Reports have surfaced in the Daily Mail that Manchester city are ready to smash the world record transfer fee to lure Cristiano Ronaldo away from Madrid.
The Portuguese phenomenon has bagged 38 goals in La Liga with one game still to play, taking his overall tally to 51 goals in all competitions, breaking the record held previously by Los Blancos legend Ferenc Puskas.
These reports have stemmed from a supposed bust up with Jose Mourinho after the Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, it is understood that Ronaldo was unhappy at Jose Mourinho, as he was deployed as a lone front man ploughing a lonely furrow against a sea of Catalan dominance.
Ronaldo was signed in 2009 for a world record fee, with Real paying Manchester united £80m to secure his services. Madrid president Florentino Perez has stated that he would have to make a considerable profit to consider selling Ronaldo in order to calm the expected outpourings of discontent from Madrid fans.
Manchester city captain Tevez has been at the centre of much discussion regarding his future, and could be used as a makeweight in the deal, having been tipped to follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps swapping Manchester for the Spanish Capital. With the financial backing from owner Sheikh Mansour the side from the blue half of Manchester are the only team able to increase Ronaldo’s current weekly wages, believed to be approximately £200,000 a week.
Much could depend on Tevez’s movement in the transfer window, if their talismanic argentine leaves, the trophy hungry owners may have to dip into their considerable pockets to capture the former United star.
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