Red Devils believe they can persuade Portuguese to return to the North-West.
Newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester United are preparing a multimillion-pound deal to re-sign playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to reports in the Sun.
The Portugal international only departed Old Trafford for the Spanish capital four years ago in a world-record deal worth a staggering £80 million.
And, in the intervening period the 28-year-old forward has lit up the Santiago Bernabeu with his blistering array of attacking talents, scoring a quite incredible 196 goals in just 193 appearances for the Spanish giants.
However, Ronaldo’s current contract with Los Blancos is set to expire on May 30 2015 and as yet the club and the player have failed to come to any agreement over a new deal, with United said to be waiting in the wings ready to pounce if the Portuguese decides to depart the La Liga champions this summer.
But, United are understood to only be willing to offer £65m to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester, which is £20m short of Madrid’s valuation of the player, so if a potential deal is to take place for the front man at the end of the season, the Red Devils will need to substantially raise their offer.