According to Sky Sports, Manchester United are now accepting the reality of Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation at the club.
The Red Devils are open to listening to offers for the 37-year-old, who held showdown talks at Carrington on Tuesday.
United were reportedly unwilling to let him go, prompting his agent Jorge Mendes to propose a one-year extension – only if Ronaldo is allowed to leave on loan to a Champions League side.
This attitude has led to widespread criticism and United are now resigned to the prospect of losing Cristiano.
Sky Sports understands that despite Erik ten Hag’s public insistence on not selling Ronaldo, the Dutch boss has ‘privately agreed’ with the board to offload him.
Club chiefs and Ten Hag reportedly feel it’s best to cut ties with Ronaldo to avoid disharmony in the dressing room.