Ronaldo remains Real target

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Real Madrid remain in the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo, despite Man Utd's claims that he is going nowhere.

Spaniards refuse to accept that winger is not for sale

Real Madrid remain in the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo, despite Manchester United's claims that he is going nowhere. The Red Devils maintain the Portuguese ace is not for sale and are not prepared to enter into any form of negotiations regarding a potential transfer. Sir Alex Ferguson held clear-the-air discussions with the winger last week, and claimed in the aftermath of those talks that there was no chance the player would be leaving for Spain. However, Real president Ramon Calderon refuses to accept that is the case and believes that the Premier League champions are trying to tempt their Spanish counterparts into upping the fee they are willing to pay.

Price

The Primera Liga outfit are thought to be prepared to part with a record-breaking 85million euros (£67.4m) in order to get their man, but no more. "This type (of transfer) is hard," Calderon told the Spanish media, when asked about Ferguson's comments. "But we're going to go for it all the same. "I suppose it's all about a manner of theirs to let us know clearly that they're not going to lower the price in any way and that if we want him we have to pay a lot more money."

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