Manchester United are ready to tempt Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford with a huge £300,000-a-week contract. The Real Madrid star currently earns £290,000-a-week at the Bernabeu - but the Red Devils are desperate to re-sign the two-time Ballon d'Or winner and will offer him a pay rise with a view to re-signing him in January.
This is according to the Express, who claim that a £60 million offer to Real Madrid could tempt the reigning European champions to cash-in on the Portugal captain, who turns 30 in February.
Ronaldo still loves Man United
Ronaldo has made it clear that he still loves Manchester United, the club where he cemented his status as one of the best players in the world between 2003-2008, and would be open to the idea of a surprise return.
"Everyone knows that - I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart," the 29-year-old recently told reporters. "I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day."
United face competition for Ronaldo
However, Manchester United are not the only club interested in Ronaldo, who has scored a remarkable 255 goals in 250 matches since joining Real Madrid in for a world-record £80 million fee in 2008.
The same report adds that French champions Paris Saint-Germain and German champions Bayern Munich might also been keen to sign Ronaldo, along with United's Premier League rivals, Chelsea.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho helped bring the best out of Ronaldo during his three-year tenure at the Bernabeu, and the left-sided attacking winger may consider the idea of reuniting with his compatriot at Stamford Bridge if the money's right.
But given his affection and affiliation to Manchester United, it seems likely that there's only one potential destination for the prolific superstar: Old Trafford.
Ronaldo contracted to Real Madrid until 2018
Ronaldo only signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid last September, but the Spanish giants may be tempted to cash in on the star, aware that his value will decrease over the forthcoming years now that he's on the wrong side of 30.
Furthermore, Ronaldo has finally helped Real Madrid win their tenth European Cup - one of the reasons Los Blancos spent so much money to sign him in the first place.
Real Madrid now have Gareth Bale, who is not far off Ronaldo's level, and spent big this summer to sign James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
It's also believed that Real Madrid would love to sign Chelsea's Eden Hazard as a direct replacement for Ronaldo - and a £60 million transfer fee could allow them to make a formal move for the Belgium international.