Super-agent Jorge Mendes could be looking to engineer Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United from Real Madrid in a €70 million transfer, according to reports.
Mendes has already helped facilitate moves for both Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria to Old Trafford, and now could be looking to do the same with his star client.
According to reports in Spain, Mendes has an increasingly strained relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez which has reached breaking point after deadline day when he turned down the chance to sign Falcao.
Perez's comments afterwards that he would have had to have made him "president of Real Madrid' had he sanctioned a move for Falcao was also said to have annoyed Mendes - who is now gearing up to take the ultimate revenge, and Manchester United could benefit.
According to Catalan newspaper Sport he's now looking to move Ronaldo back to Manchester United - who have set aside €70 million to make the deal happen - next summer.
His plan is to unite all three of his top clients at Old Trafford and having got two of them there this summer, he wants Ronaldo to complete the trio in a year's time.
The Portuguese superstar, who left Old Trafford in 2009 as part of a then-record £80 million transfer, recently spoke of his love for Manchester United and his willingness to return one day soon.
"For me it was one of the best years in my career when I was there at Manchester United. Everyone knows that," he said in July.
"It is the club that is still in my heart. I really miss (the club). But now my life is in Spain. I'm enjoying playing there too. Part of my life is there. The future we never know.
"I'm really, really happy in the Spanish league at the moment."
Manchester United have made it clear that they have money to spend in the transfer market, and having splashed £150 million over the summer, while reports say they have handed boss Louis van Gaal a further £50 million to spend in January.
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