Man United In the Clear to Complete £120m Cristiano Ronaldo Signing But May Opt Against Big Money Deal

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Old Trafford side may elect to end pursuit of Bernabeu attacker.

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Man United are reportedly set to give up their pursuit of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo with the cost of such a deal proving too steep for the Old Trafford side according to the Daily Mail.

By all accounts the Portuguese international turned down a chance to re-sign for Man United a year ago and with the player nearing his 30th birthday the club can not justify the huge costs associated with a move for the two time Balon d’Or winner now.

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Real Madrid are set to announce debts of nearly £400m at their AGM on Sunday and may well feel the need to cash in on a player or two to help balance the books.

This source believes Man United would have to fork out around £120m to bring in Ronaldo, that sum including the fee to sign the player as well as covering his £300k a week salary demands, and given Louis van Gaal has just spent £150m on new players this summer it appears that a move for the Real Madrid man is a step too far.

That said, Man United are seemingly ‘in the clear’ to attempt such a move with AS Monaco, Ronaldo’s other prospective suitors, with the big spending Ligue 1 side no longer able to consider such a move.

Ronaldo’s hat-trick away at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday brought his tally of Real Madrid goals to an astonishing 260 in 253 appearances.

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