'Ronaldo was open to Milan offer'

Serie A

AC Milan chief Marco Fassone has revealed five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was open to joining the Serie A giants before he joined Juventus.

There were a couple teams linked with Ronaldo before he completed the switch to Turin last year.

Fassone revealed that the Milan president was very interested in the Portuguese star but the nothing materialised due to financial side.

"The president wanted Cristiano Ronaldo, but the figures told us this was inadvisable," Fassone told Sportitalia.

"Ronaldo was open to evaluating the opportunity, as Milan are a famous club and there was enthusiasm around us.

"However, we never went beyond some internal calculations and seeing if he was potentially open to it."

During his first season with the Bianconeri, Ronaldo netted 28 goals assisted a further 10 while also scooping the Serie MVP award.