PSG step up bid to sign Real Madrid star.
Manchester United are to face strong competition in any quest to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in Le Parisien and the Mirror.
Ronaldo has been linked with leaving Real Madrid in the summer after completing four seasons at the Bernbeu, with the Portuguese international admitting he still loves Manchester United where he made his name in the Premier League during five trophy-laden seasons.
But any bid for Manchester United will face serious competition with big-spending PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi admitting that the capture of Ronaldo would be a dream, although no offer has yet been made.
In an interview with Le Parisien Al-Khelaifi said: “I respect Real Madrid and their president. So if I want to have Ronaldo come to Paris, I will first call Real before engaging in any commentaries.”
Agent Jorge Mendes, who acts for Ronaldo as well as Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, is reported to have had meetings with Al-Khelaifi, according to the Mirror. Mourinho is the preferred choice to replace PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti at the end of the season, although his future at Real Madrid remains unclear following a dismal first half to the season.
Manchester United sold Ronaldo to Real Madrid for £80million in 2009 and it would take a similar transfer fee to prize him away from the Bernabeu.
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