Cristiano Ronaldo receives a bid from the Saudi club

Cristiano Ronaldo has received an offer of over £ 200 million to leave Manchester United for a club in Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo, 37, has a contract with Manchester United until next summer, but informed the club that he wanted to leave before the new season.

It is understood that he has received a lucrative offer from an unnamed Saudi Arabia club worth 233.23 million pounds (275 million euros) over two years.

That equates to a figure of around £ 2.24 million a week.

Sources say the club are also willing to pay Manchester United a transfer fee of around £ 25 million. Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford from Juventus for an initial £ 12.86 million last summer.

However, Ronaldo is not thought to be keen on accepting the offer because it remains his ambition to play in the Champions League next season.

Athletics reported on Thursday that Chelsea have decided not to make any attempt to sign Ronaldo this summer, although other clubs, including Atletico Madrid, still have an interest.

Manchester United have repeatedly insisted that Ronaldo is not for sale, but the player did not travel on the club’s pre-season tour in Thailand and Australia due to “personal reasons”.

New manager Erik ten Hag has insisted that the veteran forward is a central part of his plans for the coming season.

He said earlier this week: “We are planning with Ronaldo for this season. That is it. I look forward to working with him.”

Asked if Ronaldo wants to leave, Ten Hag replied: “He has not told me this. I have read, but as I say, Cristiano is not for sale, he is in our plans and we want to succeed together.

“I talked to him before this question came up. I had a conversation with him and had a really good chat.”

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