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Real will pay £80million to land Man United forward

Welcome to the daily Cristiano Ronaldo update, where the Real Madrid manager has said the club will pay ‘whatever it takes’ to bring the Manchester United player to the Bernabeu this summer. The Spanish champions are clearly turning the screw in their bid to secure the player’s signature – is there anything that Sir Alex Ferguson can do about it?

The Daily Mirror report that Bernd Schuster has targeted Champions League success next season, and believe that having the Portuguese forward in their ranks will considerably boost their chances of winning this competition.

“For a player like Ronaldo we will pay whatever it takes,” said the Real coach.

“What counts for us this coming season is to win the Champions League and he can help us obtain that goal.”

It has been thought that United might demand something in the region of £80million for their most prized asset – that’s providing they are prepared to name their price. There has been little word coming from Old Trafford in the past couple of weeks, despite the newspapers doing their best to imagine some Fergie fury at what’s going on. It appears that the Scot is sunning himself in France instead, enjoying a nice glass of red.

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