Old Trafford side set to make big splash in the summer transfer market.
David Moyes is readying expansive moves in the summer transfer market having thus far failed to make a single major signing since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of Man United.
CaughtOffside understands that Man United are in advanced talks with Real Madrid over a sensational move to re-sign Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo, with Bernabeu president paving the way for the 28 year old’s departure by focusing all his efforts on Tottenham winger Gareth Bale.
Moyes has been backed by his board to make an £80m offer for the Real Madrid star, who left Man United in 2009 for the same fee and has gone on to score an astonishing 201 goals in his four seasons at the La Liga side.
Perez is ready to listen to offers for Ronaldo due to the attacker’s steadfast refusal to sign a new long term contract and with two years left to run on his current deal the Spanish giants are well aware that his value will plummet the moment the summer transfer window slams shut.
Nike are also reportedly keen for such a deal to go through given their ties with the player and Man United and such a move would be a tremendous statement of intent from a club that is undergoing something of an uncertain period following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ronaldo spent six successful seasons at Man United prior to his move to Spain, during which time he won three Premier League titles as well as a Champions League crown.