Manchester United have accepted an Â£80million bid from Real Madrid for Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has long been a target for the Spanish giants, whose president Florentino Perez vowed earlier this week to do "everything possible" to take the 24-year-old to the Bernabeu.
A statement on United's official website on Thursday morning, under the headline 'Reds accept Â£80m Ronaldo bid', read: "Manchester United have received a world-record, unconditional offer of Â£80million for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid."
The statement continued: "At Cristiano's request - who has again expressed his desire to leave - and after discussion with the player's representatives, United have agreed to give Real Madrid permission to talk to the player.
"Matters are expected to be concluded by 30 June. The club will not comment until further notice."
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