Manchester United have placed no restrictions on where Cristiano Ronaldo can play next, but although he could join another Premier League team, Newcastle have already ruled out a move for the striker, sources told ESPN.
The termination of Ronaldo's contract at Old Trafford, which was due to run until June, has been described as a "clean break," and the 37-year-old can sign for another club immediately without waiting for the January transfer window.
Reports have suggested that Newcastle, owned by a consortium led by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, could be a possible destination for the Portugal international, but sources have told ESPN they have no interest.
Sources have also told ESPN that Ronaldo's representatives are also hopeful of reigniting interest from Chelsea.
Agent Jorge Mendes met with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly in the summer, but a potential deal was rejected by then-manager Thomas Tuchel (who has since been replaced by Graham Potter).