Real Madrid are reportedly ready to offload Cristiano Ronaldo once and for all, with the Portuguese superstar having soured many relationships at the Santiago Bernabeu after comments he recently made about the club.
This, as a result, opens the door for Manchester United to swoop in and reports claim a deal looks more likely than ever.
Ronaldo may be in fine form at the World Cup, but by no means does that sort his uncertain Real Madrid future. After the Champions League final win over Liverpool, he admitted that a move away from the Spanish capital could be in order.
According to El Gol Digital, Madrid are now ready to finally get rid of Ronaldo. He has few friends in the dressing room, with the report suggesting only Marcelo and Karim Benzema have his back.
More importantly, the same story suggests that new manager Julen Lopetegui is more than happy to get rid of the 33-year-old, as president Florentino Perez aims to buy Paris Saint-German talisman Neymar.
The Express claim Ed Woodward longs for Ronaldo’s return – even if he is in the latter stages of his career.
Should United make a bid, Real Madrid’s response will be intriguing.