Manchester United are set to reignite their interest in former player Cristiano Ronaldo, reports the Daily Star.
The Portuguese superstar, who left Old Trafford for a then world record fee of £80 million in the summer of 2009, has reportedly grown frustrated with Real president Florentino Perez, meaning that he could end up back at his old club in the near future.
LVG wants him
Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has already admitted that he would be willing to bring the club's former No.7 back to the Theatre of Dreams, despite insisting that any potential deal would prove difficult.
It now appears, though, that United will make an attempt to land Ronaldo, with Perez having told United that Welshman Gareth Bale is not for sale.
Under the Van Gaal regime, the Premier League giants previously landed Argentine ace Angel di Maria from the Spanish outfit in the last transfer window, but it appears that the club are ready to splash the cash once again in 2015.
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There's no doubt about it, despite the mega transfer fee that it would take for United to land Ronaldo, he would prove quite the coup for the club, as they look to regain their status as a dominant force in world football.
He's a superstar
Ronaldo, of course, has broken several records throughout his spell in Madrid, as he's now recognised by the majority as the world's best player.
The forward is, however, now at 29-years of age, so is approaching the latter stages of his career, but will most certainly be expecting to star at the top for a number of years yet.
It remains to be seen as to whether Manchester United will press ahead with a move for the player's signature, but their immediate attention will turn to this Thursday's Premier League schedule.
The Red Devils travel to the Britannia to take on Stoke City and will be desperate to secure all three points after being held to a goalless draw against Tottenham in their last outing.
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