Manchester United are still not giving up on trying to sign Cristiano Ronaldo but Real Madrid are planning on making him the highest paid player in world football.
According to the Telegraph, Santiago Bernabeu president Florentino Perez going to jet out to the USA while Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates go on a four-game pre-season tour.
Perez plans to finally crush Manchester United’s hopes of bringing back the man they sold to Real Madrid in 2009 for a world record £80milllion by offering him a sensational new deal.
David Moyes recently admitted Old Trafford officials were working hard behind the scenes to bring in some of “the best players in the world” and the Telegraph report claims they are convinced Cristiano Ronaldo is keen on a return, should he leave Real Madrid.
It also says the Portugal star would be open to running down his contract with los Blancos, which expires in 2015, and joining Manchester United then.
However, Real Madrid are not keen for this to happen and Manchester United are convinced they will be ready to offload the 28-year-old if he makes it clear no new contract will be agreed.
Perez will try to stop this from happening by offering Ronaldo a deal that would see him earn in excess of the £330,000 a week that Anzhi Makhachkala pay Samuel Eto’o.
Perez expressed confidence in a recent interview that Ronaldo wanted to following the footsteps of Zinedine Zidane and retire a Real Madrid legend.