United target will be paid £15m per season to remain with los Blancos.
Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to put pen to paper on a new bumper five-year deal with Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to reports in the Mail on Sunday.
The Portuguese international will sign the contract alongside Madrid president Florentino Perez at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday at 12.45 (BST), with the 28-year-old set to earn a staggering 90m euros across the five-year period, which works out at £15m per season after tax, but before any additional bonuses are added on.
And Ronaldo’s new deal now makes him once again the highest-paid player in the dressing room in the Spanish capital, ahead of recent world-record signing Gareth Bale, with the Wales international being paid £8.3m a season by los Blancos after his £85m arrival from Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur.
However, Premier League champions Manchester United’s slim hopes of being able to persuade Ronaldo to move back to Old Trafford now appear to be over.
The Red Devils, who Ronaldo played for with great success between 2003 and 2009, had wanted the wide-man to run down his current deal with Madrid until it expired on June 30 2015, before then re-joining United in two years’ time on a free transfer, but with a whopping £50m signing-on fee.