United negotiating deal

Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Real Madrid over the stunning transfer of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo this summer as the club officials want to hand a marquee signing to new manager David Moyes as he readies for his first season in charge of the club as replacement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

According to an English daily which has reported the exclusive news, Real Madrid’s power brokers have gradually opened up to the idea of selling their prized asset after growing frustrated with the player’s reluctance to sign a new deal at the club that will see him renew his contract beyond 2015. Former Real Madrid president has also opened up about the possibility that the club’s pursuit of Gareth Bale is due to the Portuguese winger’s reluctance to pen a new deal as he wants a return to his former club.

The English daily also reported that United and Real have been in discussions about the stunning deal for the last twelve days and they are nearing a breakthrough in negotiations. If the deal does goes through in the end, the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo will provide the perfect start to life as the Manchester United boss for David Moyes and he knows a fan favorite will also give him time to make his mark at the club.

United have been openly pursuing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and that has given them the chance to negotiate a deal to bring Ronaldo back without any fuss in the background. Carlo Ancelotti, the new Real Madrid manager has also given up hope of holding on to Cristiano Ronaldo and has asked the club to secure the signing of Javier Hernandez in exchange for Ronaldo, a proposition that would intrigue United officials who are putting together a whopping package for the Portuguese.