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Sir Alex Ferguson urged to help Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

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Sir Alex Ferguson needs to help Manchester United lure Chelsea target Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford according to Jan Aage Fjlrtoft.

The former Premier League striker who now works as a TV pundit in Germany also insisted that the Red Devils would be willing to break the transfer record and offer him a huge contract in order to get him back at his former club, saying: "money is no issue".

Rumours

Rumours have been rife since the close of the summer window that Ronaldo could be unhappy at the Bernabeu. Reports suggest he was distraught when both Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso were sold, while his powerful agent Jorge Mendes wants to move him to Manchester United after falling out with Madrid president Florentino Perez.

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It's been suggested that Ronaldo would be keen on returning to Old Trafford having left in 2009 for a then record £80 million, however the deal is likely to be difficult with Real Madrid keen on keeping their brightest star. Chelsea have also been linked with an attempt to take him to Stamford Bridge for around £60 million.

Involved

According to Fjortoft that should prompt Sir Alex Ferguson to get involved. The retired former Manchester United boss shares a close relationship with Ronaldo - who recently said in an interview that his former manager was one of his only friends in the game.

Fjortoft believes Ferguson can use that to Manchester United's advantage and prise the Portuguese superstar from Madrid.

He wrote on Twitter: "Guess Sir Alex Ferguson got one job now: - Get CRonaldo home. Money no issue".

Chelsea may still have a say in the Ronaldo transfer saga, although that seems unlikely. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho yesterday hit out at the Portuguese ace for causing Real Madrid's exit from the Champions League in 2012. 

Summer Spending

The Red Devils spent more than £150 million over the summer on six new players as boss Louis van Gaal began a major squad overhaul. He is expected to continue spending in January with Kevin Strootman of Roma believed to be a primary target when the winter window opens. 

The earliest a deal for Ronaldo could happen is in the summer, although previous reports have suggested that as things stand Madrid aren't willing to sell.

Before then however Van Gaal will be focused on getting his side back into the Champions League this season, and Manchester United took the first step on that journey with a win against QPR on Sunday - their first competitive victory under the Dutch boss. Their next assignment is a trip to face Leicester on Sunday. 

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