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Even PSG might not be able to afford Cristiano Ronaldo, as new release clause is revealed

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It is common knowledge that Cristiano Ronaldo is among the world's finest ever players. Of his contemporaries, only Lionel Messi comes close. 

The Real Madrid forward cost £80 million pounds when he left Manchester United in 2009, and since then has gone from strength to strength. He has scored at more than a goal a game for Los Blancos, having netted 313 times in 302 games for them, and is jostling for position with Messi atop the all-time Champions League scoring charts. 

Now, though, having hit the landmark and ripe-old age of 30-years-old, there could be one last, big payday on the cards for the living legend.

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PSG are rumoured to be interested in Ronaldo, and Daily Mail reports that Madrid rebuffed an £87 million offer for him in the summer. Real Madrid chairman, Fiorentino Perez has gone one step further, though, issuing a warning to potential suitors: "If PSG want Cristiano Ronaldo it's simple, they have to pay the €1 billion release clause."

Perez did concede that everybody either is transferred or retires already, admitting that "no one is a prophet in football", but he did confirm of Ronaldo that "we [Real Madrid] don't want to sell him in 2016, he still has three years left on his contract."

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Ronaldo has had a slow start to the season by his standards and is yet to get off the mark for Real Madrid. However, he has not had a seasonal tally below 50 goals since his first season at the club, so the expectation is that he will soon find form.

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