Manchester United step up pursuit of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United are ready to smash the world transfer record to prove there is life after Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo took to his official Twitter account yesterday and opened the door to a return to Old Trafford, by insisting his future at Real Madrid is far from certain.
United’s American owners are determined the club will continue to be a major European force despite Fergie’s retirement, who had been in charge of the club for 26 years.
Ronaldo, 28, remains United’s No 1 target and yesterday tweeted: “All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false.”
The tweet suggests Ronaldo is irritated by Madrid president Florentino Perez constant claims that the Portuguese superstar will be staying at Real, and even retire at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Perez said: “I’d bet Cristiano will retire at Madrid because it’s the natural thing.”
Ronaldo has two years left on his Real deal but his tweet made it clear he could be available.
And United would be prepared to beat the record £80m they received from Real for Ronaldo in 2009.
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