Reports claim record Ronaldo bid
Real said to be readying £100million offer
By Francisco Acedo. Last Updated: 09/04/08 7:06pm
Ronaldo in top-form
Spanish reports claim Real Madrid have decided to offer Manchester United a world-record £100million for Cristiano Ronaldo.
It is believed Real told United last summer they would pay up to 120million euros for the Portuguese star.
The Red Devils made it quite clear they had no plans to sell Ronaldo - but the wonderful form of player, which has seen him score nearly 40 goals this season, will prompt a new bid.
Real have made little secret of their desire to lure Ronaldo to the Spanish capital and now La Sexta is claiming that an incredible £100million bid is imminent.
La Sexta - who have the rights to La Liga television coverage in Spain, are said to have close ties with high-ranking Real officials, from where the news on the possible bid have emanated.
However, it is also being reported that despite the huge bid, Real are not expecting United to accept the deal.
The current world record for a footballer is already held by Real, after they £46million to Juventus for Zinedine Zidane in 2001.
Recent speculation intensified after it was reported in Spain that Real's sporting director Predrag Mijatovic met with Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes in London and Rome in recent weeks.