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PSG want Cristiano Ronaldo to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Paris Saint-Germain are considering a bid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo next summer as they look to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, reports The Mirror.

Citing a story from France's sport newspaper L'Equipe, The Mirror claim that the Ligue 1 champions have already drawn up a shortlist of potential marquee signings for the 2016 summer transfer window.

They expect Ibrahimovic to leave Parc des Princes at the end of his current contract and want a new world-class star to come in and replace him.

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Unsurprisingly, Real Madrid's megastar tops the list of the cash-rich club, who believe their finances will be in order to make the deal happen next year.

Financial restrictions

That is because the £220,000 they currently pay Ibrahimovic every week will be cleared off of the books. Ronaldo earns an estimated £250,000-a-week at Real Madrid, according to the same report and PSG would be ready to match those wages along with a long-term deal.

The three-time Ballon d'Or winner will almost certainly become Real Madrid's all-time top scorer next season and may be ready to call time on his incredibly successful career in the Spanish capital.

Individual titles

He has already won the Champions League, La Liga and the Copa del Rey in Spain and another 11 goals will see him vault Raul and take the biggest individual title to have eluded him thus far.

A spell on Paris, where he would almost certainly enjoy an increase in his marketability, may suit his plans for life after football, but it is not just the lure of culture that could bring Ronaldo to France.

Agent links

Jorge Mendes is believed to hold an excellent relationship with PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi, further strengthened last summer when the superagent tried his best to get Angel di Maria to Parc des Princes.

Financial Fair Play prevented a deal from happening, but a relaxation in the rules by Uefa will open the door for PSG to make what is sure to be one of the highly anticipated transfers of all time.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Premier League
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Real Madrid
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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