Cristiano Ronaldo was very keen on a move to Manchester City from Juventus before Manchester United came calling, according to COPE.
The Spanish publication claims European football journalist, Guillem Ballague informed it that Ronaldo was ready to head to Etihad Stadium.
However, City were unable to sell an attacker to make room for the 36-year-old’s addition.
City tried and failed to offload one of Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus or Riyad Mahrez.
Ronaldo eventually ended up returning to Manchester United who swooped in at the last minute.
The Portugal captain is now in line to make his second debut on Saturday against Newcastle United.