While Manchester United are reportedly reached an agreement with England and Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, there is still talk from the Italian press that they could go for Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portugal icon was unable to stop his country exit the Euros early, beaten 1-0 by Roberto Martinez’s Belgium and is now free to sort out his future, with I Bianconeri ideally wanting him to depart to free up wages.
Few clubs can afford Cristiano, with just a handful possessing the funds required to pay the superstar what he wants, among which are Red Devils.
Tuttosport explain United could offer the Italian giants an exchange with Paul Pogba, who only has 12 months left on his contract at Old Trafford.
However, those in charge of such moves at Old Trafford are not so completely certain about the financial significance of the deal.
Earning around €58.5 million pre-tax in terms of wages, Cristiano would require his former team to pay him somewhere close to €120 million over two years, because it’d be really strange for him to sign a one-year deal, even though he’ll turn 37 next February.
It seems that any deal involving the 20-time English champions would be a surprise at this stage.