Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta admits turning down the chance to sign Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Laporta is going for the Barca presidency for a second time.
And he recalled an offer he had in 2003, "We were about to sign Ronaldinho and Rafa Marquez. The agent of the Mexican defender offered us to sign a player called Cristiano Ronaldo.
"He was playing for Sporting CP at that time. He told us: 'I've already sold him to Manchester United for €19, but you can sign him for €17m.'
"We refused the offer as we had already signed Ronaldinho and I have no regrets."