A report in England today suggests that Real Madrid and Manchester United have opened up negotiations for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo.
United, who sold the Portuguese to Los Merengues in 2009 for a world record €96m fee, have been suggested this summer as one club interested in his services, amid reports of stalled contract renewal negotiations at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Madrid President Florentino Perez has more than once made public his intention to keep hold of the star and is rumoured to be trying to initiate contract talks with the 28-year-old during the club’s preseason tour of the US this fortnight.
Today, though, United are reported as back in for Ronaldo and are already apparently in ‘advanced negotiations’ that have been going on for the past two weeks.
The Daily Star allege that amid Madrid’s interest in Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, the Red Devils have come in for Ronaldo and secretly been holding talks over a proposed €96m deal, to match the fee Los Blancos paid out four years ago.
President Perez has also reportedly had the player indicate his willingness to return to the English side. David Moyes’ new team have otherwise been linked with Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Luka Modric this summer.