Bayern Munich denounce rumours linking them to Ronaldo as "hoax of the day"

The German giants have responded to reports linking the Real Madrid star to the club

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Bayern Munich have taken the unusual approach of officially dismissing rumours regarding interest in Cristiano Ronaldo.

It's reported the Real Madrid forward wants to leave Spain - and a return to Manchester United has been heavily mentioned.

In an article on Bayern's website headlined "hoax of the day", chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said speculation linking them with a move for Ronaldo "must be consigned to the realms of fantasy".

Rummenigge said: "We’re used to being the subject of intense transfer speculation during transfer windows.

"Normally we don’t comment on rumours, but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy."