Manchester United have met with officials from sports manufacturer Nike to plot Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to the club from Real Madrid.
The Sun claims representatives from the American company flew in to London yesterday (Friday) to discuss the renewal of their shirt sponsorship agreement.
However, discussions also took place over bringing Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in a deal that would benefit both parties.
The Portuguese winger has a boot deal with Nike, but wears the Adidas-sponsored Real Madrid kit week-in, week-out in Spain.
And, the report claims Nike believe their global brand would be even stronger if Ronaldo played for a team sponsored by the famous swoosh.
A deal wouldn’t be cheap though, with Manchester United needing to spend in the region of €75million to bring the player back to the Premier League, plus a player like Nani to sweeten the deal, the paper claims.
Nike’s current €350million deal with the Red Devils expires in 2015 after 13-years, and that figure could double during renegotiations.
And, with the paper reporting that Ronaldo would snub big-money from PSG to play under Sir Alex Ferguson again, Nike want to help ‘in any way they can’ to make such a move happen.