A potential record breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain is still on the cards for Cristiano Ronaldo, reports Le10Sport.
Former PSG director Leonardo revealed the club did "everything within the written laws" to convince Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid for the French capital in the summer.
The Brazilian explained in an interview with Telefoot: "We thought of signing Ronaldo. I did everything within the written laws to try to get him to Paris but it was impossible to make him leave Real Madrid."
But according to French daily Le10Sport, there are still hopes from within Parc des Princes that Ronaldo could still sign for the Ligue 1 champions despite signing a long-term contract at the Bernabeu earlier this year.
Although the idea of signing Ronaldo in the near future has been ruled out, there is a feeling that their pursuit of him is dormant rather than dead.
The former Manchester United star reportedly holds PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi in high esteem following several chance meetings between the pair.
Ronaldo, who is favourite for the 2013 Ballon d'Or award, remains impressed by the project at PSG and is still tempted by the prospect of relocating to the fashion capital of the world.
Meanwhile, his relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is famously strained, cold and distant.
Of course, the biggest hint that Ronaldo is ready to relocate is the fact that he takes French lessons. Why else would he need to speak French? Do they speak French in Madrid? No.