REAL MADRID President Florentino Pérez has denied all rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo's return.
The Manchester United star, 37, is eager to step down this summer.
But he has seen many avenues closed in his transfer market.
Chelsea and Bayern Munich both lost interest after moving to sign Ronaldo.
And the Portuguese legend continues to find himself in limbo at Old Trafford, where his Premier League season has already begun.
One of his possible routes left was Real's shock return to Madrid.
Ronaldo spent his nine years at the Bernabéu, where in just 438 games he scored 450 goals, two titles and he won four Champions League his league.
Real failed to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, leaving open the possibility of a new forward.
But Ross his Whites president Florentino Pérez ruthlessly denied a reunion with Ronaldo this month.
The Real Madrid chief was asked by a cheeky fan in the lobby if he would move to Ronaldo.
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But Perez thinks before saying I laughed it off. He is 38 years old!
This means Ronaldo is slowly making progress towards staying at Manchester United, and it looks like he will be without a signing this summer.
As for Real, it remains to be seen if the Champions will sign further deals after winning his league last season.
Antonio Rudiger acquired from Chelsea on a free transfer.
And the club paid promising Monegasque midfielder Aurelian Chuameni his £72 million.
Real also said goodbye to some players. Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Isco, Luka Jovic and Borja Mayoral all sent off.