Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to receive a huge offer from a Saudi Arabian side that a number of Premier League sides are interested in.
The 37-year-old attacker was officially released by Manchester United on Tuesday after his contract was mutually terminated.
It gives him the freedom to move to a new club for free, but as in the summer, options may be limited.
Newcastle United and Chelsea currently have no plans to sign the Portugal international and Bayern Munich are also hesitant to make a move.
Ronaldo is likely to receive an offer to play in Saudi Arabia’s Pro League after being probed by Al-Hilal last summer, the Telegraph reports.
Over the summer, CNN Portugal unveiled an incredible offer from a then-unnamed club in Saudi Arabia poised to make the five-time Ballon d’Or winners the highest-paid player in football history.
The proposal would have earned Ronaldo €350 million over two seasons.
That’s about five times what he currently earns at Old Trafford, and United will also receive £25 million as part of the deal.
“It’s true, yes it’s true,” Ronaldo told Piers Morgan Uncensored about being offered two seasons in Saudi Arabia.
“But what the press kept saying, nonsense, nobody wants me, which is completely wrong.
“And I was happy here, to be honest I was motivated to have a great season here. But they keep repeating that no one wants Cristiano. How do they not want a player who scored 32 goals for the national team last year?”
Interest in the Middle East continues, where Ronaldo could also be used as the face of Saudi Arabia to host the 2023 World Cup.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Greece are set to bid to host the league in eight years’ time and Real Madrid could play a key role in the lead up to the bid, according to the report.
ESPN reports that Newcastle have no interest in signing Ronaldo for Tyneside, while recent reports also suggest Chelsea are unlikely to go ahead if Graham Potter is “unenthusiastic” about the prospect of him joining the club.
Ronaldo’s current focus is the World Cup, with Portugal kicking off their campaign against Ghana this afternoon.