“I have had quite a lot of contact in the last week,” explained British TV personality Piers Morgan during an appearance on talkSPORT.
“I certainly think it’d be highly unlikely if Cristiano Ronaldo plays another game for Manchester United. I just think mentally he’s moved on.
“I’m not going to say what we’ve said to each other but like I said from the start I don’t think Cristiano feels Manchester United share his ambitions.
“I think he feels that the signings they’re making, the commitment they showed last season, where they finished up and a lack of Champions League football.”
Morgan cheekily added: “Arsenal fans listening should know I’m doing everything in my power to try and persuade him to come to Arsenal.
“And bearing in mind he was close to coming to Arsenal as an 18-year-old, he was about to sign under Arsene Wenger, and at the last minute he blitzed United in a friendly for Sporting Lisbon and Ferguson didn’t leave that game until he signed him.
“I believe he’d be coming home! Him up front with Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah would be a fantastic forward line for us, so why not?”
Well, Arsenal can have him but before they start celebrating, it’d be nice to know how they plan on affording his half-a-million pound weekly wages.