MANCHESTER UNITED are eyeing a sensational move to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, according to sensational claims from Portugal.
The British media revealed yesterday no deal will be done.
But that hasn’t stopped Portuguese newspaper A Bola talking up a move.
They claim in their Wednesday edition that United could test Real Madrid’s resolve with a world-record £157m offer for Ronaldo this summer.
However the Red Devils will reportedly face stiff competition in the hunt for his signature with Paris St-Germain, Monaco and clubs from China also said to be ready to do the same.
Ronaldo, 32, has enjoyed arguably his most impressive season yet at the Bernabeu.
The Portugal star made 46 appearances in all competitions, scoring 42 goals in the process.
He played a key role in helping the Spanish giants win their first league title in five years and scored a brace as they claimed back-to-back Champions League triumphs on Saturday.
His Real contract still has four years left to run but A Bola say that hasn’t deterred his suitors.
Ronaldo spent a hugely successful six years at Old Trafford before joining Real for £80m in 2009.
However it’s widely believed that the forward has no intention of returning to Manchester.
A club source said: “Ronaldo has made it clear that he won’t ever come back to United. It could have happened at one stage, but not now.
“The club has now accepted a deal for him will never happen and has moved on.”