Ronaldo keen on Flamengo move

The Brazilian striker is available on a free transfer and has been linked with Manchester City, Siena and PSG recently.

“Flamengo are in pole position,” Ronaldo declared. “But I don’t want me going there to be them doing me a favour.

“In January I will announce my decision, but I don’t want to play badly in the Maracana.

“My dream is to play for Flamengo because I have always been and always will be a fan.

“The real problem for me now is losing weight because at the moment I have 14 per cent body fat.

“When I started work with Flamengo I was at 16 per cent but an athlete shouldn’t be over 11.

“At the moment I’m a wounded soldier but I’m not dead. I won’t stop fighting and I want to return to the Brazilian national side.”