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Manchester United confident Cristiano Ronaldo will reject Chelsea

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Manchester United have been alerted to the surprise report that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is looking to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Premier League.

Reports in Spain claimed the billionaire Russian is ready to revamp his playing staff by selling several flopping stars and reinvesting in the Real Madrid stalwart.

Ronaldo has been tipped to leave the Bernabeu at the end of the current campaign with PSG favourites to sign him, but Chelsea appear ready to launch an audacious offer to bring him to Stamford Bridge.


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But the Blues face disappointment as, according to the Sun, Manchester United are ready to match any offer Chelsea make for the 30-year-old. Old Trafford officials are very confident Ronaldo would rather return to Manchester than risk damaging his legacy by joining one of their main rivals.

Louis van Gaal's team have enough money to trump anything Abramovich can offer and will match his wage demands. Ronaldo currently earns €350,000-a-week (£250,000) at Real Madrid, but thanks to England's higher tax rate, the Portuguese would want even more.

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Ronaldo has made it clear that his love for Manchester United is forever enduring, but he also recently revealed that he was open to working with Jose Mourinho again, calling his compatriot the best current manager in the world.

“As people know, I like Manchester United. I love that club," he told ITV.

But on Mourinho, he told BT Sport: "Work with Mourinho again? Why not? I would put him at the top, I always say that."

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The presence of Sir Alex Ferguson, however, is likely to give Manchester United a distinct advantage. Ferguson and Ronaldo share a close relationship and appeared to be as friendly as ever at Ronaldo's recent film premiere.

Ferguson may no longer be in charge, but his directorial role in the Old Trafford boardroom means he will have the chance to play an influential part in any negotiation.

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