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What Man United are willing to do to bring Cristiano Ronaldo home next summer

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You all remember the Cristiano Ronaldo saga from the summer, right?

If not, let us give you a little recap: first of all, the Spanish authorities charged the Real Madrid superstar with tax evasion to the tune of around €14 million.

Apparently, this left CR7 so angry that he decided he did not want to play in Spain any longer - period.

So, while the rumour mills worked overtime and it seemed as though whether Ronaldo was either set for a money-spinning deal with Paris Saint-Germain (that Neymar ultimately secured) or a romantic return to Manchester United, either way, his days at the Bernabeu were numbered.

It was also reported that Real boss Zinedine Zidane was keen on securing French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, possibly as a heir to Ronaldo's throne. But, the striker eventually made his way to PSG, too.

It seems as though nearly all circumstances have changed over the summer - all except one.

When questioned about Chelsea's Eden Hazard's potential switch to Spain on The Transfer Window Podcast, journalist Duncan Castles said: "You've got to take into account the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave.

"That situation hasn't changed. He's looking to find a club that will take him. And if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves then 1) Real Madrid have a lot of extra money to spend. 2) They have a hole in the squad that someone like Eden Hazard or Kevin De Bruyne could fill.

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"It will be that category of talent. It's a potential next world superstar that they will go for."

Additionally, The Sun claim that Ronaldo wants to be paid more than longtime rival Lionel Messi will be with his new deal at Barcelona and Real are unwilling to do that. But, Manchester United would be.

It would appear as though Ronaldo still wants to leave Madrid and the 32-year-old is still unhappy at his treatment by the Spanish authorities.

Although the former United man has pleaded not guilty to the accusations levied at him, the case continues.

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It's hard to imagine what club will be willing to pay Ronaldo what he wants at his age, even if he is still scoring goals like there's no tomorrow.

He has started the season with five goals in seven appearances - even though he is goalless in three La Liga games - and that takes his Madrid tally to 411 strikes in 401 games.

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