Cristiano Ronaldo may be pushing for move away from Manchester United, but Bayern Munich are out of the running for any summer transfer as Oliver Kahn says the Portuguese superstar does not fit the recruitment “philosophy” at Allianz Arena.
The reigning Bundesliga champions had been mooted for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner as he looks to make his way through the exits at Old Trafford.
Bayern have benefited from the presence of an experienced frontman in Robert Lewandowski in recent times, and are seeing him pursue a fresh start of his own, but Kahn has sought to distance Bayern from any approach for 37-year-old Ronaldo.
Will Bayern Munich bid for Cristiano Ronaldo?
Kahn told Kicker: “As highly as I rate Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest, a transfer wouldn't be a fit with our philosophy.”
Where will Cristiano Ronaldo go if he leaves Man Utd?
There are few options available to Ronaldo and is looks to walk away from the final year of his contract in Manchester.
He has been linked with Roma and Napoli in Italy, but they are not guaranteed to deliver the silverware he craves.
Chelsea are said to be expressing interest from within the Premier League, with Ronaldo yet to return to pre-season training at Man Utd , and they may be able to get a deal over the line.
Paris Saint-Germain have also been credited with potential interest, as questions are asked of Neymar’s future at Parc des Princes, and any switch to France would see Ronaldo link up with Lionel Messi.