With less than 2 weeks to go before the summer transfer window closes, Cristiano Ronaldo
's future is still up in the air. The Portuguese superstar has reportedly been unhappy at Manchester United since the club finished sixth in the 2021/22 Premier League campaign. Since the summer transfer window opened, he has been keen on a move to a club participating in the UEFA Champions League.Premier League rivals Chelsea seemed to be Ronaldo's most likely destination for some time. However, after it came to the fore that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel
had no interest in signing Ronaldo, he had to look elsewhere. For some time, Ronaldo was linked with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, but in more recent times, the Portuguese superstar has been heavily linked to Bayern's rivals Borussia Dortmund.However, Ronaldo's hopes of joining Borussia Dortmund have been dealt a blow by the club's sporting director and former player Sebastian Kehl
. While Kehl has acknowledged publicly that Ronaldo is a fantastic, world-class footballer, he has ruled out a move for the 37-year-old. Kehl has revealed that Dortmund's financial situation won't allow them to pay Ronaldo's astronomical wages.It will be interesting to see how things work out if Ronaldo doesn't get his desired move. Since returning to Manchester United, Ronaldo has been criticized for his attitude towards his teammates and for creating a hostile atmosphere in the dressing room. Even though he finished 2021/22 as the Red Devils' top scorer, his overall performances were lackluster at best. United has got off to the worst possible start in the new campaign and has lost both its opening games.New manager Erik Ten Hag
is struggling to apply his system, even though there were promising signs during pre-season. If Manchester United is to lose Ronaldo now, it would make things difficult for them as the club doesn't have a seasoned, out-and-out center forward to fall back on.