Cristiano Ronaldo is believed to be taking French lessons, prompting a flurry of rumours regarding a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain next year, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Real Madrid star has been repeatedly linked with the side from the French capital in recent months, despite signing a new contract with his current side in the summer.
Ronaldo currently earns £15million a year, but he could increase his wage with a move to super-rich PSG.
Despite Manchester United’s interest in their former hitman, and the player’s willingness to return to Old Trafford, PSG look set to blow them out of the water with a bid that could prove too hard to resist for Real or Ronaldo.
The Ligue 1 winners are looking to take on Europe in earnest this season, and have identified Ronaldo as the man to lead their charge.
The Madrid number seven would increase his current salary, thought to be around £200,000 per week, if he were to move to Paris, while he is yet to indicate a desire to extend his contract with Real beyond its 2015 expiry.
The 28-year-old, who shattered the world record transfer fee when he signed for Real Madrid for £80million in 2008, has, however, refused to rule out a return to English football.
"I really miss English football," Ronaldo said. "For me, it was one of the best years of my career when I was there in Manchester United."
Although, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi believes he could make the Ronaldo dream come true, despite already lavishing £55m on Edinson Cavani last summer, he is keen for the Portugese star to join PSG and looks as if he’s willing to pay any price to make it happen.
"I know he has two years left on his contract with Real Madrid," Nasser Al-Khelaifi told Spanish paper AS. But I have a very good relationship with Florentino. If I want my dream of signing Cristiano to be met, I'll call [Perez]."
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti remains optimistic Ronaldo will stay.
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