Florentino Perez says PSG must smash world record to sign Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Paris Saint-Germain they can sign Cristiano Ronaldo - but only if they pay the three-time Ballon d'Or winner's €1 billion release clause.

The Telegraph claim Perez told Spanish radio: "If PSG want Cristiano Ronaldo it's simple: they have to pay the €1 billion release clause."

So, that's effectively a hands-off warning but with a caveat. If PSG want to sign the man regarded by some as the world's best player, they'll need to smash the world transfer record and then some.


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PSG, despite their immense wealth, are not about to spend anywhere close to €1 billion in order to sign Ronaldo, who turns 31 later this season.

There were reports over the summer that the Ligue 1 champions were interested in signing Ronaldo - reportedly as a replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic - but Real Madrid have no desire to sell the prolific Portuguese superstar just yet.

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Ronaldo set to become Real Madrid's top scorer

Furthermore, Ronaldo has no desire to leave the Bernabeu - not yet, anyway.

The powerful forward needs 11 more goals to become Real Madrid's all-time top scorer - Raul netted 323 goals in 741 appearances, while Ronaldo has scored a ridiculous 313 goals in 302 matches - but he should achieve that before the end of 2015.

PSG, though, might be an attractive next destination for Ronaldo.

Not only would he continue to earn a staggering amount of money, but he could also help PSG win the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Ronaldo would also have no problem scoring goals on a regular basis in Ligue 1, one suspects, even if he arrives at the Parc des Princes in his mid-thirties.

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