Cristiano Ronaldo has cooked up a media frenzy over the past few days after it was reported that the forward wants to leave Real Madrid this summer.
The Portuguese has been caught up in a storm about an unpaid tax bill of £12.9 million which the Spanish authorities claim the Portuguese has defrauded them of through his earnings on image rights.
And it is understood that the 32-year-old is ready to turn his back on life in Spain, where he has spent the past eight years of his career, with transfer speculation having since gone wild.
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Inevitably, Manchester United have been linked with the Portugal international - who previously claimed the Red Devils are the only club in England he would play for - while Paris Saint-Germain are reported to have already held talks with the forward.
It's believed Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, held secret talks with PSG chiefs just hours before Real's Champions League final win over Juventus last month - before the allegations surrounding Ronaldo surfaced.
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The Los Blancos all-time top scorer is often making headlines, but almost always for the right reasons. Earlier this year he became the first player to net 100 goals in the Champions League while guiding Real to a La Liga and Champions League double.
Real willing to make Ronaldo admirable offer
Regardless of all the Galacticos that have come and gone at the Santiago Bernabeu, what Ronaldo has done during his time in the Spanish capital is truly remarkable and is no wonder that Real are desperate to keep ahold of him.
The Portuguese only signed a new £365,000-a-week deal back in November, which ties him to the club until 2021 but, according to The Sun, Real are willing to compromise in order to tempt Ronaldo to stay.
Los Blancos are ready to offer Ronaldo a one-year extension to his current contract and hand him a huge signing on fee that would cover the demands of the Spanish tax authorities.
Los Blancos slap huge price tag on Portuguese
Given all of Ronaldo's success in Spain, it's obvious that footballing reasons are not to play a part in his desire to leave Real - although a new challenge elsewhere wouldn't be inconceivable.
But in any case that Real can't tempt their star man to make a U-turn on his decision, they will demand £175 million - marking a handsome £95 million profit - although they won't sit out and wait for the £874 million buy-out clause to be met in his contract.
United have missed out on their primary summer target, Antoine Griezmann, but with Ronaldo now seemingly available the club are ready to submit a bid, while they're also ready to make a move for striker Alvaro Morata if re-signing their former star falls through.
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