million (£70m) to secure his services.

However, Red Devils manager Alex Ferguson appears to be quietly confident that the 24-year-old Portugal international is going nowhere this summer.

"All I can say is that he has given no indication that he wants to go," Ferguson is quoted as saying by The Mail on Sunday.

"He's happy and relaxed and so am I. And there hasn't been a whisper of contact from Real."

The versatile 6ft 1in winger, who can also operate as a striker, has also given his clearest indication yet that he plans to stay at Old Trafford.

"This is my home now. I think even when I say my heart is here, people are still going to speak and make things up. But this is where I want to play," Ronaldo is quoted as saying by The News of the World.

"We are part of an era that can go down in history for the way we are playing and for the trophies we are winning. The boss believes in this team and so do I. And this is where I want to be. Manchester United is now my house."

Meanwhile, it seems much less likely that Argentina international Carlos Tevez will be a United player after his two-year loan spell expires at the end of the season.

Ferguson has suggested that United may be trying to negotiate a deal to keep hold of the 5ft 7in forward, but it seems that the 25-year-old may have decided he wants to move on.

"It is a difficult situation which we are still trying to sort out," Ferguson remarked.

"There's not a lot we can do if he decides to go. It will depend on which club can offer the deal his representatives are looking for."

Ricky Brooks,