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Manchester United hit by Cristiano Ronaldo transfer setback

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Manchester United's hopes of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo have been dealt a huge blow after Real Madrid president Florentino Perez confirmed the club will do everything in their power to keep hold of the Portugal international this summer, according to The Sun.

The 28-year-old forward was first linked with a move away from the Bernabeu after claiming he was "sad" in the Spanish capital earlier this season.

Paris St Germain and United were mentioned as possible destinations for the Real Madrid superstar amid speculation he wanted to quit.

But Perez has insisted La Liga giants are desperate to keep Ronaldo at the club, and are even willing to make him the best paid player in the world in an effort to convince him to stay.

The Sun reported Perez said: "He told me in the summer he was sad and I told him we would do everything possible for him to be content.

"I don't know if he has an offer from PSG. I think Cristiano is the best player in the world.

"We want to build the Madrid of the future around him and I would like Cristiano to be the best paid player in the world."

Real Madrid drew 3-3 in Jose Mourinho's penultimate game in charge against Real Sociedad - the former-Chelsea boss is set to leave this summer with reports expecting him to return to Stamford Bridge.

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in an £80m world record deal in the summer of 2009. Perez was instrumental in that transfer, having been elected to his second term as Real Madrid president just two months prior.

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