Real Madrid are finally willing to let go Cristiano Ronaldo if the club receive the hefty £80m they slashed for CR7, according to reports.
Amidst rumours of the Portuguese superstar leaving Bernabeu, Manchester United and PSG are ready to battle it out to land him. Chelsea were also linked recently. But can they go past the huge £80m price tag Real has slapped on Ronaldo? That’s a million dollar question.
United are hoping they can emotionally lure Ronaldo for a dream return to Old Trafford and the Portuguese will favour the club he has in his heart, but the Real Madrid superstar has made no secret of his desire to accept a new challenge, which French champions PSG are relishing.
Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid in a sensational deal 6 years ago and the Spanish outfit are well aware that his attractive status has not fallen since then despite recent off form.
The Sun reports, Real Madrid are are under the table waiting for a monster offer that will force them with no other choice to initiate the talks
After Real Madrid’s Champions League encounter with PSG, the French side’s president Nasser El-Khelaifi gave a hint that they are planning a move for Ronaldo.
“Ronaldo has a contract with Real and we respect that. Negotiations would be in secret but nothing for now.” He told the reporters.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday, the Cristiano Ronaldo also refused to rule out a potential return to Old Trafford.
“I’m a huge supporter of Manchester United – as I say many times, I’m very comfortable in Real Madrid now, and I feel happy.
“But as people know I like Manchester United, I love that club, but [the] future, nobody knows. But right now I feel good and I feel happy in Real Madrid.”
Last week reports suggested that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to go past as much as €100m to hijack Ronaldo, and might raise the money by selling Oscar, Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic in a desperate attempt to turn the table for his struggling club.
Ronaldo also recently has sent mixed messages regarding his future, as his Real Madrid deal expires in 2018 and several times the player has given hints of life outside Bernabeu. He told Marca “Work with Mourinho again? Why not? I’ve got two more years on my contract with Real Madrid, but no-one knows what the future holds.”