The Sky Blues will break the bank for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester City are prepared to meet any financial demands from both Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo, to secure the former Ballon D’or winner’s signature, according to The Daily Star.
City chairman Sheik Mansur has made it clear to the Real Madrid hierarchy that he will do everything financially possible to secure the 28-year-old for the upcoming season.
This introduces the possibility of an astronomical transfer fee, and wages that could reportedly rise above £300,000-a-week. .
Manchester United were said to be in pole position to land their former star if he were to become available, although Real Madrid president Florentino Perez seemingly put an end to rumours by declaring that Ronaldo would spend the rest of his career at Los Blancos.
New Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti would undoubtedly want to keep hold of a player who guarantees 50-goals-a-season. However, a world record breaking bid from Manchester City would be difficult to turn down for a player who is approaching 30.
PSG had a £55m bid turned down for Ronalso last week, but he would favour a return to the Premier League to experimenting in the revitalised French league with the oil-rich champions.
This statement of intent from Manchester City will all but end any United hopes that Ronaldo, who won three league titles with the club, will return to Old Trafford.
The Portuguese sensation, who has scored a stunning 201 goals in 199 appearances for Real Madrid, has not yet been made a formal offer to extend his contract, which has two years left to run.
If a shocking move to the Blue half of Manchester did materialise, Ronaldo would team up with ex-Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini, who was in charge during Ronaldo’s first season in 2009.
City have so far secured deals for Fernandinho and Jesus Navas, but a deal for Ronaldo would blow any other transfer business this window completely out of the water.