Cristiano Ronaldo 'wanted Man City move' as Pep Guardiola pursues 'perfect' Luka Modric

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Media watch: City was Ronaldo's destination of choice, Guardiola keen on Modric and Kingsley Coman emerges as a possible target
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Welcome to the latest edition of City Is Ours media watch.

You didn't really think Cristiano Ronaldo would be linked to Manchester City before moving to our neighbours without a whole host of rumours emerging once the dust had settled, did you?

The summer transfer window may have closed but there's still an abundance of transfer rumours flying around, so save yourself the job of scrolling through endless articles and enjoy our one-stop-shop media round-up for the day...

Ronaldo was keen on City move

Well, this is interesting.

Spanish football expertGuillem Balague has revealed Ronaldo had his heart set on a move to the blue half of Manchester prior to joining United.

Balague claims the five-time Ballon d'Or winner and his agent, Jorge Mendes, had decided City was their "destination of choice" as they desperately pursued a move away from Juventus.

In an odd turn of events, Barcelona could have played a huge part in facilitating the former Real Madrid man's move to City, with the Catalan club lodging their interest in Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

Had Barça not been, erm, absolutely skint, they were keen to thrash out a deal for at least one of the aforementioned trio and that could have paved the way for Ronaldo's move to City.

Ah, the joys of…
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