Paris Saint-Germain have made initial moves in what could end up being a sensational mega-money move for Real Madrid super star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Ligue 1 champions' Qatari owners are determined to make PSG the leading club in European football and see the acquisition of one of the game's leading stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Express. The report claims PSG are considering a summer move for the former Manchester United star and have made early moves.
Ronaldo's camp has been contacted and the report claims he has not knocked them back, suggesting he may be interested in switch from Santiago Bernabeu to Parc des Princes. However, any deal is likely to require a world record level transfer fee and pretty hefty contract.
Real Madrid will be confident of hanging on to their prized asset as he only signed a new deal earlier this season to keep him in the Spanish capital until 2018 and he appears to be happy there. Though PSG cannot be underestimated when it comes to spending power, as they have already paid big money for the likes of Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore.
PSG have also been linked with an audacious swoop for world football's other leading star, Lionel Messi, with a transfer fee of £210million mooted. However, as with Ronaldo at Real Madrid, Barcelona are unlikely to agree to a sale and Messi has a long-term contract recently signed.
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo would be a sensational swoop for PSG, whose fans would salivate at the prospect of him lining up in a front three with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cavani. The Portuguese is unlikely to want any distractions before the summer though, as Los Blancos are fighting for trophies on three fronts.
A recent defeat to Barcelona in El Clasico, followed by a shock loss to Sevilla, left Carlo Ancelotti's side trailing city rivals Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga by three points, while a Copa del Rey final against Barcelona is approaching next week.