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Arsenal's Cristiano Ronaldo bid failed over £12m price tag - Arsene Wenger

N's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen feels Arsenal need to bring in several key defenders if the club is to challenge for sivlerware. Arsene Wenger says Arsenal failed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as a teenager because they wouldn't match Manchester United's £12 million bid for Sporting CP starlet. Wenger identified Ronaldo as the player he most regrets missing out on in an interview with Arsenal's official website, and described how close he was to signing the Portuguese player as an 18-year-old in 2003. "He was here with his mother and we were very close," Wenger said. "Then Man United came in and they had Carlos Queiroz at the time, who was their coach. United played...
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